Colin Larson ’24 has filled his time at Williston in a variety of ways, but the Easthampton, Massachusetts native has always had his eyes set on a collegiate baseball career. Larson solidified that vision when he committed to Boston College to play baseball, and he described his path from T-ball to now in a recent interview with New England Baseball Journal.
Larson and Varsity Baseball Coach Matt Sawyer dished to writer John McGuirk on a variety of topics in the story. Larson began his Williston journey in the middle school, and played on the junior varsity team in seventh grade. In eighth grade, Larson didn’t get a chance to play in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not deter him, though, from pushing on and getting better.
“It was during that time I feel I grew the most as a player,” Larson told the Journal. “During the pandemic, I put my head down and worked as hard as I could to make myself a better player.”
And what a player he’s become. Larson hit .371 with 15 runs batted in last spring for the Wildcats, and on the gridiron this fall the junior wide receiver/cornerback helped Williston reach the Mark Conroy Bowl.
Larson still has two more baseball seasons at Williston to perfect his craft for the next level, and the junior said he’s up for the challenge.
“In order to prepare for BC, I am striving to improve in all parts of my game,” Larson said in the interview.