By Jackson Tacka
This year at Maryland, a new Costes has joined the baseball team. With his older brother, Marty Costes, being drafted by the Houston Astros last year, Max Costes (’18) has had some big shoes to fill, and he has not disappointed. Maxwell, who started as a freshman for the Terps, has come onto the national scene quickly, earning the accolade of Big Ten Freshman of the Week three separate times as well as the title of Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Max has carried his reputation in the MIAA as a dangerous hitter to the Big 10 in his first year with Maryland. He has been a mainstay in the Terps’ lineup with eight home runs, fourteen doubles, and thirty-six RBI’s. Reflecting on the ups and downs of the season, Costes said, “College baseball is definitely a grind, it’s not for the weak of heart or mind, but it’s also one of the best things I’ve been able to experience. I’ve learned so much playing, and I still feel like I have a lot of things I can get better at. Ultimately, it’s a rewarding and satisfying experience if you’re willing to put in the work for it.” It has been a pleasure to watch Max in his first few months of college baseball, and we wish him continued success as the Terps approach the postseason!