Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fit for the love of baseball

For Naperville's Matt Cmiel, being active and being an athlete is something that he has never questioned. As part of the Naperville Central High School baseball 2009 Naperville Sun All-City Team, Matt is not only passionate about baseball, but motivated by being part of a winning team.

Many colleges asked that he bring his talent and passion to their school. Matt finally made the decision to head to the University of Illinois at Springfield.

"We are proud of his decision to go to University of Illinois at Springfield," his mom Ann Cmiel said." Matt picked UIS (Division 2) because of the new start up baseball program, visits with the head coach, and playing time.

"The Great Lakes Conference is known as one of the most competitive D2 conferences in the country. Matt will have the opportunity to play four years of college ball and get a solid education."

Cmiel was profiled in a April 28, 2010, article in the Naperville Sun.

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