In This Episode:
In a departure from our normal interview, in this episode, podcast host Ethan chats it up with a former college teammate Aaron Troyansky (Carleton College, ’10). In addition to discussing Troyansky’s college recruitment, which saw him go from a big high school in Lubbock, Texas to a small D3 program in Northfield, Minnesota, we also discuss Troyansky’s atypical college baseball career, during which he stepped away from the game for his sophomore season before returning to the Knights program. His story provides great insight into the challenges faced by players in their transition to college baseball and college life in general. Among the topics discussed are the ways Troyansky’s college baseball experience helped prepare him for his professional career as a carpenter.
During his playing career at Carleton, Troyansky was a mainstay on the mound for the Knights, helping the program reach their first ever Conference Tournament in 2009. He extended his baseball career after finishing up with the Knights, playing a season in the Belgian 1st Division with the Merchtem Cats. Troyansky currently resides in Sitka, Alaska, but has used his trade to live in a number of different places around the U.S. in the last several years.
D3, Preparation, Recruiting, Academics, Summer Ball, Transition to College Baseball, Learning Through Baseball, Professional Life