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Villanova grad Langlois lands gig with Blue Jays

Dylan Langlois poses in baseball stadium

Sunday was a very busy day for LaSalle’s Dylan Langlois.

The St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School graduate has landed a coveted internship with the Toronto Blue Jays of the Major Baseball League.

“I caught a little bit of the game. I help the guys in the back getting the pitchers ready on their day off,” he said shortly after the game.

Langlois is between his third and fourth year at Sheridan College which entitles him to an internship that will hopefully lead to him becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist. He said he remembers getting the news about joining the Blue Jays and calls it surreal.

“I was with my cousin doing a workout when I got the call. I saw that it was from Florida so I knew who it was from.”

While other classmates had the chance to join a Canadian Football League team or work in a gym or a clinic, Langlois hopes that if he makes a good impression that his gig with a pro team could be come permanent.

“If the opportunity is available, absolutely, the internship will help make connections.”

His duties with the Blue Jays involve acting as a support person who makes sure the training room is tidy, assisting with players who may be doing some off-field training and packing up a lot of gear for when the team goes on the road.

Langlois will not travel with them but is expected to be at all 81-home games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Asked how the professional athletes are treating him, Langlois responded, “they are welcoming, very nice and very appreciative. They are a great group of guys and super to be around.”

Attending the University of Windsor as an undergraduate, he does not just talk the talk when it comes to baseball and is a major contributor to the Sheridan Bruins where last year, he led the team with five stolen bases and batted .257 while patrolling the outfield.

He played ball from T-ball until he was in Grade 6 at the Turtle Club and then switched over to soccer.

His brother Andrew is a catcher for the St. Clair College Saints and the brothers had a chance to pay against each other with Andrew coming out the victor.

Villanova grad Langlois lands gig with Blue Jays

By Fred Groves

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