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Senior Spotlight: Sean Pauly

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In the world of college baseball, every player reaches the point of their career when their final season comes to fruition and the time to reminisce is only around the corner. With senior night only weeks away, fourth-year outfielder Sean Pauly prepares to make this season the most memorable one yet.  

Pauly has been at Sonoma State all four years besides one semester where he spent a season with Feather River College. Hisfouryears spent with the team have been the most memorable years of his young adult life . “The moment we found out we were going to playoffs my freshman year and celebrating with my teammates in our clubhouse was really special. All of our road trips will always be memorable to me. I feel like our team always got closer and everyone had a good time so I’ll hold all those times near to my heart,” said Pauly. 

Fun memories aside, his experience at Sonoma State and on the baseball team has had a huge impact on the kind of person that he is slowly becoming as his journey of life gets underway. “I definitely wouldn’t be where I’m at today without baseball. Meeting so many great people and juggling all of student life along with being a student-athlete has forced me to keep my life in order and focus on my priorities. The people I’ve met along the way including my coaches have formed me into the man I am now.”

For Pauly, there was nothing better than the relationships that he made while at Sonoma State.I’m just going to miss being around all these great people. I mean I show up to practice everyday and I get to hang out with 40 of my best friends. I feel like life doesn’t get much better than that,” said Sean when asked what he’s going to miss most when he leaves. 

In the four years that Pauly spent here, he has grown exponentially as a person and as a player. Pauly is still unsure of his future but plans to use his degree in business administration to land himself a job within that field. Although it seems like time flew by, the memories he had at the university will be something that he can carry with him forever and he will always have a plethora of friends to keep in contact with over the years to come. “ I could call up any of my coaches or teammates (past or present) and they would have my back,” said Sean. With the 2024 season underway, Pauly is ready to make this one to remember and end it with a bang.



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Trevor Smith, Staff Writer
Trevor Smith is a third year communication major at Sonoma State.
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