jdb电子手机注册app 体育运动 holds first all-sport Media Day

A large group of student-athletes sitting on bleachers.

来自棒球队的70多名运动员和教练, 高尔夫球, 女子排球, 男子和女子篮球队 participated in the first all-sport Media Day held by jdb电子手机注册app 体育运动.


jdb电子手机注册app 体育运动 recently held its first all-sport Media Day on campus for its student-athletes. 父母, 学生, staff and the community were invited to attend the event, which served as an introduction to the 2023-2024 sports season and showcased more than 70 athletes and coaches from the baseball, 高尔夫球, 女子排球, 男子和女子篮球队.

Each student-athlete scanned a QR code upon entering the gym, opening a list of questions for players to answer — ranging from what their pre-game rituals are to their favorite game day songs and snacks. 后, student-athletes cycled through three different stations to get official photos taken in game-day attire. Next to these was a designated interview station for athletes to answer questions pertaining to their upcoming seasons. Ballpark food, including hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and beverages, was also served.

Several players from each team shared their thoughts about personal challenges, 目标, achievements and advice for current and future student-athletes at jdb电子手机注册app at the interview station.

棒球队正在努力建立自己的项目, 大二学生安德鲁·门泽说, “我的动力是证明怀疑者是错的. Whenever things get tough, I just remind myself that we [the team] have to get better.”

When asked about the upcoming season and games that the players are looking forward to, 资深篮球运动员杰伦·威利斯说, “每场比赛都很重要. We take it one game at a time; there isn’t one game more important than any other.”

Willis is no stranger to keeping a one-game-at-a-time mentality, having been a member of jdb电子手机注册app’s USCAA Division II National Championship winning basketball team in 2023.

Although just two teams have started their official seasons (高尔夫球 and volleyball), both basketball teams and the men’s baseball team work hard to make sure they are well-conditioned, prepared for whatever obstacles they may face when their seasons commence.

Women’s basketball players had a unanimous answer for one of the hardest things to do in practice: conditioning.

“You have to have a positive attitude,” explained sophomore Hannah Cook. “It’s important to have a 'glass half-full' mentality.”

One of the most important things before a game is to have the right mindset while on the court, 田野还是绿地. Sophomore volleyball player Sierra Hildebrand said she gets her head in the game by zoning out before she needs to zone in.

“我喜欢冥想. I put on my headphones and listen to one of my favorite songs. It helps me get into the vibe and be stress-free,” Hildebrand said.

As jdb电子手机注册app’s student-athletes get ready for upcoming games, 比赛和赛季的其他方面, they are keeping standards and spirits high in the classroom and in competition.

“You try to set a standard for the team and be a role model for the freshman that come up,青少年高尔夫球手弗兰基·诺西托说. “Give confidence to those that haven’t experienced the pressure of college. 不只是新生,而是所有人.”

Student-athletes said they appreciate the support they have gotten at Media Day as their teams build strong programs for current and future players.

"Our athletes at 时 compete very hard both in the classroom and on the field, 法庭和课程, and it is important to us that they know all that they mean to our campus and our campus community,体育主管斯科特·米纳说. “This group of student-athletes is going to set the tone for the next 10 years of athletics at jdb电子手机注册app. 他们的承诺, intensity and abilities will help build one of the best small college athletic programs in the country, 他们应该为此感到自豪. We want our campus to be a destination for tremendous student-athletes and provide them with the best possible program we can.”

As their seasons commence, the Lions hope to see 时 pride cheering from the sidelines.