D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
ALEX PASTERNAK – SENIOR – DUBOIS
Parents Names: Mike and Heather Pasternak
Sports Played: Baseball, Basketball, and Golf
Siblings: Morgan Pasternak (sophomore)
Social Media Handles: Instagram and Twitter @alpnak11
2020-21 Highlights: DuBois Courier-Express/Tri-County First Team All-Star, D9 League Baseball All-Star
College Athletics plan if applicable: I plan on playing baseball in college
Q&A With Alex Pasternak
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: I started playing baseball at about the age of 3 by hitting whiffle balls in the backyard with my dad! I have loved baseball ever since!
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My dad has had the biggest impact on me! He has taught me everything I know when it comes to baseball! He has pushed so to be the best I can be and is the reason I am the person and player I am today!
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: My favorite high school sports memory would be when we beat ECC in basketball in DuBois my Sophomore year! We ended their 39-game regular-season win streak! Doing that in front of all of those people was by far my greatest sports memory!
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: My favorite social media platform would have to be Snapchat because it’s a really easy way to communicate with all my friends!
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I’m a really competitive Cornhole player!
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: If I could go back in history I would want to go back to 1979 and be able to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series!
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: The COVID-19 Pandemic made me realize that all of the things that we once took for granted were taken away out of nowhere! Not being able to play a basketball game without a mask or having spectators in the stands were just a few things that all of us took for granted!
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I have loved growing up in DuBois and as I get older my ideal place to live would be somewhere just like that!
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: One question that I wish that I would have been asked is what athletics has taught you? I would say that athletics has taught me a lot about how to be a good teammate and a lot about my character! Baseball is one of the most humbling games in the world and if you don’t just go out and have fun it’s a lot harder to have success!