Athlete of the Week: Jimmy Liberatore

Athlete of the Week

SKANEATELES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A year ago he won a state title with the football team, and then this past winter he won a state title on the ice. But this spring Skaneateles senior Jimmy Liberatore is sitting behind the plate, catcher’s mitt in-hand.

“Not everyone gets to win two state championships, so I’m just grateful I had the chance and thankfully every team I’ve been on, we managed to stay focussed when things get rough,” Liberatore said.

Like most multi-sport student-athletes, Liberatore says he wouldn’t want it any other way.

“You kind of get into a routine after this many years, it’s just something I like doing,” he said.

Liberatore is going to continue his multi-sport ways playing both baseball and football at Saint Lawrence College next year.

“I just want to keep doing both, I wasn’t ready to hang them up yet …” he said.

The Lakers are riding a nine-game winning streak into sectionals and are seeded No. 4 in the Class B playoffs — they’ll host Marcellus on Friday in the first round. 

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The Byrne Dairy and Deli NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week is designed to honor Section III varsity members who embody the true meaning of student-athlete.

The award recognizes more than just athletic ability, it recognizes a student-athlete who thrives in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

Athletes can be nominated by a coach, athletic director or teacher. Please send your nominations to Sports@LocalSYR.com.

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