SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Jason Green plays baseball and football at Lakeland High School, having earned All-League and All-Section honors in the latter sport. He was also a captain on the gridiron, leading the Hornets to a Section 1 Class A playoff appearance this year and a win over cross-town rival, Walter Panas.
Green, a defensive stalwart, will continue his football career at Ithaca College.
How are you getting through this period of social distancing? What are you doing to keep busy?
I have been working out every day and trying to get out as much as possible, along with playing Xbox.
When did you start playing baseball and what got you started?
I started playing as soon as I could’ve it was my first sport and loved it ever since. My parents signed me up for a bunch of sports to get me active and see which sports I’d like the most.
What jersey number(s) do you wear and is there any significance behind it?
I wore 99 throughout high school. No specific reason; it’s just more unique and I stayed with it.
What is your favorite sports memory from your time at Lakeland?
My senior night for football and winning the two section championships for baseball.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
Coach Mike Meadows and Coach Bill Casey, my two head coaches, have taught me many things making me a better person on and off the field.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Football, I watch a specific Cameron Wake video, and baseball I didn’t really have any.
What are your post-high school plans, athletically and academically?
I’m attending Ithaca College, where I will also be playing football.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Probably becoming invisible because there is so much to do.
What place would you most like to visit?
What is something about yourself people would be surprised to learn?
I’m a huge Marvel nerd.
What is your favorite place to eat locally?
What’s the go-to app on your phone and why?
YouTube, because there is anything you can imagine on there.
Are you currently binging anything?
For a young athlete growing up in the Lakeland School District, what would you tell them about the experience of being on the baseball and football teams and why should they go out for them?
It’ll be the best times of their lives and they will never forget it. Also, to work hard and give it your all, because if you don’t you will regret it.
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