Atlantic Shortstop Chad Christensen Signs with NIACC

Sports

January 31st, 2013 by Jim Field

Chad Christensen signs his national letter of intent to play baseball at NIACC as his family and future coach look on.

Atlantic senior Chad Christensen signed a national letter of intent this (Thursday) morning to play baseball at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.  Christensen says he looked at several programs during the recruiting process but that he loved the campus, the school and the baseball program at NIACC.

Christensen says baseball has always been his passion since little league, but playing other sports have helped him develop his leadership and team skills.

Travis Hergert is the first year coach at NIACC after serving eight years as an assistant in the program.  He says they have watched Chad in high school and Perfect Game spring and fall leagues.  Hergert says Chad has a chance to enter a program that can help him reach his goals and where he ecpects Christensen to make an impact at NIACC.

NIACC had a 37-21 record last season and sent 8 players to four year schools, including six to division one programs.  Chad says that getting an opportunity down the road to play at a division one school is his goal.

Chad’s parents Rod & Ruth, Chad and NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert.

Christensen will be a five year letter winner after his senior season this summer as a five year starter at shortstop.  He helped the Trojans to a 19-11 record last year.