With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Fairfield Ludlowe baseball player Jamie Flink.
TRR: What led you to decide on attending West Point?
JF: I’m interested in the military so I want to serve and then it’s an opportunity to get a really good education and continue to play baseball. It combined those three things and made it the perfect place.
TRR: It has been a month now, how are you handling the quarantine?
JF: It’s been alright. I’d say the biggest change is not being able to get on the field physically, but I have been able to keep up with some of the physical aspects that are normal to a baseball player’s life, like running, doing some kind of workouts in my house. But it is tough not being with the other guys. That’s been pretty rough.
TRR: Ludlowe lost a lot of players from last season when you had a close defeat to Staples in the FCIAC championship. If we do get a partial season what can we expect from the Falcons?
JF: I think we’re going to be just as good, if not better. I think the FCIAC as a whole lost a lot of great talent. I think the field is really wide open and if we get a chance to play a lot of teams are going to have to look out for us, just like they did last year.
TRR: Are you doing any things you haven’t done before with the extra time?
JF: I picked up a few things. Learned to juggle, going on bike rides, which I don’t usually do. Watching a lot of ESPN 30 for 30s. Nothing too new. Juggling is the biggest I guess.
TRR: What’s the most difficult part of online learning?
JF: Just not being able to interact with other students. At Ludlowe we don’t do the Zoom meetings for privacy concerns so a lot of the work is on your own. That’s tough.
TRR: If you don’t return what will be your favorite memory at Ludlowe?
JF: Junior prom was a hit and then in terms of extracurriculars anything with baseball. It has been the best experience of my high school career.