Athlete of the Week: Anthony Viskovich
The Scoop: Viskovich has been a consistent player on the golf team since his freshman year, where he helped the team earn the honor of winning the NE-10 Conference for the first time in Le Moyne history. He has continued to help lead the team to success over the last three years, becoming one of the highest scorers throughout each season. Just recently, Viskovich was named the Northeast-10 Conference player of the week for his success this season thus far.
How’d he get started in golf:
Anthony began playing golf when he was five years old, and has continued to play competitively into the collegiate level, now being a senior. His favorite part of golf is the toughest aspect that he has ever encountered in any sport: the mentality to continue to work at the technique of golf almost daily. “If you don’t work at it everyday then there is no way to maintain a high level of consistency,” Viskovich said.
On the current season: With three new freshmen and a good leading group of upperclassmen, Viskovich feels the team is able to work hard and help each other have great success on the course. “Our season has gotten off to a slower start than what I had wished, but we can turn it all around this weekend with a strong showing at the NE-10s,” Viskovich said.
Pre-match rituals that lead to success: Before a match, Viskovich always tries to eat at least one hearty chicken Caesar salad wrap. “If I can get my hands on one of those then it is going to be a good day but I try to not get too superstitious,” he said.
Season goals: In his final season on the golf team, Viskovich hopes that he will be a good captain for his team and a mentor to the freshmen, helping lead them to success as a team. In regards to the freshmen Viskovich states that he wishes to help them “achieve what they want to do because they are the future of Le Moyne Athletics.” He also hopes to make it to the NCAA Regional Tournament as a team.
Did you know: Viskovich recently won the individual medalist title at the St. Rose Fall Shootout last weekend. “I just remember looking up at the board and seeing my score as the best, and having my teammates and coach around me was one of the best feelings I have ever had on the course. It was a great start to the year!” states Viskovich, recalling his emotions after winning the title.
In the future: As a Business Administration/Marketing major Viskovich hopes to one day do something that involves marketing in the golf or sports industry.
To future Le Moyne golfers: “My advice for future players is to enjoy the experience. If you hit a bad shot or make a bad decision then so what? You are doing what you want to be doing and not everyone can say that. As far as golf is concerned I would have to quote my coach, Joe Tesori when he told me ‘In golf you never have it, you only borrow it from time to time, then give it back.’ It’s a great way to look at a more than challenging game.”