Q&A With Signee Luke Stevenson

Headed to UNC Chapel Hill, the baseball standout led the team with 21 HR in 2022 on the way to a conference championship


Q: What is your earliest memory of playing your sport? 

A: 4-years-old, just playing with my parents.

Q: What made you stick with your sport all these years?

A: I love it, and it’s fun, and over the years, I enjoyed more and more.

Q: Who are some of your athletic heroes, people you look up to in your sport? Why do they stand out? 

A: Growing up, I always looked up to Derek Jeter. I’m a Yankees fan, and I think he plays the game the right way.

Q: What factors led you to sign with the college/university that you chose? What made that school stand out? 

A: Growing up, UNC was my dream school. I always wanted to play baseball at Carolina. I love the coaching staff. It was a great fit.

Q: What course of study or major do you plan to pursue at your college or university? 

A: I’m undecided right now.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most while playing a sport while attending college?

A: Being a student and being a part of the UNC community. Playing baseball games today will be a lot of fun and make my days eventful.

Q: What are you anxious about as you transition to attend and play in college?  

A: Just being away from family.

Q: What regulations/rules did you encounter regarding recruiting and signing? 

A: There’s a bunch of little rules to follow, and to follow them can sometimes be difficult. 

Q: What is one thing you would change about your recruiting/signing process and why?

A: I mean, I wouldn’t change much. I really like my process. I was waiting for UNC.  UNC was my dream school because I like time for me and my family.

Q: What advice would you give to the next class of student athletes who will go through the process of recruitment?

A: I would say have fun with it. You know it’s stressful, but it’s a good stress. You’re gonna have opportunity to play college sports, so have fun with it. You only get to do it once and choose the school that just feels best.

Q: What advice would you give to your past self regarding your athletic career? 

A: Just have fun with it. It’s a game so keep enjoying it.

Q: Who are some people you would like to thank for helping you get to where you are today? How did they assist you? 

A: There’s a ton of people. I mean, I’ve had a lot of guidance and help throughout my whole life,but I definitely say, like, Coach Carlos. And all my coaches back in New Jersey, and all the coaches that help me and my teammates. And my family especially.

Q: What is your favorite memory as a Cougar athlete? 

A: Probably all the times we beat Heritage, and just traveling on the bus with the other guys, and listen to music and just all hanging out. We are a  tight knit group.