Athlete Highlight: Charlie Meyer

This past weekend, UW-Stout’s baseball team finished their 2015 season. With that, the team lost many impactful seniors; one being catcher Charlie Meyer.

It is quite common to begin baseball at around the age of 9, but Meyer began his career at age 11.

As a kid, Meyer was always afraid of playing catcher. As years passed, he realized he wanted to be a part of every pitch of every game, and stuck with catching.

Meyer participated in many sports growing up such as basketball, football, and golf, but once he began high school he chose to focus his career on one sport: baseball.

He says “College baseball was always a goal. As soon as I got to Stout, I was hooked. Being around these guys and coaches, and seeing how far you can push yourself has become addictive.”

At Stout, the athletic department pushes every team to become close to one another. Meyer says, “My favorite part of being an athlete here is the family feel to it. All the teams here support each other and it’s a great atmosphere to be around.”

When asked what one of the toughest moments of his career was, he said it was "when he was a freshman."

While Meyer was throwing, he heard a loud pop in his arm. Within the following weeks, he could not compete.

Meyer has been a massive impact on the Stout baseball team, seeing the field in 131 games throughout his career.

With his collegiate baseball career coming to an end, he had this to say: “My baseball career has been something I’ll be able to hold onto the rest of my life. I’m so thankful for the opportunity Stout’s given me. I’ve built lifelong friendships and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

Charlie Meyer is a senior from Janesville, Wisconsin majoring in business administration.

Photo Credit: Mandy Nalbach