By Zachary Smith-Tulino
CCC Journalism Program
Who’s doubting me now?
BLACKWOOD – Camden County College Student Vincent Gaudioso is not the only person in the world to have big goals, his path has just been different from others. He balances school, health, fitness and trying to be the best basketball player he can be while overcoming injuries in the past. In Gaudioso’s mind, these obstacles are just in the way so he can prove people wrong. That is his biggest goal.
Not being complacent
Gaudioso, a sophomore at Camden County College, majors in sports management. He is a member of the Camden County College men’s basketball team. “Going in I was planning on playing and trying out for basketball and I played my freshman year,” he said.
Adversity sets in
Before attending Camden County College, he dealt with some major injuries. “I’ve had some hamstring and ankle problems during high school. My most severe injury was when I tore a ligament in my left thumb in the second game of my senior season at Timber Creek Regional High School,” he stated. Gaudioso said it took a toll on him and it made him rethink everything but he stuck with it and now he is enjoying the process.
Testimony for work ethic
Billy Hoffacker, a close friend of Gaudioso, said, “I have known Vincent since fifth grade. I think he has a good work ethic and it has shown how he progressed through middle school to college.”
Gaudioso trains and plays basketball six or seven times a week and his goal is to progress daily. “I learned that I love putting the work in to get better, so I’m not afraid to fail because I’ve been counted out too many times, so why not try to prove everyone wrong,” he said.
To learn more about Gaudioso, visit his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/vinny.g3/