When Trevor Neff entered St. Mark's School as a reclassified sophomore three years ago, he came in with the notion of playing a corner infield position. That had been his primary position from a young age. Why change it up now?
But early in his time at the Southborough, Mass., prep school, Neff was called upon to pitch a few innings because of his plus arm. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander was not expecting much out of himself on the mound.
Neff proved more than capable in the eyes of eight-year Winged Lion head coach Rob Calagione. Now a senior, Neff has emerged as the team's ace.
"After having success on the mound, he started to work more and more on his pitching," Calagione said. "He really committed to the idea of pitching at the collegiate level during the fall and winter prior to his junior season. He worked really hard to build additional arm strength through a long toss program. When it became clear his season would be shut down due to Covid last year, Trevor made a smart decision to go back into his training program."