I've know Jake since he was about 9 years old. He was always a consistent and steady player all throughout his youth career. What stands out most to me was his instincts on the base paths as a runner and his defensive skills. More importantly, he had and has a great personality and sense of humor which could translate well someday to a coaching career. From Little Chute, WI, Jake is another kid and a family who made an impact on my life and who I still have friendships with today. Once his playing career is over he will certainly be one I would like to add to my coaching staff at CBT. To learn more about Jake and his past experiences, see our Q&A's with him below...
*What is your favorite baseball memory from your club/travel baseball experience?
"My favorite memory from travel baseball is hanging out in the hotels and meeting new friends that I still hang out and talk to everyday."
*What’s your favorite thing or aspect about college life?
"The freedom and responsibility I have on my own."
*What’s your least favorite thing or aspect about college life?
"Cooking for myself. Lots of chicken and rice."
*What’s one thing you wish you would have known going into college?
"Just to be yourself and open up to your teammates and classmates. It makes things a lot easier."
*Who’s been your biggest influence on your life to this point?
"My biggest influence would be my dad. He’s always supported me in my decisions and has influenced me to be the man I am today. Without him I don’t know where I’d be."
*What advice would you give to younger baseball players who want to play at the collegiate level?
"I’d say to work hard and contact as many coaches as you can. It doesn’t hurt to have options about schools. If you’re a hard worker, coaches take that into consideration more than just talent."
*What are you majoring in?
"Psychology with a minor in criminal Justice."
*How did playing club/travel baseball prepare you for college baseball?
"The competition aspect of travel really helped me prepare for college baseball. You get to compete against other kids that are trying to play college baseball as well and that just makes you want to work that much harder."
*What is something people may not know about you?
"I like to talk trash to my teammates."
*Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
"I’m hoping to become a police officer after college and get my career started. Hopefully I can coach travel baseball or High school baseball wherever I’m living."