Grant Perconte – First County Bank March Athlete of the Month

Grant Perconte

Grant Perconte has a passion and dedication to his favorite sport of baseball. He embodies the spirit of teamwork and perseverance. When asked what motivates him to excel in baseball, Grant simply answers “My passion for the game and my teammates. We all have each other’s backs.” This camaraderie fuels Grant’s drive to constantly push himself to new heights, both on and off the field.

One pivotal factor in Grant’s journey has been his involvement with BVSA. Under the mentorship of Coach Frank Ramppen, Grant has blossomed into a formidable athlete, both physically and mentally. “Coach Frank has helped me grow into a better player in every aspect,” Grant reflects. “He has made me feel so much more confident in myself.”

Frank had some words of his own when asked about Grant. “Grant is one of the most amazing young players I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His passion and dedication are at such a high level, but what really makes him different from so many other young players is his understanding of the fundamentals and mechanics of the game and his ability to listen to instruction and make adjustments. I often find myself stopping and saying to myself, am I actually going to say this to a 10 year old? I fear that I’m going to teach above his head but I think that’s impossible. It’s amazing! Grant is so deserving of this award, great job Grant.”

Through his years on the diamond, Grant has learned invaluable lessons. “Sometimes things don’t go right in baseball, but if you don’t do anything to change that, it will never get better,” he shares.

When asked about his biggest inspiration in the world of sports, Grant’s answer is unwavering: his father. “My dad taught me the fundamentals of baseball and has been an incredible coach for our team,” he says with admiration.

Looking ahead, Grant’s aspirations in baseball are clear. “I want to play for as long as I can,” he asserts. “I would love to play in college.”

Grante Perconte – March Athlete of the Month

Balancing athletic commitments with other responsibilities is a priority for Grant. “Baseball is awesome, but before I practice, I get my schoolwork done,” he explains. This discipline proves his dedication to both his academic and athletic pursuits.

For aspiring athletes at BVSA, Grant offers simple advice. “My advice is to be confident that you can get better,” he says. “You may not hit the ball 100mph, but step by step you can become the player you want to be.”

Reflecting on his journey thus far, Grant takes pride in his achievements. “My greatest accomplishments in baseball have been with my team when we won States and got to the Regional finals, and when we won the Hudson Valley League.” he says with a smile. 

As Grant Perconte continues to carve his path in the world of baseball, his unwavering passion, coupled with his commitment to excellence, ensures that his journey will be nothing short of extraordinary.