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Delaware Technical Community College student-athletes interviews are back! Every Thursday, Delaware Sports Blitz will feature interviews with the student-athletes from the Community College.
The next student-athlete interview comes from Delaware Tech’s men’s lacrosse team, which is midfielder/ face off Louis Savino.
Savino talks about everything from the best part of being a midfielder/ face off and how playing lacrosse helps him with his studies.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I guess my parents signed me up for sports when I was little, but I have always played sports for as long as I can remember.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“There weren’t too many adjustments, just higher expectations and standards for the sport. I just had to be ready to play at a higher level.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“I play sports year-round and stay active, whether it’s at the beach, snowboarding, or running at home. I also play a ton outside throughout the year.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“I love being able to determine who gets the possession and allow the team to do something with the ball.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“Better yourself. Become the best version of yourself in everything you do.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“Wake up, school, stretch, eat lunch, spend time outside, practice/game, go home, shower/eat, sleep. (repeat).”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“Being able to work well independently, as well as being able to work well with others.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“Probably my attention span, but I have been working on it by separating tasks.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“Most recently I earned NJCAA Region 19 All-Region honors for face-off.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The best part is every moment just bettering each other and working to get better together.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“I always want to improve myself as a person, so I do what I can to enjoy myself, as well as work to improve myself in every situation.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced, and how did you overcome it?
“My biggest challenge would be overcoming personal fears and conquering them, just by facing them straight on.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“It is an outlet that lets me release a lot of energy that I am unable to release in other places, and it lets me stay focused to complete assignments.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“As a good teammate and a good player who gave their all.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“It is local, and I felt that financially and personally, it fit me best. I wasn’t wrong either.”
What was your experience like throughout 2020 and what does it mean for you to play competitive sports again?
“It was a long experience, and it was draining at times, but it really feels good to get back out and compete again. Some things are tedious, but mandatory, and that’s okay. You just have to roll with the punches and keep your head up. Overall it’s been a great time.”