NEWPORT — The entire LSC men’s basketball team met with junior high students at Coventry Village School, Troy Elementary School, Brighton Elementary School and Charleston Elementary School last week.
They met with over 263 students and talked about the transition to college, moving away from home, financial aid, scholarships, the recruitment process and the importance of working hard in school so they are prepared for college.
Coach Dave Pasiak talked with students about focusing on academics in high school and their own personal development to strive to be a good teammate, family member, and community member.
The junior high students had the opportunity to ask the players questions about their majors, why they chose Lyndon State, and how they developed their skills as basketball players.
While at Brighton Elementary School, the LSC student-athletes also met with younger students in preschool and third grade.
There will be free admission for students and their families to attend the LSC home game on January 20, when they play Husson University.
The women play at 1 p.m. and the men play at 3 p.m.