Eric Mengel

Eric is a 19-year-old go-getter with a passion for sports. As a student and an athlete, he makes sure to never take anything for granted, as is an inspiration for those around him.

His story: He is a graduate of Fairfield Prep, and currently attends Fairfield University. He was a multi-sport athlete while at Prep, participating in both rugby and basketball, prior to being diagnosed with a clival chordoma at 16 years old. After undergoing treatment, Eric’s focus has been getting back into playing shape.

His Goal: “I’ve been trying and able to lose some weight but I want to finish and be as fit as I’ve ever been.”

Personal Motto: “Good enough, isn’t good enough.”