Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Cade Vota
Cade Vota is a freshman on the Niles baseball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
CV: Catching and calling a no-hitter in my first varsity game.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
CV: Getting in my own head and costing the team the game.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
CV: My parents and grandparents. They are always there for me when I need them and they love me no matter what. They show me how to be the best I can be.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
CV: Making several errors in a single game.
How do you tend to work out/train when by yourself?
CV: I do agility, footwork, preset blocks, transitions, reactions and strength work that varies.
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?
CV: Have fun and don’t take things for granted.
How would you give away $50,000?
CV: I’d buy myself and family a nice gift.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
CV: Pittsburgh Pirates.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
CV: Still be the same guy I am today, just have a lot more free time to myself.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
CV: Blocking fastballs way outside or inside.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
CV: They have to steal at the same point in the at-bat.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
CV: That I was a “class act” and I played the game right.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
CV: Bumping up several age groups for travel. Yes, it pushed me to be better.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
CV: A kid going out of his way to be friends with the new kid at school and making him feel welcome.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
CV: Spending time with friends and family because we all grow up and we have to enjoy it while we still can.
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