Q&A With Georgetown Commit Owen Lamon
September 21, 2016
By Jerry Shank
OWEN LAMON RHP OAKTON 2017
VA/DC Rank: No. 35
Position Rank: No. 13
What made Georgetown the right fit for you?
+ I felt that everything fit right, to be honest. I absolutely loved the campus and the environment that DC brings to Georgetown. The baseball team seemed like a great fit, the coaches made me feel it was home. Also academically, Georgetown was a tremendous opportunity for me.
What was the recruiting process like?
+ It was a great experience, but also very nerve racking. At the beginning, I felt very nervous talking to college coaches, but I soon got used to it and it was easy. I was talking to schools pretty regularly, especially this past summer it really started to pick up. The process for me wasn't rushed at one point more than another, but there was definitely a constant gradual increase in talking to coaches.
What other schools did you consider?
+ Cornell, William and Mary, Dartmouth
What were key factors you were looking for during the process?
+ Academics was a big factor for me and also, I had to feel at home with the coaching staff and the feel like the team would be a good fit.
What are your goals now before you step on campus?
+ In terms of personal goals, I hope to elevate my game by spending a lot of time in the weight room and getting stronger and throwing harder. I realized that academics has been a huge part of all of this for me and has opened many doors for me and I hope to keep working hard in the classroom and getting good grades. I want to help my high school team win a district championship and maybe even more.
What have you learned from your time with your high school / travel organization?
+ My travel organization was Stars Baseball. I learned from my coaches that being recruited is a process and it doesn't happen over night. Stay patient and work hard and good things will come.
What advice do you have for players going through the recruiting process?
+ Definitely enjoy the process as a whole, it goes by faster than you think. Keep your grades up and use your grades to get you into the best school possible, because baseball won't be there forever. Also, listen to all your coaches because they want what is best for you.
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