ARLINGTON, Mass. – Several members of the MIT baseball team recently visited the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, Massachusetts where they had the opportunity to speak to a group of students. Some of the topics the Engineers spoke to the students about included prioritizing their time, goal setting and helping others.
Speaking with the students at Ottoson were seniors A.J. Hansborough (Deltona, Fla.), Zach Carr (Chatham, N.J.) and Torre Swanson (Redding, Calif.,), junior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.), sophomore Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and freshman Eben Bitonte (Wichita, Kan.).
"I am so proud to be associated with the six young men that visited Ottoson," remarked MIT assistant coach Todd Carroll, who is also a teacher at Ottoson. "There were 200 students in the cafeteria and you could hear a pin drop when our student-athletes spoke. It is a credit to those young men, not only that they were willing to give up their time to speak to the students, but also that their words and actions carry a lot of weight and truly resonate with young people."