Mathison opens season with a bang

NAME: Jake Mathison

SPORT: Baseball

HOMETOWN: Northfield, MN

HIGH SCHOOL: Northfield High School

MAJOR:Economics with emphasis in finance

BASEBALL BACKGROUND:I have been pretty much playing since I could walk. Baseball runs in my family as my brother played baseball for the Oles in 09. My first word was actually ‘ball.’

WHY I CAME TO ST. OLAF:It was close to home, had great academics and I had an opportunity to continue my baseball career.

PRE-GAME RITUAL: I put my cleats on in the same order, starting with the left and then the right. I also listen to music, do team stuff, say a prayer during the national anthem and then I play.

PUMP-UP SONG: Any Mike Stud song

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Dumb and Dumber”

FAVORITE TV-SHOW: “Friends”

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Marcus Stroman

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN BASEBALL: Basketball

RANDOM FACT: I’ve never been out of the country.

PLANS AFTER ST. OLAF: I’m unsure, but I hope to either play more baseball or find a career in my area of study.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE:Throwing a shutout against Wisconsin-Whitewater my freshman year. They went on to win the National Championship and the game was the only one where they were shut out.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECIEVED: “Have fun and enjoy the moment.”

GOALS FOR REST OF THE SEASON: Make the playoffs, win the MIAC and make it to the NCAA Tournament.

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