Cole Robbins will be continuing his baseball career at St. Peter’s University. The Toms River East shortstop confirmed that he will be attending the Division I University last week. He will going in as a shortstop as well which is his familiar position that he has played throughout his career in high school.
On choosing St.Peters, Robbins said, “I chose St. Peter’s because I was impressed with the school, team, and coach. It just felt right when I was walking around the campus and talking with the coach and players.” He knew that this would be the best place in which athletics could efficiently intertwine with academics. He knew these two components would be the key points of emphasis as he narrowed down his decision.
Like any senior choosing a school; the journey has not been easy for Cole saying,”I couldn’t be more excited to be attending St. Peter’s next year. I have worked hard all my life for this moment and now it feels absolutely amazing for the work to have finally paid off.” He is looking forward to finishing up his senior season at Toms River East high school as the Raiders look to make the NJSIAA playoffs in 2016.
“We have a lot of potential and talent. It is just a matter of coming together and playing well throughout the year. We definitely have a shot to make it to the playoffs”, Cole said as we spoke about the upcoming baseball season. Last season the Raiders finished with a 9-12 record. However, the team achieved some quality wins late in the year. This will give the Raiders a lot of confidence heading into the season.
Cole hopes that his team can play more consistently. “We had a ton of potential last year, but just couldn’t put it all together when it mattered most.” This will be something that the Raiders know they can accomplish if they put their mind to it. With many seniors on this years’ roster, 2016 could be the year when the Raiders make a push!