Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Jake Lalone
Jake Lalone is a junior on the Niles baseball team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
JL: Getting second place for national for travel ball.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
JL: Being the last out in the championship game for travel.
What has been a hardship in your life?
JL: My dad leaving me.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
JL: My mom, because she will do anything for me to have success in life.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
JL: When I’m at my game and not being confident.
Describe an embarrassing athletic
JL: Sliding back to first base face first and my face got caught in the dirt.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
JL: Listen to NSYNC and working hard with a teammate.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?
JL: Because it teaches you teamwork and it pushes you further beyond yourself.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
JL: Chicago Cubs.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
JL: Focus more on school and work out to stay fit.
What is the most
challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
JL: To be consistent
every day because we have a game almost every day.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
JL: Take away the dropped third strike.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
JL: You have a great attitude and are a great enforcer for our team.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
JL: The SAT.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
JL: My teammate Bryce Lake closing out the win against Portage Northern.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
JL: Chilling with family and playing games with friends.
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