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|2/8/8: Chris Zachgo (00-02-03-05) Coaches Delta Junction to state hockey championship "Zachgo described Smith as a major role player -- in other words, much like his teammates. "We don't have a bunch of snipers, we have a bunch of hard workers," Zachgo said. "They grind it out. That's how we win. That's exactly what happened tonight. Hard work got it done."|
FOR SLUGGER CHRIS ZACHGO NEBRASKA'S PRACTICALLY THE TROPICS
He’s a two-time Honorable Mention All-Conference player (2001 and 2002); a Top 100 player to watch in the NAIA according to Collegiate Baseball News; a three-year starter who has helped rebuild the Dana baseball program; and a key player on a team that was near perfect in the first half of conference play this year.
It leads Viking fans to expect a lot out of Chris Zachgo ’05, but if there’s pressure, Zachgo doesn’t show it. He is as laid back as they come. A junior from Delta Junction, Alaska, Zachgo misses the arctic, his mom’s cooking and his hobbies of hunting and “snowmachining.” Kristen Gay, sports information director and head women’s soccer coach, sat down with Zachgo to discuss, reminisce, and learn about the life of a young man from the frozen north who has turned into quite the boy of summer.
Gay: What was it like playing baseball
How long have you been playing?
You have a couple of teammates that
are from Alaska, how do you get along with them?
Being from Alaska, is there anything
“Alaskan” you do?
How has your experience been at Dana
You were picked as one of the Top 100
NAIA players to watch by Collegiate Baseball News. Is there any pressure on
you this season to perform?
Do you think you’ve grown over the
years as a person and player?
What is the biggest change over the
years within the baseball program?
What’s the mood of the team after
being ranked No. 4 in the region and having a 9-1 conference record?
Is Dana respected in the Great Plains
Athletic Conference (GPAC)?
Is there anything you’d like to add?