Senior Spotlight: Matthew Leber

In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior athletes, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy!

Matthew Leber is a member of Oak Hall’s boys varsity baseball team!

By Mia Currie

A: Advice you’d give your freshman-self? Enjoy everything, since there are only four years of high school. Enjoy freshman year before it gets hard in junior and senior year.
B: Best pre-game meal? I’d probably have to go with Chick-Fil-A or Five Guys.
C: Coach’s best words of advice? Keep your head up even when you fail. Just keep your head up and focus on the next game if you don’t do well in one game.
D: Favorite dessert? Ice cream.
E: Most entertaining practice? Music.
F: Favorite high school athletic moment? Beating St. Francis in the district semi-final game.
G: Goals for your senior season? Probably to win the district and see what happens from there.
H: Hoping to attend (which college)? UF.
I: Interesting thing about you away from baseball? I’ve played violin my whole life and I also can draw.
J: Favorite joke? I don’t have one off the top of my head!
K: Keys to keeping up with homework? Time management I think would have to be an important part to keep up with homework.
L: Least favorite practice drill? Probably running/conditioning.
M: Music you listen to? Hip hop or classic rock.
N: Netflix or Hulu? Definitely Netflix.
O: Outside hobbies other than your sport? I love listening to music and traveling.
P: How do you prepare for a big game include? I try to stay focused and keep calm because you don’t want to get nervous.
Q: Question you would ask your future self? Where I’ll end up in 10 years, what I’ll be doing as a job.
R: Most relaxing part of your day? Probably just after I get home, after practice.
S: What would your senior superlative be? Baseball player. 
T: Favorite TV show? Stranger Things.
U: Most underrated pet? Iguana.
V: Favorite vacation spot? I’m going to go with the mountains.
W: What does it mean to you to be an Eagle? Being a lifer at Oak Hall definitely has a big part of my life, so I’d definitely say being a lifer.
X: Have you ever had to get an X-Ray? Yes, after I fractured my nose.
Y: How do you hope to impact the younger team members on your team? I think just being a good leader, teaching them all the new things there are to learn about baseball.
Z: Favorite zoo animal? A giraffe.