October 31, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
 – Babe Ruth

For any athlete, having support is essential for achieving success. Whether it be blocking, passing or running, each teammate plays in important role in moving the chains. For Justin Sanvido, wide receiver for the Western Mustangs, the team at King’s has played a key role in his success on and off of the field. The first-year social sciences student has amassed 290 yards, 20 receptions and two touchdowns this season.
As the Mustangs march forward in their quest for an OUA championship, Sanvido praises his teammates and the off-the-field team at King’s. The Vancouver College high school grad notes “King’s is great with helping students manage their other obligations,” he notes. “School always comes first, but King’s has also helped me put time and focus on my football.
When asked about his choice to join the King’s community, Sanvido noted “my brother [Garett] came here and was telling me about the smaller classes. It’s much easier to concentrate in class when there are not 200 other students in the room.”
Despite his hectic schedule studying and training, the sense of community is not lost on Sanvido. “Kings is great at keeping in touch with their students and keeping them together as a community. The word gets out about good things and you find out when someone on campus does something good on or off the field.”
Sanvido sums up his King’s experience by noting “I’m having a great time at King’s. It’s very easy to make new friends and meet new people. So far, my experience here has been excellent and I can’t wait for the rest of the year.”
King’s is proud to support our student-athletes and believes that a well-rounded education that includes the mind, spirit and body is a key component of a liberal arts education. Each year, dozens of student-athletes are welcomed into the King’s community where teamwork is always part of our game plan.
Sanvido, along with his brother Garett and the rest of the Mustangs, will take to the field again this Saturday against the McMaster Marauders at Hamilton’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

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