The Williams Record Men’s Athlete of the Year

Mike Nogelo ’98

Why did you decide to come to Williams?

The overall package- the opportunity to play basketball and obviously great academics. It just felt like the right place for me.

How important was the basketball program in your decision?

Both of the final schools that I was looking at were places that I was hoping to play basketball at. The chance to play at a top Division III school for a national championship and for a winning program was definitely a big part of my decision.

Is there a particularly memorable moment for you last year in basketball?

The NCAA tournament at Springfield because both games had great crowds. There is nothing quite like going into somebody else’s gym, especially when they are the #1 seed, and demolishing them.

Do you have any future plans?

Right now I’m working on just getting a job, hopefully playing somewhere in Europe next year, at the moment in Spain. I’ll pretty much play wherever I get a good job.

What advice do you have for athletes at Williams?

I wouldn’t say that its a group that needs a whole lot of advice, but it is important to keep in mind the well-roundness. Enjoy it. It’s a game and it should be something that you enjoy

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