Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:42

Dylan Custer: Athlete of the Week

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Senior pitcher of the Spa Catholic Saints, Dylan Custer utilizes his meticulousness and self-motivation both on and off the field.
From the tender age of two years old, Custer picked up a whiffle ball and fell in love with the game of baseball.
“My parents said I was born with a baseball bat,” said Custer. “I would always ask dad to go out in the backyard and throw me some whiffle balls and I’d hit them. He said I would constantly hit them over the house at two and three years old. I think it’s always been in my blood.”
Custer is constantly active, trying to stay in shape. From being a member on the school’s cross-country team, to uniquely running for the school track team during baseball season. The balance of both sports in one season is not an easy task.
“I came up with this schedule - which is three months long - I mixed and matched practices, games, meets into the schedule just so it’s easier to follow,” said Custer. “I think my body can take it. I’m okay I think.”
Attending nearly every sporting event he participates in are Custer’s biggest supporters.
“My parents and my grandparents. They’re out there at almost every game ever since I was little. They are hands down my number one fans and supporters,” said Custer.
Custer’s dedication may be ingrained in him, but it is not without the influence of his older twin brothers. One, whose compassion is demonstrated through his aspiring career as a cardiologist, has inspired Custer to pursue a career in the medical field. His other brother is a Clarkson University alumnus and an engineer.
“What I’m inspired by with him is the drive that he has. He got into a pretty bad accident when he was in college and he pushed through and kept going and managed to graduate on time and now he’s a successful engineer…His drive inspires me,” said Custer.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, Custer will attend Clarkson University where he will continue to play baseball.
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