Dre Amaral (Cambridge, Ontario) is set to head to Bossier Parish Community College for the start of his collegiate career in the fall of 2021.
The right-handed hitting infielder who heads into his fourth season with GLC, committed to play for the Cavaliers in August. It was a decision that wasn’t awfully difficult for him, as BPCC checked off all the boxes, most importantly, the chance to play and to win.
“BPCC was 100% the best fit for me, it has everything I wanted as a student-athlete, as I mainly wanted a school that competes hard, and Bossier Parish is that school, competing with the best of the best. And mainly, I’ll be able to get playing time from the start,” said Amaral.
“I look forward to the atmosphere of college baseball and look forward to competing at the next level and meeting new teammates with similar goals as me.”
Along with himself, two other GLC 2021 graduates are committed to BPCC for the fall, Drew Lawrence and Jordan Spring, which Amaral hopes will make the transition to college much easier. “Having a couple of the guys going up with me will just make the experience 10x better. It will make it a lot easier to adapt to the new team having a couple of guys that you know coming in with you,” he said.
As he prepares for the start of his collegiate career, Amaral looks to add mass to his frame and has been doing as much as he can under the circumstances. “Getting bigger is my main goal right now, I’m looking at getting myself to 170-180lbs before I leave for college.”
Amaral credits GLC for helping him become the player he is today, in large part for teaching the importance of work ethic. “GLC has impacted me so much I can’t even explain all of it, but some major things that come to mind are work ethic ever since I joined GLC when I’m on and off the field, there isn’t one time I wouldn’t play my heart out,” said Amaral.
18u Coach Kirk Barclay had this to say when asked about his club’s infielder. “Dre Amaral has shown he has the ability to be a dynamic player. He can find numerous ways to impact a ballgame.”
And when Amaral gets on campus, he has one goal in mind; “I expect myself to be competing for a championship with BPCC.”
His advice for upcoming GLC players:
“My biggest advice I would say would be to work hard. There wasn’t a time that I would hit a fly ball to the pitcher and not be standing on second base. Every time I make contact, I’m hustling down the line. And most importantly, trust the process, said Dre Amaral, 2021 GLC Grad.