Leaving His Mark on Two Fields

Donnie Cimino ’15, captain of both the baseball and football teams, “has been having fun from the day he stepped on the Wesleyan University campus 2-1/2 years ago,” according to a feature article on the Wesleyan student in the New England Baseball Journal. “A junior center fielder and No. 3 hitter, he’s a two-time NESCAC batting champion, and, last year as a sophomore, set a program record with 69 hits.”

In addition, “In the fall, he earned All-NESCAC football honors for the second time, a safety who helped the Cardinals go 7-1, their best record since 1997, and one that included wins over Amherst and Williams that secured an outright Little Three title for the first time since 1970.”

“We knew he was a great player coming in, and he’s fulfilled that,” baseball coach Mark Woodworth told the Journal. “But he’s also become a great, great leader for us. This is the best team I’ve had, and Donnie’s a big part of that. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence the football team had its best season in 40 years.”