Great Effort in the Great West
The baseball team finished the 2010 season with a 26-29-2 record, which includes a 15-13 record in its first Great West Conference appearance. Senior Andrew Guarrasi garnered First Team honors in the conference and led the Bears’ pitching staff with an 8-3 record, four complete games, and 91 strikeouts. Junior Effrey Valdez enjoyed a stellar season with a .438 batting average and 96 hits as well as earning Second Team honors in the Great West Conference. Seniors Brian Smith, Mike Roth, and Jerry Smith also earned Second Team honors.
Softball Closes With a Dozen Consecutive Wins
The softball team concluded its season with a record of 33-23, its third consecutive 30-plus-win season. The Bears closed out the regular season with a 12-game winning streak and opened the East Coast Conference (ECC) tournament with a victory over top-seeded C.W. Post. One of this year’s standouts was senior Brooklynn Fields, who hit 14 home runs, breaking her own record of 13 she set in 2009. Fields also earned ECC All-Conference Second Team honors, and seniors Marissa Brucculeri and Anna Hernandez earned First Team honors. In addition, juniors Martha Redondo and Brigette Krischmer earned Second Team honors.
All-Star Performances in Lacrosse Season
Senior Matt Sullivan had his best year in an NYIT lacrosse uniform, leading the Bears with 46 assists, 70 points, and 24 goals as the team went 9-4 in their first year under Head Coach Bill Dunn. Sullivan’s performance earned him ECC First Team and USILA First Team All-American honors while fellow seniors Kevin Hennessy, Austin Carino, and Peter Raab received ECC Second Team All-Conference honors, and senior Josh Kacprzak and junior Ryan Amengual earned All-Conference Honorable Mention. Hennessy was one of four Division II players nationwide selected to participate in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North/South game.