Greensboro, N.C. - The 2015 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Baseball All-Region teams, as well as regional Position Players of the Year and regional Pitchers of the Year, have been announced. The eight ABCA/Rawlings All-Region teams (New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, South, Mideast, Central, Midwest and West) can be found on the ABCA website at the link above.
Three players from Farmingdale State have been selected, including senior outfielder Michael Marino (Franklin Square, N.Y.), senior outfielder Anthony Alvino (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and freshman pitcher Ryan O'Connor (Babylon, N.Y.).
Marino was named to the First Team, after finishing the season with a batting average of .463, along with a team and conference-high of 50 hits, 28 runs, 26 stolen bases, 21 RBI's, 10 doubles, a .539 on-base percentage and .602 slugging percentage. Marino finished the season ranked 6th in Division III for batting average.
Alvino, a Third Team selection, finished the season with a career-best .418 average (second highest on the team), along with 38 hits, 19 runs scored, 18 RBI's, 11 stolen bases and 11 walks. Alvino is also ranked as the 17th toughest to strikeout in Division III, with only three strikeouts in his 91 at-bats.
O'Connor, also a Third Team selection, appeared in 12 games with four starts, finishing the year with a 6-1 record. In his 38.1 innings pitched, he allowed only six walks, finished with a 3.99 ERA and 4.93 strikeouts per game.
The ABCA/Rawlings All-Region teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee. All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors.
ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans and Gold Glove winners will be announced on May 21, 2015. The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and High School.
|New York - ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams|
|NCAA Div. III New York All-Region First Team|
|1B||Jordan Giller||Jr.||Oswego State||NY|
|OF||Conrad Ziemendorf||Jr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|OF||Dan Saccocio||Sr.||Oswego State||NY|
|OF||Michael Marino||Sr.||Farmingdale State||NY|
|DH||Vinny Bomasuto||Sr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|P||Brandon Serio||Sr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|P||Tim Ingram||Sr.||SUNY Old Westbury||NY|
|NCAA Div. III New York All-Region Second Team|
|C||Frank Buksa||Sr.||SUNY Plattsburgh||NY|
|1B||Scott Eisenmenger||Fr.||St. John Fisher||NY|
|1B||Austin Clock||Jr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|SS||Anthony Simon||Sr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|OF||Shane Barley||Sr.||St. John Fisher||NY|
|OF||Glenn Glennerster||Fr.||College of Staten Island||NY|
|P||Alex Weingarten||Jr.||Cortland State||NY|
|P||Brian Russell||So.||College of Staten Island||NY|
|P||Brendyn Karinchak||Sr.||Oswego State||NY|
|P||Zach Lander||Sr.||Brockport State||NY|
|NCAA Div. III New York All-Region Third Team|
|3B||Eric Hamilton||So.||Oswego State||NY|
|3B||Gabriel Pena||Sr.||City College of New York||NY|
|SS||Tommy Ziegen||So.||SUNY Old Westbury||NY|
|OF||Tom McKenna||Sr.||St. Joseph's Brooklyn||NY|
|OF||Cal Woolhiser||Sr.||St. John Fisher||NY|
|DH||Mike Vargues||Sr.||SUNY Plattsburgh||NY|
|UT||Anthony Alvino||Sr.||Farmingdale State||NY|
|UT||Nick Girardi||Jr.||St. Joseph's Long Island||NY|
|P||Ryan O'Connor||Fr.||Farmingdale State||NY|
|P||Brandon McClain||Sr.||SUNY Cortland||NY|
|P||Josh Ousten||So.||St. Joseph's Long Island||NY|
|P||Kevin Berge||So.||St. John Fisher||NY|
|New York Region Position Player of the Year: Tim Lesuer, RPI|
|New York Region Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Serio, SUNY Cortland|
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 72nd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 7-10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.