From Lambton College Athletics
SARNIA, Ont. – “Speed. I am speed.”
While those words may have been spoken by none other than Lightning McQueen in the movie Cars back in 2006, the quote likely rings true for one of the newest members of the Lambton Lions family.
With the end of 2021 near, and the start of 2022 just around the corner, there’s a lot to look back on plus a ton to look forward to around Lambton College.
The Men’s Baseball team is coming off a year in which they broke into the win column, and they are building towards the 2022 season in September. On the hardwood, the Men’s Basketball team is gearing up for a return to regular season play in the OCAA come January, while also building for their own future in the years ahead.
On Tuesday, both the Men’s Baseball and Men’s Basketball programs got a boost for the future by way of a local dual sport athlete.
Sarnia native Hayden Scott has committed to both programs for the 2022-23 season, giving both programs a gift this holiday season.
Scott, who plays baseball and basketball at Great Lakes Secondary School in Sarnia, will be studying Sports and Recreation Management while at Lambton College.
On the diamond, Scott patrols center field and will add outfield depth to the rotation for the Lions while adding an influx of speed, both in the outfield and on the basepaths. Locally, Scott played most recently with the Corunna Giants.
When asked how he would describe himself as a baseball player, Scott needed just one word to sum it up.
Scott joins Nolan Leighton and Alex Austin in the 2022 recruiting class for the Men’s Baseball program.
On the court, Scott is a shooting guard for the Wolfpack and will add more depth to what is shaping up to be a talented back court rotation for the Lions in 2022-23.
“I really like the coaching staffs and I fit in well with the other players,” said Scott, when he was asked why Lambton College was the right fit for him. “They also had the course that I wanted, and the opportunity to stay in my hometown is a big selling point.”
Scott is the first student-athlete to commit to Head Coach James Grant and the Men’s Basketball program for the 2022-23 season.