By John Torsiello
School: Granby Memorial High School. Jake, a junior, is an honors student and a member of the school’s Student Government.
Sports played and positions: Hockey (forward); baseball (centerfield, shortstop).
Athletic accomplishments, awards: Second Team All-State his sophomore year in hockey, Jake scored 21 goals and added 15 assists last year and entered the 2013-14 campaign with 43 career goals. He played on defense his freshman season. He is one of the hockey team’s captains this year.
How do you prepare before a game: “I get into the zone by listening to music.”
Most memorable moment in your high school career: “Scoring three goals against Avon last year in our biggest game of the season.”
What are you most excited about this season: “I’m most excited about really going far in the state tourney. I love our team chemistry and the fact that we are all on the same page.”
Who have been the most influential people in your life and why? “I would say my dad (Jeff) because he always told me to just work hard and out work other kids and then good things will happen for you.”
Favorite pro or college athlete: “Sidney Crosby, I love the way he plays the game.”
College plans: “Hopefully, I can play college hockey at the DII or DIII level. I just want to play a little more hockey, that’s all.”