These days, Rounds (Milton, Mass.) is a senior captain on a good RL team and an All-League center fielder, one whose baseball and academic achievements have him pointed to Harvard next year, where more challenges await.
“He’s put himself in a real good position because of the effort he’s put in on and off the field,” RL coach Dave Cataruzolo said. “He’s so well-respected here. He epitomizes what the student-athlete here is. He’s respected by faculty and coaches alike. He represents his school, his team and his program well, on and off the field.”
On the field, he’s batting .450 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI as the Foxes stood 5-1 in late April. Last year, he batted .452, getting named to the All-Independent School League team.
As he progressed at RL, from skinny freshman to stronger upperclassman, he began attracting Division 1 interest. That interest was cemented in the summer following his sophomore year, playing with a South Shore-based Boston Prospects travel team.