As a four-year Varsity player for Nazareth Academy Roadrunner Baseball, senior Tim DalPorto has always stood out on the diamond. In 2012, the Nazareth shortstop was named All-Area and ESCC All-Conference. This year, he made the commitment to continue his athletic and academic pursuits for the Kent State Golden Flashes, an NCAA Division I program.
DalPorto also shines in terms of service at Nazareth. He is active with Nazareth’s Campus Ministry department, serving as a mandated Eucharistic Minister, Kairos leader and as a leader of the Liturgy Prep Committee which plans all school masses. He has also taken on a leadership role in serving the St. Cletus Food Pantry.
According to Head Baseball Coach Lee Milano, “Tim has an excellent work ethic which has led him to success.”
Q. How long have you been playing your sport? What position?
A. I have been playing baseball since I was three years-old. I play shortstop.
Q. What got you into sports initially?
A. My family has always been a baseball family. My brother Steve is my greatest influence.
Q. What other sports do you play? Which is your favorite?
A. I used to play football, but I don’t anymore. Baseball has always been my favorite.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. The Chicago Cubs.
Q. What is your favorite thing about Nazareth?
A. I am very grateful to have all the opportunities that Naz offers; not all kids are as fortunate. I appreciate the friendly environment filled with people who only want the best for me. My experience as a Kairos retreat leader this year is also very important to me.
Q. Do you plan on playing college sports? Where are you considering?
A. I have committed to play baseball at Kent State University.
Q. What tips would you offer someone trying to get into your sport(s)?
A. I work on my game mentally and physically every day so that I am prepared when a certain situation comes my way.
Q. What do you like to do on the weekends?
A. Play baseball and hang out with my friends and family.