High School Graduation: 2026
Chicago, IL, USA
Tell us about yourself...
Hello, I am Christian Lott, a Sophomore at Simeon Career Academy. I hold a 4.0 GPA and recently got invited to join the National Honor Society. My primary and secondary positions are first base and pitcher. Baseball has always been my love since I was around six years old. When I am not in school or playing baseball, I love to spend time with friends and family.
How did you find out about the eda?
I found out about the EDA combine from my travel ball coach, Coach Marcus. He submitted my name and sent me a message saying Congrats!! I have known Coach Marcus for about six years. He coached a rival team; we always ran into one another at games and tournaments. He would always pour positivity into me. Last year was the first year I was under his leadership as my Head Coach via the White Sox A.C.E program, and it was a huge game-changer for me. He was also the Head Coach for the 2023 Nike Jr RBI World Champions that competed in Vero Beach, Florida, which I was blessed to be part of. He believes in me and continues to push me.
WHAT DOES THE EDA OPPORTUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
To be chosen out of hundreds of outstanding athletes to receive this scholarship is truly a blessing. I get to do what I love at no additional cost to my mother. She has already sacrificed a lot for me to get where I am right now, and I pray to one day be able to give back to her even more than what she has given to me. In addition, to be able to get the support needed to navigate me through this process and life is very humbling, and I am so grateful. The EDA scholarship motivates me to set additional goals so I can push myself and not let any opportunity go to waste. Thank you, EDA!!
Share a little bit about your background...
I grew up in a one-parent household with just me and my mom. My grandmother played a huge part in my life as well. I stayed with her a lot during my middle school years due to her illness to create all the memories I could. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in my 6th grade year, and she passed away a few days before my 8th grade graduation. It affected me going into my freshman year on and off the field. I use my grandmother’s life as motivation, which pushes me always to push myself, because she pushed herself and kept fighting for as long as possible.
tell us one fun fact about yourself...
One fun fact about me is that my birthdate (08.08.08) fell on the same day as the opening ceremony of the Olympics when the torch was lit. My mother tells me my birthday is a reminder that no matter what path I choose in life, to know that I am destined for greatness and never doubt myself.
What career would you like to do?
I would love to pursue a professional pitching career with a Major League organization when I get older. If baseball doesn’t work out, I will be working in the field of Finance and Accounting.