On Feb. 3, NSU Baseball will begin its new season under second-year Head Coach Greg Brown. The squad will feature 19 new players this season, and Brown said the ultimate goal for the team is to win the program’s first conference championship.
“We’ve never done that in program history, and I think that winning a conference title would be on par for what I believe the expectations of this club are,” said Brown.
Senior outfielder Nikko Echevarria led the team in on-base percentage last season, and he reiterated that the ultimate goal is a conference championship. He said the team has learned from last season.
“I think we’ve matured. The guys that were here last year, we’ve matured a lot to understand that every game is important, especially in conference. We’re going to work towards bringing a conference championship to Nova Southeastern,” said Echevarria.
Senior outfielder A.J. Regoli was an All-SSC First Team Selection last season and he holds himself and the rest of the team to a high standard. Regoli said that the team can go far and accomplish its goals if everyone puts in the effort and plays as a unit.
“If you go 0-4 and we get a victory, we get a victory as a team. You’re only going to go as far as the weakest link. We have to basically put the chain together and try to be as strong as we can,” said Regoli.
Brown is excited to see this team in action.
“The passion that this unit has for playing the game [has caught my attention]. These guys play hard. They want to win. They want to beat people, and there’s some cohesiveness to this unit. So, I think this has a chance to be a special group,” he said.