MEDINA — It’s going to be tough for Mustangs’ boys athletes to comply with up the college’s first three sports activities seasons.
Medina boys athletes have helped take residence a Part VI Soccer Championship, Sec. VI Basketball Championship and Sec. VI Soccer Championship to date throughout the 2020-21 faculty 12 months. The Mustangs’ hardball squad might be seeking to make it 4 championships for this 12 months’s crop of boys’ varsity expertise, and are effectively geared up to take action.
After a 12 months hiatus, Medina baseball stays the defending Sec. VI Class B1 Champion, however will transfer all the way down to Class B2 for the ‘21 spring marketing campaign.
4-sport stud Brian Fry, a senior shortstop, will assist lead a gifted roster full of top-tier expertise. Fry performed on the Medina soccer group, basketball group and soccer group already this COVID-19-impacted sports activities season.
Becoming a member of Fry from the Mustangs’ senior class might be second baseman A.J. Seefeldt, catcher Austin Mosher, and utility males Corey Saj and Alex Doval.
Medina additionally has a robust junior core, consisting of first baseman Zach Fike and centerfielder Xander Payne, each of whom may even toe the rubber on the high of the Mustangs’ pitching rotation. Payne was the quarterback of Medina’s sectional championship-winning soccer group. Third baseman Joe Cecchini is one other multi-sport star who is bound to issue into Medina’s success this season. Sophomore Aiden Paul is one other thrilling participant for the Mustangs.
“We need to do the little issues and respect the sport and the remaining will maintain itself,” stated Medina head coach Jon Sherman. “We misplaced our high two pitchers from (the ‘19 season) and the beginning middle fielder. We’re going to want younger gamers to step into high pitching slots this 12 months.”
Mustangs LAX completed the ‘19 season with a 7-10 file and hope to place forth one other respectable marketing campaign following a 12 months off.
“We had one week of follow in ‘20 at first was shut down,” stated Medina head coach Todd Eick. “I’m optimistic that we will struggle via and full this shortened season. I would like our seven seniors to have one thing optimistic to finish their highschool profession on.”
Key returners embrace senior attackers Zach Blount and Mitchell Silversmith, together with sophomore attacker Cayden Lilleby.
“If our gamers pull collectively shortly, and depend on one another, we could have a profitable season,” stated Eick.
Noah Skinner, a sophomore defenseman, and junior defenseman Colvin Stalker are anticipated to contribute for the Mustangs.
Medina begins the season on Wednesday towards Newfane.
Second-year head coach Melissa Valley is happy to get began with this 12 months’s group.
“My expertise with sports activities groups this 12 months has been extremely optimistic,” stated the Mustangs head coach. “I feel the youngsters are so grateful to be out on a area, court docket, observe, or no matter. They work onerous, have enjoyable, and are joyful to be a part of a group. That’s all we will ask for. I do know we’ll proceed to make one of the best of no matter state of affairs now we have.”
Key returners Devin Griffin (senior, hurdles/jumps), Corinne Hill (senior, distance/steeplechase), Emma Schwartzott (senior, mid-distance/sprints) and Faithann Vanderwalker (senior, mid-distance/jumps) hope to propel the Medina women.
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