We are excited to present the next installment of our Alumni Spotlight Series designed to highlight the athletic, academic and professional achievements of Headfirst alumni. Whether a former MIT catcher turned Apple engineer or a Major Leaguer with an Ivy League degree, our alumni continue to impress us with the extent of their drive and the scope of their accomplishments.
By combining lessons learned on the diamond with a top-level education our alumni put themselves in a position to succeed long after their baseball careers have ended. Don’t miss your chance to start paving your own path to success.
SIMON ROSENBAUM – 1B/P, Pomona Sagehens
School: Pomona, Class of 2016
Major: Mathematics & Economics
Honor Roll Camp Attended: California 2011
Profession: Advance Scouting, Tampa Bay Rays
Bio: As a four-year starter and two-time team captain for the Sagehens, Rosenbaum graduated with mind-boggling career numbers: .376 career average, 23 homeruns, 64 doubles, and over 160 career RBI. Nearly as dynamic on the mound, he held a career record of 7-3 before suffering an elbow injury.
His impressive pile of accolades includes West Region Rookie of the Year, West Region Player of the Year, SCIAC Player of the Year, multiple selections to the SCIAC All-Academic Team and two summers as a member of the Israeli National Team.
Off the field, Rosenbaum graduated with a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics – including a senior thesis that provided a statistical evaluation of the MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. He now utilizes both of his degrees as an Advance Scouting Intern for the Tampa Bay Rays and plans to continue his MLB front office career in baseball analytics.
CORY SPERA – RHP, Lafayette Leopards
School: Lafayette, Class of 2015
Honor Roll Camps Attended: Mid-Atlantic 2009 & Northeast 2010
Profession: Associate of Operations, The Headfirst Companies
Bio: A 2015 graduate from Lafayette College, Cory was a two-time Patriot League All-Academic Team honoree and the 2014 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year. In 2014, he ranked second among all Patriot League relievers with a 1.52 ERA on his way to compiling a 3-1 record.
As a student-athlete at Lafayette, Cory immersed himself fully in the community, serving as an athletic peer mentor, volunteer technician for American Health Professionals, member of the Lafayette Leadership Education Committee and Gateway ambassador for the Career Services Office. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious George Wharton Pepper Prize, which is awarded annually to the Lafayette senior (across the entire student body) “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.”
After graduation Cory joined the Headfirst team as a Leadership Fellow and quickly earned his way to an Operations Associate role, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
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