A three-year starting second baseman for the Blue Hen baseball team, Zach Lopes has played in all 42 games and ranks second on the team with a .366 batting average that also ranks No. 2 in the CAA this season.

A native of Wilmington, Del. (Salesianum School), he leads the team in hits (64) total bases (91), doubles (12), and runs scored (35), ranks No. 2 in walks (21), and No. 3 in stolen bases (9).

A sport management major at Delaware and a volunteer student assistant with the UD Athletics Media Relations Office, he is a strong candidate for All-CAA honors this spring after earning first team honors in 2014 when he hit .320 and led the team to the CAA Tournament for the third straight year. 

Lopes and his teammates take on Towson this weekend for a chance at a bid into the CAA Tournament.

1. What is your major?
Sport Management
 
2. What are your career aspirations?
I want to play professional baseball and then get into real estate
 
3. Favorite class?
My sport management classes
 
4. Three words to describe yourself?
Goofy, athletic, personable
 
5. Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?
Receiving First Team All-CAA honors last season
 
6. The best nickname on the team?
Our shortstop Brock Niggebrugge, we call him "Nuk," and our third baseman Diaz Nardo, we call him "Oz"
 
7. Who is the funniest on the team?
Diaz Nardo. That dude cracks me up daily!
 
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Definitely play video games!
 
9. Favorite meal?
Chipotle
 
10. Who is your favorite musical artist?
Drake and 50 Cent
 
11. What is your game-day playlist?
Lil Wayne - Rewind, Tyga - 500 degreez, Flume - On top, DJ Drama - My Moment and Maino ft. Roscoe Dash - Let it Fly
 
12. Any superstitions?
I always have to shower before a game
 
13. What’s one song or artist on your iPod that nobody would know you have?
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
 
14. If you had one wish, what would it be?
Play Major League Baseball
 
15. What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?
I would definitely want to fly and be Batman.  Batman is a boss.
 
16. What is your favorite vacation spot?
Bermuda
 
17. Your all-time favorite movie?
Inception
 
18. What cartoon character would you be?
Spongebob!

19. Any hidden talents?
Playing ping pong and Call of Duty
 
20. Talent you would most like to have?
I would love to be able to sing
 
21. What are your biggest pet peeves?
Dumb drivers and when people mess with my "schedule/flow" on game day.
 
22. Favorite TV show or program?
Game of Thrones
 
23. Dream car?
Range Rover
 
24. Dream date?
Honestly, just lying down on the couch watching a movie or a show.
 
25. What are three things that are on your bucket list?
Going sky diving, traveling to Australia, celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
 
26. Do you have any pets?
I have an African-Grey Parrot named Carlo. He has a 400-word vocabulary.
 
27. What is your favorite cereal?
Without a doubt Lucky Charms
 
28. Favorite toy as a kid?
When I was really little it was Thomas the Tank Engine, but when I got older it became the Power Rangers
 
29.  Who would you like to trade places with for the day?
Derek Jeter, that man is the all-time legend!