Senior Spotlight: Nick Compito

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By: Samantha McGarry

Name: Nick Compito

Sport: Baseball

Position: Infield/DH

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Jericho, NY

High School: Syosset High School

 

What made you choose to come to LIU Post?  

I originally went to Northeastern in Boston, MA but it just wasn’t a good fit for me academically or athletically so I looked to transfer and Post was close to home so it was a pretty easy choice.

 

What do you think the top priorities of a college athlete should be?  

Academics should be an athlete’s top priority.  Sometimes it is hard though especially for baseball because of the amount of games we play during the semester.

 

If you had to describe your team in 3 words, what would they be?  

Hard working, Motivated, Family

 

What is your favorite part of being a student athlete at LIU Post?

My favorite part would have to be all the friendships and relationships that I’ve made with my teammates that will last a lifetime.

 

What is your favorite memory at Post overall?

Winning the ECC Championship my sophomore year.

 

 Who is your favorite athlete and why? 

Henrik Lundqvist, greatest goaltender alive.

 

Any favorite pro sport teams?

Yankees, Rangers and Giants

 

What are your plans after graduation?  

Get a job and join the real world.  I’ve been lucky enough to play competitive sports up to this point but I know this is as far as it’s going to take me.

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