Andrew Marck graduated from the College in 2009 and has gone on to achieve success in his chosen sport of baseball as well as in business. Andrew had already represented the New Zealand Men’s Baseball Team while at the College and has been a pivotal member ever since, as a starting pitcher. His baseball talent has taken him around the world, to play in Canada, the USA, Australia and in the World Baseball Classic in Taipei. He has won a number of New Zealand club championships with the Howick Pakuranga Hawks and been named most valuable player of the tournament. As well as making the most of every baseball opportunity that has come to him, Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in management and marketing at the Auckland University of Technology. He has combined his passion for diamond sports with his commercial acumen as the owner of The Fieldhouse, which operates batting training cages and is the country’s leading baseball and softball equipment and uniform supplier with two locations in Avondale and Pakuranga. In February, he will represent the New Zealand Diamondblacks again in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers against Australia, Philippines and South Africa in Sydney in February. Of his time at the College, Andrew says he realised the value of commerce teacher Mr Paul Ventner’s classes as he went through university and into business.