Athletes Of The Week: Trace Hickman

Athletes Of The Week: Trace Hickman

Princeton’s Trace Hickman is having his best season in a Bulldogs jersey.

In 10 games this season, Hickman has a .333 batting average to along with a .486 on-base percentage and nine RBIs.

One of nine seniors on the roster this season, he has helped lead the Bulldogs to a 6-3 overall record.

“It’s been an experience, and it’s been fun,” Hickman said about playing baseball at Princeton. “Our team is doing well, and it’s fun to come out here and win some games.”

The Bulldogs’ catcher started playing baseball at around four years old and grew up watching his older brother, Alex Hickman, and Trace Hickman said he wanted to become a catcher because of his brother.

“My brother graduating the year before I got to high school, and he caught too, so I followed him,” Hickman said.

After missing his junior season to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hickman said it was awesome to get back on the field and have a senior season.

The Bulldogs are playing inspired baseball this season, and they are looking to have their first winning season since 2016.

“Losing your entire junior year is kind of rough, and you only get four years to play, and we just got one ripped away,” Hickman said. “I’m just grateful to have a senior season because at the beginning of the year, we had no idea if we were going to have a season, so now all I can do is be thankful.”

Hickman, who is part of HOSA, plans on attending East Carolina University after graduating from high school.

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