Enfield SAM: Kyle Lumbert

Kyle is a senior who has played baseball, indoor track and cross country for the Raiders. He currently serves as a baseball captain. Academically, he has been a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership finalist, and received the Geometry Award, French Award – CT Colt Award, Miguel Cervantes Award – to make the world a better place – and the CT Association of Boards of Education Leadership Award.

How do you prepare before a game? I prepare before a game by clearing my mind and body to find my perfect world and by thinking about what’s important to me and think about what I have to do to perform to my best.

What are you most looking forward to in regard to your spring season? It’s the final year I get to spend with my teammates that I’ve played with for my high school career and make memories with my team and to find the better athlete in me and my team. But what I’m most looking forward to is playing for my coach who has pushed me to exceed my abilities in many ways and push me to become a better player.

What has been your biggest highlight to date in your high school uniform? The biggest highlight was when we played Somers High School my sophomore year. The score was tied 7-7 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, and with a man in scoring position I came to the plate. With a 1-2 count, I hit a line drive over the shortstop’s head to score the winning run for my team.

Who has been your biggest sports influence? My biggest sports influence has been my parents. From a young age they introduced me to sports and I took a liking to them. They brought me to all my practices and games no matter how far the drive was. They brought me to clinics and camps and paid for me to play in different leagues. They helped me and taught me a lot of what I know and supported me throughout the years.

Who is your favorite pro or college athlete? My favorite pro player is David Ortiz; as a minor league player, all of my teammates used to call me Big Papi.

What are your plans beyond high school? My plans beyond high school are to go to Elizabethtown College, where I already applied and am enrolled in the class of 2019. I plan to study electrical and sustainable design engineering.

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