Editor’s note: “The Hometown Kid” originally ran on Center Field on Nov. 6, 2019. As…
Author: David Salamone
Brian Giorgis relaxed in a lawn chair at Marist College’s Gartland Athletic Field on top…
At a smaller Division I school like Marist College, it’s not difficult to put a…
Jake Reinhardt’s passion for rugby will live on long after his career at Marist has ended.
Claire Oberdorf’s home run helps to push Marist into the next round of the MAAC tournament.
“My goals are team-oriented,” Randy said. “If my batting average is something that I don’t like, I’m going to press myself and want to get a hit, instead of me focusing on getting on base for the team. I think when you look at stats, for me, you get self-centered.”
Similar to hundreds of other top football players being selected, or signing undrafted free agent deals this week, the NFL Draft is the culmination of years of training and preparation to get to this moment. But for the majority of the players being selected, they are coming out of bigger programs where getting a chance at the next level is almost an expectation.
“You don’t grow a band the way he has by being a wallflower,” said Michael Napolitano, Marist Assistant Director of Music. “He is out there when that fight song is up and going – that is his baby. And you can’t stop him.”
Marist and Quinnipiac faced off for the second-straight year in the MAAC Championship, and in similar fashion to last year, Quinnipiac’s Jen Fay dominated to help Quinnipiac defeat Marist 81-51 Monday at the Times Union Center in Albany.
“Probably one of the top five wins that I have had in my 17 years,” said Giorgis, who has led his team to 10 MAAC titles and five NCAA Tournament victories.