Written by Kristen Cornelis firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00
As a captain for the varsity baseball team at North Shore High School, Tim Maxwell plays alongside fellow seniors Ryan Perro and Nick Daley to help lead their team to a winning season – hopefully bringing them to the county championship and possibly states. They play by the philosophy of working hard.
All three players plan to extend their baseball careers into college after graduation. Perro will be attending Plymouth State University in the fall, playing first base and pitching. With the support of his team members, coaches, and parents, Perro has the support he needs, on and off the field.
“I’m very excited for the upcoming season,” Perro said. “We lost some key players from last year but we’ve had a few younger guys step up this year. We’ve been working hard through the winter and pre-season, so I think we’re going to be a pretty big threat this year.”
When it comes to hard work, Perro advises the younger players to look into travel leagues to increase their competition and make themselves better during the summer months. He believes in the team as a whole – no player carries the team alone – and believes
they’ll succeed if they work hard together.
Pitching for the Vikings and catching behind the plate, Daley is a rare combination of talent who plans to make the most of his baseball scholarship when he joins Mercy College in the fall. As a Viking, Daley wants to make the most of his senior time on the field alongside Perro and Maxwell.
“My goal is to win, pure and simple,” Daley said. “My cousin Ryan Perro has been playing with me since we were 5 years old, so I would say we support each other a lot, along with the rest of our teammates.”
Although Maxwell has not made a final decision on his college team yet, he knows he will be playing baseball after high school. For now, he believes in finding the right college that suits him, academically and athletically.
As both an infielder and an outfielder, Maxwell pitches, plays first base and outfield. When it comes to the upcoming season, he is looking forward to seeing the newest additions on the team make an impact on the field. Looking back on his career and thinking of what it was like as a freshman, Maxwell appreciates the team members he had, and still has today, who helped him throughout his four years in high school.
“As a freshman, you may not be the fastest or strongest,” Maxwell said. “But, if you work at your craft, you will get to where you want to be. Never let anyone say you can’t do something because ultimately, you are the one who will determine what you are capable of.”