Wentworth’s Men’s Volleyball has had a great season thus far with an impressive 10-2 record. Hear from two freshman players Jon Roat (pictured right) a Biomedical Engineering student from Rochester, New York and Sean Mullen, (pictured left) a Mechanical Engineering, student from Longwood, Florida about their hopes for the 2015 season.
What is the best part about being a student-athlete at Wentworth?
Roat: So far, it’s been the group of guys I’ve met on the volleyball team. We are from all over the country. My roommate is a volleyball player as well.
Mullen: We’re going to compete for a conference championship this year. Add that to the location and atmosphere of Boston and this is a great place for me.
What are you most excited for in the upcoming season?
Mullen: I want to make it to the NCAA tournament. I hope I can help make that happen.
Roat: [To have a] chance to play against many of my former high school and club volleyball teammates [at the collegiate level].
What advice do you have for prospective students thinking of participating in athletics at Wentworth?
Roat: I considered going to another school solely for academics, I’m glad I didn’t. Some people quit sports because they think they can’t manage both at the college level. It’s definitely doable, you just have to be focused.
Mullen: I think the better question is—Why wouldn’t you? If you have the opportunity don’t waste it.
What has been your favorite Wentworth athletics moment thus far?
Roat: Our first day of practice was so exciting. Coach Giglio had been recruiting me to come to Wentworth for two years, so to finally make it official was great.
Mullen: So far, our team lifts and practice have been really productive. I think we have so much potential.
Coach Giglio: We’re coming off the best season in school history with a record of 27-8 and our first ever ECAC championship. Our goal is to be an NCAA tournament team but we have a tough conference with perennial powerhouse Rivier and our neighbor Emmanuel both posing stiff competition. While we graduated some of the best players in program history, we have a tremendous group of young and talented players ready to elevate the program to the next level.