Athletes of the Week: Seniors Anthony Viteritto and Jessica Hazler

Seniors Anthony Viteritto and Jessica Hazler are members of Ledyard’s baseball and softball teams. Both individuals are key members that have been playing since freshman year.

The Colonel sat down with Hazler and Viteritto to discuss their athletic journeys.

The Colonel: How long have you been playing your sport?

AV: I have been playing baseball for nine years.

JH: I have been playing softball since first grade.

The Colonel: How has your sport impacted your high school experience?

AV: Baseball has always been my favorite thing to do and being a part of the varsity team for four years gave me the experience I need to move on to the next level.

JH: It has impacted my high experience by working with coaches and other people who have generally made my life better and made high school not be as much of a drag.

The Colonel: How has being on a team shaped you as an individual?

AV: Being on a team has made me learn skills I’ll need later in life, such as teamwork and perseverance.

JH: It has shaped me into a more patient person who can work well with others and that will always be beneficial to me.

The Colonel: What is your favorite part of the sport?

AV: my favorite part of the sport is that there is no clock, no time limit, you have to get all 27 outs (21 outs in high school) to win the game, you can’t just hold the ball or run out the clock.

JH: My favorite part of the sport is when all the hard work towards something pays off, whether it’s getting  a good hit or stopping an overthrow, it’s the best feeling in the world. 

The Colonel: Do you hope to continue your career at the collegiate level?

AV: I’m excited to showcase my skills and how hard I have worked and hopefully have the success I’ve had in high school at the college level.

JH: I hope to continue softball in my sophomore year once I’m more used to college.

Megan Brawner, Editor-in-Chief

Senior Megan Brawner is the Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the captain of the cross country team and runs Indoor and Outdoor Track. She participates in Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) Club and is the secretary of the Senior Class. She is the Editor of Key Club. She will attend Central Connecticut State University to study Business next fall.

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