Small Town. Big Dreams. Torn ACL.

An interview with Alec Burns


Alec Burns is a senior at Souhegan High School and will be attending WVU in the fall of 2018. Burns is committed to play division 1 baseball there and is looking forward to expanding his career, in hopes of being drafted.  

Burns previously committed to Fairfield University in Connecticut but decommitted because he was looking for a larger school focused more around sports.

West Virginia University ( is located in Morgantown West Virginia. It is known for its enthusiasm and school spirit along with being a division 1 school. WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports, one of them being baseball.

Burns understands that very few people are drafted into the MLB and he told us, “Playing professional baseball is the dream, but if that doesn’t work out, I’ll probably be doing something in the business world.” He would want to do something that would combine spanish with marketing if his dream doesn’t come true.

This year, Burns decided to play varsity basketball with permission from WVU. Unfortunately, Alec Burns got injured in one of the first few basketball games of the season. He ended up tearing his meniscus, tearing his ACL, spraining his MCL, and bruising his bone. He is hoping for a fast recovery and is expected to be able to play baseball again in 8 to 12 months. Before finding out what was wrong with his knee, Burns told us that, “I know it’s something about my knee but I’m hoping it’s nothing too bad.”

His primary position is first base and his secondary position is pitcher. His max fastball speed is 85 mph. Burns is number 25 in New England class of 2018 rankings. Sadly, as of right now, he will be out for the 2018 Souhegan High School baseball season, but much more is to come for Burns.