NJCU Baseball Player With A Passion


Verlingo during the last baseball season. Photo courtesy of NJCU Athletics.

Alex Hernadez, Contributing Writer

Salvatore Verlingo, 20, is a student and baseball player at NJCU who has a heavy passion for Baseball. His love for baseball started as he found it competitive compared to other sports.

Verlingo has been playing baseball since the age of six. Throughout most of his childhood, he found former MLB star Mark Teixeira to be one of the players he idolized.

Verlingo was an all-county player coming from St. Mary’s High School. One of his biggest highlights coming out of St. Mary’s was winning a State Championship.

Currently at the position of 3rd base and secondary 1st basemen, Verlingo has found the team to be highly competitive.

“Everyone on this team is extremely competitive” said Verlingo. “Everyone here has an ultimate goal and trains hard.”

With all the challenges there are for being a student athlete, Verlingo organizes very well how he gets his work and training done so he is able to play in the baseball games.

The second-year athlete is enrolled as a Cyber Security major with the hope of working for an IT company after university.

Verlingo is looking forward to the season as NJCU baseball prepares for their 2023 campaign in the spring.