2019 MIF Marshall Chapman Commits to Benedictine

Congrats on your new commitment! What is it about Benedictine that excites you the most?

The things that excite me the most about Benedictine is being able to be coached. After visiting the school, I learned that this team has a great coaching staff which enables me to have a great opportunity to be consistently coached. Day in and day out the more knowledge I receive the greater chance I have to grow.

Last year was your first with Top Tier. Talk about your experience going through the winter workouts and summer season, and what it means to wear the TT.

Coming into my first season with Top Tier was exciting however, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. But my drive and competitive nature allowed me to meet expectations. That expectation was greatness. I loved the off-season workouts. The work outs made me become a better player physically and mentally. Teaching me to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Summer time baseball reflected all the hard work I put in. Leaving everything on the field and being the best on the field was the goal. Wearing that TT on my hat makes me feel proud to be a part of a family. A family that only settles for the absolute best. We hate losing!

Talk a little bit about the recruiting process and how everything went down.  

The recruiting process for me felt longer than it was. I had to learn to focus and trust in the process, figure out who I am as a ball player, and find the right fit for me. After going to showcases and tournaments with exposure opportunities I was able to attract the right attention at the right times. At the end of my junior season I was able to decide on what school I wanted to attend based on the offers I was given.

What were some of the priorities you looked at when deciding where you wanted to commit?

During the recruiting process some factors and priorities I kept in mind were campus size, baseball organization, coaching style and training philosophy, feel of the campus, team chemistry, my intended major, coach to player relationships, cafeteria food, and finally ethnicity and gender ratios.

What challenges do you see ahead of you before you get to campus?

Before I reach campus the one challenge I see myself facing is preparing myself to excel at the next level. Signing was only the beginning of a new grind.

What are some of the goals you have set for yourself as a college baseball player?

Some goals that I have set for my freshman year in college are to start as a freshman, be Freshman All-Conference, and put up some great numbers.

Is there anybody you would like to give a shout-out or thanks to?

I would like to shout out my parents for supporting me, my brother, my coach Jeff Boehm, and the man above because without him none of this would be possible.

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