Beyond The Game With Jakob Cohn
An inner-drive to be the very best person
and player he can be. Those words describe
Ardrey Kell High School rising senior
baseball player Jakob Cohn perfectly.
This young man is always working hard on
his craft and he strives to set an example
for younger players to follow. The son of
Ken and Joelle Cohn plays first and third
base on the baseball field for the Knights
and for his showcase organization, Team
Carolina. Let’s go Beyond The Game to
learn more about Jakob.
What is your favorite athletic memory?
“Its hard to pick just one but definitely
my first homerun when I was 11 years old
playing for Team Carolina at Bradford
Park is one of them.”
What do you consider as your top
“Last summer, I had five hits at Headfirst Honor Roll Camp including a homerun, triple and a double. This put me on the map with top academic baseball schools. Thanks to Coach Maddox from Team Carolina who has been my coach since I was eight years old for getting me prepared for the opportunity of a lifetime.”
You are known as a hard worker, what leads you to work on your craft every day?
“Working hard has always been instilled by my parents. I have always had a goal of playing in college and that has motivated me to go the extra mile.”
What are your goals for the next year?
“To win the State Championship and secure an offer for college.”
Talk about this past season and the run your team made at the end of the season.
“This season was truly amazing. Coach Bagwell had us all bought in from day one, beginning in September. After finishing the regular season 21-5, the entire team jelled and caught fire at the right time. Everybody played a role in our run beating Lake Norman, Providence, West Forsyth and East Forsyth. Although we came up one game short in game 3 of the State Final, it was an experience I will remember forever, and motivation for all of us next year.”
How well do you perform in the classroom?
“I have a 4.2 GPA and I take Honors and AP classes. I am in the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.”
Are you involved in any community service projects?
“I have volunteered at Soup Kitchens in the community. Plus, because Coach Maddox at Team Carolina has helped me so much, I like to give back to the younger players at the training facility and on the weekends at games when I am not playing.”