When Ethan Kulpinski entered Oak Lawn Community High School, his size and strength at such a young age made him shine above the average freshman with thoughts of what potential there was in that arm. So, when he took that potential and turned it into actual performance on the field, it was truly exciting to see. And now four years later, Kulpinski is continuing to build on that potential as he recently signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball at the Division II school Rockhurst University in Missouri.
“I chose Rockhurst because when I visited and took the tour, I felt like I could see myself there and being there for the next four years of my life,” Kulpinski said. “Although the campus isn’t the biggest, with it being right next to University of Missouri Kansas City, it had a big campus feel, which is what I wanted.”
While he is planning on playing baseball there, Kulpinski is also focused on academics and his future as well. What Rockhurst offers is a great combination for the young man.
“They partner with UMKC for their engineering program, so I knew I was getting a great education as well as playing baseball at a high level,” he said. “After visiting all of the schools on my list, my parents and I sat down and discussed my options, and we all agreed that Rockhurst was the best fit for me.”
Kulpinski, who is a pitcher and first baseman for the Spartans, has been on the varsity since he was a freshman. He played a major role in the Oak Lawn pitching rotation and propelled the Spartans to success on the field. Now he plans to contribute and help Rockhurst do the same.