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Student-Athlete Feature: Jacob Jashinski

Student-Athlete Feature: Jacob Jashinski

Over the next few weeks, GoBonnies.com will feature student-athletes on what they did over the summer and how they are adjusting to a new normal of campus life. 

In this edition, we feature men's soccer junior Jacob Jashinski

Jashinski, a Pittsburgh native, has appeared in 30 career games in two seasons with the Bonnies, making five starts. As a freshman, he scored his first career goal in a win against Howard and also added an assist against Atlantic 10 foe Rhode Island. Last season, Jashinski played over 500 minutes in 15 contests. He's also been a member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll the past two years for his success in the classroom.

He was a standout at Shaler Area High prior to Bonaventure, scoring 32 career goals and earning All-WPIAL honors. A multi-sport athlete, he also played baseball and tennis in high school and played club for Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh.  

How have you adapted to the new way of life on campus?
Since a lot of the changes are things that I saw back in my hometown this summer, the new changes have not been too stressful. Wearing a mask in class, however, has been an adjustment.

What did you do over the summer to try and stay in shape?
I just ran throughout my neighborhood and practiced with my little brother.

How have you been staying positive during all the uncertainty in the world right now?
I cannot change what is going on in the world with COVID, so I have just accepted the rules and moved on as normal as possible.

Why did you choose St. Bonaventure?
The distance from home was perfect. The sense of community within St. Bonaventure, the ability to continue to play soccer and the business program is very prestigious.

What advice would you give your fellow Bonnies?
Be selfless and have your priorities in order.

How did you keep in contact with coaches and new teammates during the sports shutdown?
Throughout the summer we have numerous Zoom meetings as well as just staying in touch through texting.

What keeps you motivated?
Repaying the trust that my coaches and teammates have placed in me.

Did you develop any new hobbies over quarantine?
Just golfed a lot as it was one of the only things open.