Marcus Barone #10

Year: Senior
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Position: Pitcher
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's

Personal: I graduated from Benilde-St. Margaret’s and grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. My major field of study is Political Science with a minor in Communication. Last summer I interned in Washington, D.C. for a lobbying firm owned by a St. John’s graduate. Currently, I am interning at the Minnesota State Senate for State Senator Tom Saxhaug during this short, albeit busy, legislative session. I hope to continue working in the political field after graduation and aim to use my prior experience, from both on and off of the field, as a springboard for other possible and exciting job opportunities.

As my four years at St. John’s begins to close, I have greatly enjoyed my time spent with the many friends I have taken the field with every day. I sincerely believe that our team will succeed because of the depth and pure talent we have this season. However, our true strength lies in the strong leadership and camaraderie, from freshmen to seniors, that together we have worked hard to develop during the offseason and in practice every single day. It is hard to comprehend that after losing so many great players from a year ago that our team is even better, but because of the supportive workplace we have built, players have stepped up and have taken on the roles necessary for success. Winning a MIAC regular season championship and the MIAC playoff championship, which would result in an NCAA playoff berth, has been the goal of the entire team since day one of fall baseball. Helping attain such goals is not only my personal ambition, but it is also the intent of our entire team. There is truly nothing better than winning, except for winning with your best friends. Go Johnnies!