Lakers’ point guard to lead team through pandemic

OSWEGO, N.Y. — With the State University of New York Athletic Conference canceling all sports for the fall semester, senior point guard Liam Sanborn has to lead his team through a very difficult season.

“Guys just gotta stay positive, make sure no one gets in their own feelings and kinda just control what you can control, keep in shape, stay ready and whatever happens happens. You just gotta be ready for whatever,” Sanborn said.

Sanborn says the team is trying to stay positive and preparing for the season even if there isn’t one.

“We kinda just do what we can. We have body weights we have to do every day. So,we have to do that, We go to the parks and play pickup, 4 on 4, 3 on 3, we try not to keep it big. We have a group so people that live together will work out together. We have guys on campus that already live together, and they will take each other and do stuff,” Sanborn said.

Sanborn has been a starter in his first three years at Oswego, and this year would be no different. Being the youngest guy on the court wasn’t necessarily a challenge for Sanborn. His point guard skills make him a natural leader even through the most difficult of times. 

“I don’t think it will be too different because I think with the position of point guard you’re always kinda in a spot of leadership. You can’t just take a step back and not be vocal, so I think I’ll get used to it,” Sanborn said

With President Stanly recently canceling all athletic activity on campus, nobody knows if there will even be a season. If there is, though, Sanborn and the Lakers say they will be ready.