Collegiate Bound Senior Terriers Playing In Their Final Event, News (Terriers Baseball)

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Jul 19, 2006 | Dan Thompson | 388 views
Collegiate Bound Senior Terriers Playing In Their Final Event
The following Terriers are competing in their final event of their high school careers. Mike Goemans (Iona College), Ian Choy (Canisius), Chris Cox (Canisius), Justin Mulrain (Sacred Heart), and Brian Simone (University of West Alabama) will all be off to their respective post secondary institutions to play NCAA Baseball and attend College classes. Mike Goemans has been the 'Rock' of the Terriers pitching staff since its inception in August of 2005.

Mike did not allow a run until May of 2006, pitching to a record of 17 wins and 2 losses, with an ERA of less than 1.00, for his Terrier career. Mike is currently on the Junior National Teams roster which will be competing in the World Championships in Cuba this September. We all wish Mike good luck with both the World Championships and his Collegiate Career at Iona College. Ian Choy has been a staple in the heart of the Terriers lineup for the past year. Ian has displayed that he is able to hit for power and for average against a variety of pitching seen by the Terriers over the past season. He has been very dependable at the plate in key situations and has improved defensively each and every game in the outfield. Ian is the player the Terriers staff would like at the plate in pressure situations. Ian will be sorely missed in the middle of the lineup, but the coaching staff wishes Ian luck with his NCAA D1 baseball career. Chris has been an excellent teammate and a leader in the last year for the Terriers. He has always taken every challenge thrown at him and made the most of his days with the Terriers. His mid 80's fastball along with a 12-6 curveball impressed Coach McRae from Canisius, during the 2005 early signing period. Good luck to Chris in his years at Canisius. Blessed with lightening speed, Justin Mulrain is off to Sacred Heart in the Fall of 2006. Along with above average grades, Justin was able to catch the eye of Coach Seth Kaplan in Long Island, at the Blue Chips Prospect Tournament last September. Justin's excellent defense and strong and accurate throwing arm will anchor the outfield at Sacred Heart. Good luck to Justin in D1 NCAA baseball. As a part of the Gold Medal Ontario Youth Team, Brian Simone led the 2005 Canada Cup in hits in Medicine Hat Alberta last year, he caught the eyes of the Terriers Coaching staff. Brian also caught the eye of head coach Gary Rundles from the University of West Alabama. Brian's uncanny ability to drive in runners with 2 outs, has been a key to his success as a player. Brian's tremendous work ethic and attitude towards the game, will carry him a long way at the next level of baseball. Good luck to this first group of Terrier players to graduate from the team in 2006. The Terriers 2007 crop of players looks promising, and has the potential to be just as succesful as these graduating players.