John DiLaura | Assistant Coach | Baseball | Wayne State University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

  • Energy Giver
  • Leader
  • Academic importance
  • Tough
  • Gritty
  • Blue-collar
  • Respects the game


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

We had a player graduate this year that exceeded expectations on the field. He wasn’t a big contributor on the diamond in terms of homeruns and RBIs, but he was a leader. He was very vocal and energetic. The team responded to this very well. He knew his role and what he was good at, so he made sure to consistently bring energy everyday (whether he was playing well or not). He cared about the team’s success and the well-being of others.