Wichita Collegiate’s Connor Allen – Baseball Catcher Spotlight Presented by Just Block It Catchers Camp

By Derrick Smith

High school student-athletes, just like all of us, have a couple of role models that they look up to. It could be someone that they know personally or just someone they have seen on television. But the impact this person has made on their lives is important to them.

Connor Allen has two people that fit that bill. And they are both people that he knows and is close to.

“My father has always been my biggest role model,” he said. “He is always there to motivate me and push me to go the extra mile. Mike Geher has always been a huge influence in my baseball career. He has given me a lot of opportunities and taught me how to be a great baseball player.”

A senior at Wichita Collegiate, Connor is a member of the schools baseball and football teams. When he is on the baseball diamond, he plays catcher, and on the gridiron, he lines up on the offensive and defensive line.

Allen first picked up the bat and ball at the age of six and has not put it down since. He says this past season helped the team grow and they are ready for the upcoming season.

“I had a great season overall and had a great time,” he said. “As a team, we had a solid season with many close games.  We lost in the regional round, but are expecting to go further this year. We are looking forward to this season and are expecting to have a great year.”

There have been many teachers that have touched Connor’s life throughout his education, so many that it was difficult for him to pick out one favorite teacher.

“I have had a lot of great teachers in high school,” he stated. “They all have taught me to be accountable and they have helped me become who I am today.”

Other than baseball and football, Connor is also a member of the Chess Club, where his team won state during his sophomore season.

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