Ethan Gwara (’23) commits to Eastern University for baseball

February 5, 2023

Gwara commits to Eastern for baseball.

Gwara commits to Eastern for baseball.

Ethan Gwara (‘23), the three-year varsity player, has committed and will attend Eastern University next fall, majoring in Biology, on the Pre-Med track.

Gwara, who has been a three year varsity player for the East Baseball program, began playing baseball when he was 4. His parents were always “super involved in [his] career,” since the beginning. Outside of East, Gwara plays for “Colossal Sports Academy and the South Jersey Mutineers. On the Mutineers there are a bunch of East guys so it’s always a lot of fun to play with your high school guys.

”The recruiting process “was a lot of fun,” Gwara said, “the overnight visits were my favorite because they gave me time to bond with my potential new teammates.”

When it came to selecting a single school, Gwara said “he had a tough time selecting a single school, but Eastern had a beautiful campus, and the guys there were great.” He added, “Their coaching staff and their success in developing pitchers definitely attracted me.”

Gwara’s biggest inspiration throughout his career was his dad but two coaches named Chris Rollins and Jonathan Gonzalez also played a big role. Rollins was his pitching coach for a long time and he always gave me time to work in the weight room.

“Jonathan Gonzalez, “Gonzo,” has been my coach since 13u and he’s always put me in the position to succeed. A year ago, I started training with Christian Lee and he keeps my game constantly improving.”

He also wanted to thank his parents, “My parents always drove me to my tournaments and made sure that I was practicing with the right coaches to improve my game. They are my number one supporters and I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without them.”

At East, Gwara said “Coach Hutchinson made a huge impact; he always kept me in check and kept my head level.” Throughout high school, Gwara said his “baseball experience was a lot of fun because I got to play with my friends. I’m super excited to have a great year for my last ride.” Gwara’s best experience in our East program was “making the playoffs as the underdog. Nobody expected us to make the playoffs after a shaky start, but we got it together and played super well as a team.”

We are all excited to see what his academic and athletic career will bring.

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