Henry Raymond

Bellows Free Academy => BFA Sports Events => Topic started by: Henry on June 18, 2011, 07:48:26 AM

Title: Robbie Renaldo Named Athlete Of The Week By BFP
Post by: Henry on June 18, 2011, 07:48:26 AM
Robbie Rinaldo
BFA-Fairfax baseball
Senior, 18

Interests and favorites:

* Food: Pesto

* TV Show: SportsCenter

* Movie: Green Street Hooligans

* Music: Tom Petty

* Hangout: Fishing

* Website: Bassproshop.com

* Book: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

* Class: History

* The performance: After tossing four-plus innings of relief with eight strikeouts in the semifinal win, Rinaldo twirled a masterful 11-strikeout performance to lead BFA-Fairfax to the Division III crown over previously undefeated Northfield.

* Rinaldo on the performance: “My shoulder and elbow were both hurting, but after getting a chance to warm up, I loosened up and was ready to go. It was great, and my catcher and I were in the zone.”

* Coach Mike Brown about Rinaldo: “He desperately wanted to pitch. Instead of shrinking from the challenge, he rose to the challenge in a way that is inspiring.”

* Notable: Undecided on college plans, but hopes to continue to play baseball. Transferred from Pittsburgh at the start of his junior year, coming from a school of 4,000 students.

Northern and Central Vermont athletic directors and coaches are encouraged to make nominations by sending an e-mail to aabrami@burlingtonfreepress.com or calling 660-1848.