Volpo battles back from inconvenient injury

Senior Chris Volpo positions himself at the pitchers mound as the batter makes their way to the plate, the catcher gives him his signal, and the game begins.

Around this time last year, Volpo was in a car accident which caused him to shatter his tibia. This season he is battling back from the injury that kept him away from baseball for six months. He spent his summer and a few months going to therapy three times a week to be able to recover for his senior year.

“I had to spend a lot of time in the off season to retrain my muscles,” Volpo said, “but my true determination came from my passion to win and to be the best baseball player that I could be,”

Not only was Volpo unable to play on a team during the summer, he also lost the chance of getting recruited. But even with these minor setbacks he still manages to push through and make this season the best he has had.

“He keeps improving immensely and continues to strive for excellence by working hard at practice and in his own time,” junior Braxton Martinez said.

According to Volpo, he wanted to have a strong senior year after being out for almost the whole previous season and this drive is what kept him from giving up after he was injured.

“Baseball is a game of passion,” Volpo said. “My ultimate goal this season is to win State, have fun and make the most out of my senior year.”

By: Chelsea Damalas