Governor's Academy Jack Levine didn't jump at offers from the likes of Boston College, Northeastern, Rutgers, Xavier and St. Louis, among others. Levine was in search of a school that would fulfill his ambitions, not only as an athlete, but a student as well.
The Yarmouth Port (Mass.) senior right-hander took a chance by reaching out to US Naval Academy assistant baseball coach Jeff Kane. Following several conversations, Levine's mind was made up. On November 10th, he signed his Letter of Intent, choosing to make Annapolis, Md., campus his future home.
"As soon as I started to get in contact with Coach Kane, I knew that I had found the perfect fit for me,'' said Levine. "The aspect of tradition that Navy brings is something that I fell in love with. A remarkable number of alumni will be present at games and show their love for the program. The Naval service aspect of the commitment is something that I am honored to fulfill. I have always had a great sense of respect towards our military and am proud to follow in their footsteps.''
Levine never anticipated himself attending to the US Naval Academy, but is more than happy with the decision. At first, he was reluctant to even reach out to the Navy coaching staff. But after doing his research on the school, its baseball program and the career paths the Academy has to offer, it was an opportunity he could not let slip by.