March 2024 Athletes of the Month

Ben Varraso

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Herman Cain

One of the pleasures in coaching is seeing the smile on a kid’s face; when you truly know they are having fun and enjoying the game. With our March Athlete of the Month, that is clear every time I see him. Ben Varraso is as dedicated and as passionate as they come and his smile and love for the game fuels others around him. He is a great teammate and one of the hardest workers in our community.

For a few years now, Ben has been present at many of our classes. This winter he was there almost everyday and supplemented classes with Lou Proietti. Lou said about Ben, “Ben is a highly skilled player who has a clear passion for baseball. He retains information at a high level and is a very impressive athlete. He truly loves putting in the work in the cage and for that reason has a chance to be a very good player for a long time.” Ben also earned a spot on our 9u AAU team. Coach Onix Mercado also said about Ben, “Ben is a great kid, he is a very dedicated hard worker and a great teammate. He enjoys the game of baseball and he shows it on his work ethic. I am lucky to have him on my team.”

Ben is very young but already shows a great knowledge and skill for the game. We definitely see in him a bright future and look forward to working with him for years to come. Thanks Ben for all the effort and leadership you bring to the club at such a young age.


Jim Joyce