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Smooth Senior Leads Tigers at Shortstop

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North Salem senior Adam Concadoro will continue his baseball career at Misericordia University.
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North Salem senior Adam Concadoro is the starting shortstop on the varsity baseball team.

How old were you when you started playing baseball and how did you get started?

I was about 4 years old when I started playing baseball, in the backyard with my dad.

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What are the team’s expectations/goals heading into the postseason coming off a state championship?

As of now we have to play day by day but of course our overall goal for this postseason is to repeat for another state title.

As a senior, how do you see your role on the team, and how much do you value being a team leader?

My role is to lead by example by making the plays, doing the little things and hopefully that’ll rub off on everyone else.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

My favorite pregame ritual would be watching Dan Press dance in the middle of the circle during our arm care, to get our pregame jitters out.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My biggest role models would have to be my parents. They’ve always taught me that I have to learn from my failures and bounce back, which I think about all the time because baseball is a game of failure.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

One thing that people don’t know about me is I was adopted at a very young age.

Do you plan on continuing to play baseball in college? If yes, where are you going and why did you choose that school?

I am continuing to play baseball at Misericordia University. I chose the school because I really got along with the coaches and they have a great physical therapy and baseball program.

Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?

I am most likely studying physical therapy in college.

Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Jose Reyes.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

Hip hop and rap.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

If I can have one super power it would be mind reading, so I could always know what’s going on in the pitcher’s mind.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

I would definitely go to Hawaii because I’ve always wanted to go surfing.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

After a game my favorite food to eat would be my mom’s empanadas.

Best place to eat in North Salem and why?

Hayfields, because of their bacon, egg and cheese with chipotle sauce.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?

Twitter because it’s an easy way to socialize and see what’s going on in the world.

For a young athlete growing up in North Salem, what would you tell them about the experience of being part of the baseball program and why should they go out for the team?

My experience in the baseball program was great! We’re a huge family and pick each other up. Future athletes should come out for the team for the love of the game and if they want to win baseball games!

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