At any level, athletics provide participants with a baseline to develop positive work habits, discipline, camaraderie, and teamwork. In some cases at the college level, especially at the Division-1 level, players have an opportunity to get to the professional ranks, so showcasing your ability as much as possible is a […]
Jake Carapella is a senior at SUNY New Paltz who is majoring in journalism. His writing specialty is basketball, and he has written in the past for SLAM Magazine, which has been in publication since 1994 as the major basketball magazine in the U.S. One of his articles is featured in the Notes and Sources section of Roland Lazenby's biography on Kobe Bryant titled "Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant." Since May, he has been interning in the Athletic Communications Department at New Paltz.