Saratoga Central Catholic catcher Nick Winslow picks UAlbany
SARATOGA, N.Y. >> Saratoga Central Catholic catcher Nick Winslow has caught plenty of talent behind the dish for the Saints during his varsity career, now he will be asked to step up his game at the Division I level beginning next year.
The catcher signed his National Letter of Intent commitment letter to attend and compete at the University of Albany beginning next fall in the main entrance of the Catholic school on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
“It means a lot, I put in a lot of hard work and dedication in every day to play my best and it finally paid off I get to play at Albany,” Nick Winslow said. “I love the program there and the coaches, it’s awesome.
Winslow’s short list included Binghamton University and Siena College.
“It’s close to home, the coaches are awesome there,” Winslow said. “They have a great baseball program there and it’s a great experience over there.
“I’ve been there a couple times, visited the campus, I really like the campus and the baseball field is awesome.”
His search was limited to a three-hour travel window for his parents, Cathy and Rich Winslow, to come see him play during his college career.
“I wanted to stay somewhere, two hours from home,” Winslow said. “That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to stay close, I wanted them come to every game to see me play.”
The UAlbany coaching staff liked what they saw behind the plate by the Saratoga Catholic catcher each game.
“They liked my catching, I’m a really good catcher, I have a strong arm, they liked that and I can block really good,” Winslow said.
He still has one more spring left for the defending Wasaren League Champion Saints, but he is focused on what he has to do to earn a spot behind the plate for the Danes.
“I’m going to try to put on weight, I’m going to try and work out every single day, get bigger, maybe put on 30 pounds,” Winslow said.
He is also looking forward to catching at the next level from some of the talented UAlbany arms next year.
“I love catching hard pitching on a daily basis, I’m more concentrated in the game versus a guy throwing sliders,” Winslow said.
Saratoga Central Catholic catcher Nick Winslow is all smiles after signing his National Letter of Intent commitment letter to attend and play for the University at Albany. He is supported by athletic director Phonsey Lambert (far left), his mom, Catchy and dad, Rich during the signing ceremony.
Saratoga Central Catholic catcher Nick Winslow signs his National Letter of Intent commitment letter to attend and play for the University at Albany. He is supported by athletic director Phonsey Lambert (far left), his mom, Catchy and dad, Rich.