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Max Nielsen: What I’m Thankful For

Max Nielsen: What I’m Thankful For

(Editor’s Note: Max Nielsen is a 2019 graduate of Ward Melville HS. He committed to UCONN during his sophomore season and he followed that up with a dynamic season for the Patriots. He is among the top LHP in the state. The following words are his own.)

Thanksgiving to me is all about thanking all the people that make my life so special and meaningful.

I am thankful for all my coaches; they always push me more and more everyday. Some coaches that I am very blessed to have in my life are Matt Marsh, Chris Lemorocco and Lou Petrucci; they had such a big impact on the baseball player that I am now. They all have really pushed me to get better whether it was early morning conditioning, fixing my mechanics or even just making the game fun for me–without them I wouldn’t be the ball player that I am today.

I am thankful for all my teammates that always made me work harder than I was. Three of my teammates are Brady Doran, Logan Doran and Ben Brown.

They all made me a better player; from them picking me up after a rough outing to just being around great ballplayers and individuals. Ben was always there for me when I was having a rough day on the mound doing everything he could to cheer me up and afterwards would help me with what wasn’t working for me mechanically. I am especially thankful for my friends and family, if it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I would be. From my friends always having my back and giving me laughs, to my mom and dad driving me all over the place and setting me up to be successful in life, I am also thankful to be given the opportunity to play the game that I love everyday of my life and enjoy every second of it!

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Vinny is the Editor-In-Chief of aXcess Baseball. He is a 2013 graduate of Adelphi University. He previously worked for Bleacher Report and Baseball Info Solutions.

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