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Springfield College Athletes of the Week: Jon Marrero and Kelsey McGayhey

Zach Tolman
Staff Writer





Jon Marrero

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Marerro, a product of Boston, Mass., has helped lead the Pride to their 3-1 start following their season opening loss to Western New England University. Commanding the offensive unit from the quarterback position, Marrero currently leads the Pride in passing yards with 256 yards accompanied by four touchdowns. He also leads the maroon and white in rushing with an impressive 511 yards and seven touchdowns so far.

Q. 63 points last game and the offense has looked to be clicking all season. What has been working for you guys?
A. Execution from our offensive line is the key and the reason why we’ve been moving the ball so well. Everyone knows their part of the offense and does their job. With that we are able to move the ball smoothly down field and get into our rhythm early. I have all trust and confidence in this team to get the job done. 

Q. What are some of the offenses main points of focus in practice right now moving forward in the season?
A. Some main points are penalties and perimeter blocking. Mentally we need to be sound and not hurt our drives with penalties because every possession is crucial. Our blocking on the perimeter has been getting better and better everyday. We practice with game time mentality and work well together. 


Kelsey McGayhey

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McGayhey is a junior on the Springfield College Women’s Volleyball team that is making quite an impact this fall for the Pride. McGayhey currently has 147 kills on the season and team high 161.5 total points contributed to the Pride’s 10-4 start. This past week McGayhey assisted her team in two decisive 3-0 victories over conference contenders. McGayhey will continue to be a key force as Springfield looks to return to the championship for a second straight season.

Q. How were you and your team able to generate so many kills in a dominant performance against Emerson?
A. In order to be successful, team connectedness is key. Throughout our Emerson match, we demonstrated just that! It’s almost like a dance or a rhythm; all of us did our job, which resulted in an awesome result. We were also extremely defensive. 

Q. How would you best describe your roll on the team?
A. My role on the team doesn’t differ from anyone else. We all are energetic, passionate about the game, and focus on what our jobs are for the match, and simply execute them. The love I have for my team is incredible. 


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