Senior Knolton Clark has committed to play baseball at Purdue University. The Friars right handed pitcher shared, "Once I stepped on campus at Purdue I felt at home. Purdue provides me a great opportunity to compete for a Division 1 program in the Big 10 but also prepares me to succeed academically while setting me up for my future."
He went on to share how his dad was born and raised in Indiana so he's looking forward to going to school and playing ball where he came from.
Clark added, "Coach Waz and Coach Cribby are both well respected, knowledgeable coaches and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from them."
A three-year Varsity letterman for Servite Baseball, Clark is expected to be a major contributor for the Friars on the mound this season.
Coach Gilbert shared, "We are extremely excited and proud of Knolton and look forward to his next chapter at Purdue! It's a great fit both academically and athletically. Knolton has worked really hard the past few years and has made great strides this summer on the mound. He is a big part of what we are trying to do this year." He continued, "Knolton will play a large role for Servite baseball in 2019. Last year he pitched out of the bullpen with an an older, more experienced pitching staff, but we look to him to step up and be a major contributor to our success this season. Purdue has gotten a great young man who will work very hard both on and off the field. Congratulations, Knolton!"
Besides playing baseball, Clark in heavily involved on campus and in the community. At Servite, he is a member of the Admissions Committee, National Honor Society, JSA and the Spikeball Club while off campus he volunteers at St. Jude's, JDRF, the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, Stand Up for Kids and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition, he has served as a coach for the Tustin Challengers for the last seven years helping kids experience the game that he loves.
Clark would like to thank everyone who helped him get to where he is today saying, "I would like to thank my parents for sticking by my side in my ups and downs these past few years and for always encouraging me and helping me be my best self. I would also like to thank Coach Gilbert, Coach Page, and Coach Lappin for everything they've done for me since my freshman year and pushing me to be the best I can be on and off the field. Boiler Up!"
Servite would like to congratulate Knolton on this great accomplishment and wish him the best of luck as he finishes his senior year and begins his studies at Purdue.