Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Strength & Conditioning Standouts

Nice recognition to some of our student-athletes on their dedication in the weightroom and in the classroom:

"Throughout all of my years in coaching Nate is the hardest working athlete that I have ever coached. He is a team captain and was voted lifter of the year in 2003 and 2004," stated Eric Ciano, director of player development. "As well as Nate's performance on the field, he has graduated in four years and was an academic all-ACC student. Nate's excellent work ethic has helped him overcome a knee injury and become a solid player in the Atlantic Coast Conference."

"James' work ethic is not only evident on the field and in the weight room but also in the classroom. He has earned first team all-ACC in football as well as being an academic all-ACC selection," Ciano commented. "James is an outstanding leader being voted team captain and Most Improved Lifter. He sets examples for all those around him and is always willing to go the extra mile to succeed."

"Luke has an outstanding work ethic and is a quality person as well. Luke is always working on improving his game," commented strength coach Scott McDonald. "Last year, he went from not starting the year before to being named to the Final Four All-Tournament team. He is definitely an example to the rest of his teammates of what hard work can do. It has been a pleasure working with him."