• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

Two Harbors Retreat

This past weekend, the baseball team took its annual retreat up to Two Harbors. We rent out about 5 rooms at the Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors and basically have team bonding activities all day. We got up there Sunday afternoon around 1:15pm and left the next morning by 8:00am. Although this seems like a relatively short amount of time, this is where we go from being friends and buddies to a family. The Two Harbors retreat was originally started by the late Coach John Baggs began years ago.

During our time at Two Harbors, we spend time talking about previous CSS baseball season, previous CSS important games that put the college on the map athletically, individual stats for both offense and pitching. We also play a “Family Feud” game which entails questions about Saints baseball history based off of alumni responses…typical questions would be like, “100 alumni were interviewed, showing the top 7 answers. Who was the best defensive player? Or where is the best place to play an away game?” We also go over last year’s goals to see how we did and we go over this years goals. We go over The Big Ten – which I blogged about each one individually earlier last semester. We have something we call baseball class which is kind of what it takes to be a Saint’s baseball player in how we act, carry ourselves, view situations, etc. We also grade our teammates on 3 categories Player, Student, Saint – putting a letter grade for what we think that teammate deserves.

Finally we have something called the “smoker” which is really what bring us together as a Family. The smoker consists of 3 main questions, the first being light, the second one pretty deep, and the third one light. The first question is, “Say something your teammates don’t know about you and/or something you are proud of.” The second questions is, “What is something that has been bothering you or something you have recently overcame.” The final questions is, “Give thanks to one of your teammates.” Obviously these questions are meant to open us up and let each other into the deepest parts of our lives to which we all are able to give support. Often times we find that we all share similar problems and struggles that we can help one another through. This is what Saints baseball is all about…Family.

We usually end around 12am so those who have early morning class can get some sleep and theirs also a room left designated for guys who want to stay up and talk/goof around/etc. It’s no joke that the baseball team seems so tight. I’ve even heard people call us a cult…I don’t necessarily agree with that but what we do have is different from every other team here on campus because of what we do during this retreat and it makes us more than friends or teammates…it makes us Family.


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