Burke, Rice & Constantine Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Honors


Greensboro, N.C. - The 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The 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.

Farmingdale State junior utility Steven Burke (North Babylon, N.Y.) was named First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region, while both junior outfielder Vincent Rice (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and senior pitcher Matthew Constantine (West Babylon, N.Y.) earned Second Team honors.

Burke, who pitched in 12 games as well as playing first base (13 games), outfield (8 games) and designated hitter (4 games), was 6-1 with a team-leading 1.93 earned run average in 60.2 innings pitched. He struck out 40 batters and held opponents to a .180 batting average against, a mark that led the Skyline. Burke also ranked second in the conference in wins and fourth for both ERA and innings pitched. In the NCAA, he finished seventh for WHIP (.86), 26th in hits allowed per nine innings (5.93) and 42nd in earned run average. At the plate, Burke hit .316 with 30 hits, 16 runs batted in and 18 runs scored.

Rice led the team in batting average (.394), at-bats (127), runs (35), hits (50), doubles (11), triples (5), homeruns (5), total bases (86), slugging percentage (.677), on-base percentage (.487) and stolen bases (16-of-18) and was second in RBI's (26) and walks (17). He led the Skyline and finished 42nd in the Nation for slugging percentage. Rice also broke the school record for total bases in one season, besting the previous record of 77, and tied the homerun record with five.

Constantine appeared in a team-high 18 games and led FSC in wins (7), starts (9), saves (2), innings pitched (71.2) and strikeouts (51) and ranked second in ERA (2.51) and batting average against (.241). He led the conference in wins and innings pitched, ranked fourth for saves and fifth in both ERA and strikeouts.


2019 New York ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

NCAA Div. III New York All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Pat Geiger Sr. Skidmore NY
1B Allen Murphy Jr. St. John Fisher NY
2B Webb Little Sr. Ithaca NY
3B Thomas Pasquale Jr. St. John Fisher NY
SS Justin Graham Jr. St. John Fisher NY
OF Colin BeVard Jr. Cortland NY
OF Scott Giordano Jr. Cortland NY
OF Antony Mantova Jr. St. John Fisher NY
DH Brad Pearson Sr. Clarkson NY
UT Steven Burke Jr. Farmingdale State NY
P Matt Valin Sr. Cortland NY
P Garrett Renslow Jr. Rochester NY
P Andrew Spinnenweber Sr. U.S. Merchant Marine NY
P Emmett Dunn Sr. Ithaca NY
P Brendan Shamieh Jr. Rochester NY
NCAA Div. III New York All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Dylan Nolan Jr. Wells NY
C Adam Gallagher Sr. Ithaca NY
1B Colman Hendershot Sr. NYU NY
1B Vincenzo Alteri So. U.S. Merchant Marine NY
2B Ryan Simmons Jr. St. John Fisher NY
3B Ryan Enos So. Oswego State NY
SS Brooks Vertoske Jr. Keuka NY
OF Vincent Rice Jr. Farmingdale State NY
OF Jesse Reinebold Sr U.S. Merchant Marine NY
OF Jack Walter Sr. NYU NY
OF Brandon Nicholson Sr. Oswego State NY
DH Michael Grisanti Fr. Mount St. Vincent NY
UT Daniel Zeglen Sr. Rochester Institute of Technology NY
P Stevie Branche Jr. Rochester Institute of Technology NY
P Tim Woodford Jr. St. Joseph's (L.I.) NY
P Nick DeMarco Sr. Oswego State NY
P Matthew Constantine Sr. Farmingdale State NY
P Zack Durant Jr. Cortland NY
P Nate Burns Jr. Clarkson NY
NCAA Div. III New York All-Region Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Lukas Olsson Jr. Oswego State NY
C David Rieth Jr. Rochester NY
1B Sean Cullen Jr. Union NY
1B Wyatt Myers Jr. Cortland NY
2B Ryan McLaughlin Sr. NYU NY
3B Patrick Blackall Fr. Rochester Institute of Technology NY
SS Daniel Schweitzer Sr. Cortland NY
SS Zach Hyde Sr. John Jay NY
OF Mike Dellicarri Sr. Oswego State NY
OF Stephen Peters Jr. City College of New York NY
P Jarret Oehler Jr. Lehman NY
P Adam Heidenfelder Sr. SUNY Old Westbury NY
P Jake Binder Sr. Ithaca NY
P Robert Ottaviano Sr. SUNY Oneonta NY
P Paul Sirakowski Jr. Baruch NY
P Kyle Cunningham Sr. U.S. Merchant Marine NY
New York Position Player of the Year: Allen Murphy, Jr., 1B, St. John Fisher
New York Pitcher of the Year: Matt Valin, Sr., Cortland