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Golden Knight Spotlight: Brian Pesavento

Golden Knight Spotlight is a student-athlete profile series run by Alexander Lawrence ’18 in coordination with Golden Knights Athletics staff.

Ellen Praught (left) and Brian Pesavento (right)

Ellen Praught (left) and Brian Pesavento (right)

Brian Pesavento

Sport: Men’s golf
New Paltz, NY
Class Year:
Major: Business Administration
Favorite study spot:
My dorm room
Favorite food: Lobster
One interesting fact about yourself: I really enjoy snowboarding during the winter time.

What set SR apart from other schools: “I liked the location and the size of the school.”

Why SR Golf:
“I was recruited here and I really liked the course. It was one of the nicer courses I saw. The coach was also a really nice guy.”


Most memorable moment or game: “Going to states for golf my senior year of high school. It was a really awesome accomplishment.”

How you got involved:
“I started playing golf when I was about seven or eight years old. My parents got me involved in golfing and everyone in my family plays as well. My older brother also plays for the UAlbany club baseball team.”


Do you have a saying or motto you live by: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”


Where you draw your inspiration from: “Jordan Speith (professional golfer)”


How do you prepare before a game: “The day of a match we get to the course about forty minutes early and warm-up on the driving range for twenty minutes. Then putt a little bit and by then it’s my tee-off time.”


What are you looking to accomplish this year: “I’m looking to make it to NCAA regionals as a team. Personally, I want to make it individually to regionals as well.”


Pesavento in action

Pesavento in action

My Comments/ takeaway from the interview: Brian is a second year student at The College of Saint Rose currently studying business administration. He is one of the team’s younger golfers and has done well thus far. As a freshman, Pesavento earned Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week honors. “When I got here last year I knew we were a young team so there was going to be a little learning along the way. Now I feel like we’ve improved a lot as a team, but we are still a young team. We don’t have any starters graduating this year, so going forward we’re trying to be one of the top teams in the NE-10,” Pesavento had to say. “As a first-year student my golf team made the first-year transition easy for me. We all try and help out each other any way we can,” Pessvento said about his teammates. Brian is a young golfer, but so far  looks to have a bright future. He’s adjusted well to the college level. He is a valued asset to the Golden Knight’s success going forward. I wish Brian and the rest of the Saint Rose golf team luck with the rest of their season.

Brian and his brother Eric

Brian and his brother Eric

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