Three Golden Falcons Voted All-Region In Baseball

Three Golden Falcons Voted All-Region In Baseball

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University placed three players on at least one of the three recognized 2019 NCAA Division II All-East Region baseball teams, according to balloting released throughout the last two weeks.

Senior second baseman Danny Healey Jr. (Brookhaven, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) was a consensus All-Region selection. Healey was voted to the Second Team by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) on May 15 and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) today. On May 22, he was an Honorable Mention choice of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Senior shortstop L.T. Struble (Hammonton, N.J./Hammonton) and sophomore relief pitcher Nick Nardulli (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville) were voted to the NCBWA Second Team, while Struble was also a Second-Team All-Region pick of the ABCA

The D2 CCA All-Region program is coordinated by the College Sports Information Directors of America, while the ABCA squads are presented by Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. All three sets of teams from the Division II East Region can be viewed in the chart below.

Felician (31-23) won the regular-season championship of the CACC South Division with a 24-8 league record. It was the fourth consecutive regular-season conference or division title for the Golden Falcons, and the sixth in program history. The Golden Falcons were selected for an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, their fourth all-time NCAA appearance, and enjoyed the program's fourth consecutive 30+ win season (and fifth all-time).

Felician head coach Chris Langan has now coached 33 all-region performers in his 16-year career. The Golden Falcons claimed at least one all-region performer for the eighth consecutive year, but failed to place a player on a First Team for the first time in that stretch.

Healey is All-Region for the first time. He batted .358 with a .493 on-base percentage. In 50 games, he accumulated 13 doubles, eight triples, one home run, 51 runs scored, 43 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases. His eight three-baggers are second in the region and tied for fifth nationally in Division II.

Struble concludes a highly-decorated collegiate career. A two-time NJCAA All-American at Camden County College, he was the First Team D2 CAA All-East utility player in 2018 for Felician. This season, as the Golden Falcons' leadoff man, he hit .361 in 53 games with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs, 62 runs scored, and 19 RBI. He set a Felician single-season record with a regional-best 42 stolen bases and broke his own mark for walks with 39.

After a rookie season as a set-up man, the right-handed Nardulli emerged as the Golden Falcons' closer in 2019. His 13 saves were a school record. That total is second regionally and tied for fourth in the country. During a region-high 27 appearances, Nardulli also posted a 3-2 won-lost record and 2.65 earned-run average. In 34 innings, he gave up 30 hits, struck out 33 batters, and walked 17.

The NCAA Division II East Region consists of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast 10 Conference, totaling 34 baseball-playing institutions.

 

  D2 CCA (SIDs) NCBWA (Writers) Rawlings/ABCA (Coaches)
2019 Division II All-East Region Baseball Teams
1st Team      
C Eric Gilham, Chestnut Hill Eric Gilham, Chestnut Hill Eric Gilham, Chestnut Hill
1B Andrew Taft, Le Moyne Andrew Taft, Le Moyne Andrew Taft, Le Moyne
2B Justin Decker, Dominican Justin Decker, Dominican Justin Decker, Dominican 
3B Joey Porricelli, Merrimack Joey Porricelli, Merrimack Joey Porricelli, Merrimack
SS John Mooradian, Mercy John Mooradian, Mercy Joshua Colon, Dominican
IF/UT     Eddie Nevins, Wilmington
OF E.J. Cumbo, NYIT E.J. Cumbo, NYIT E.J. Cumbo, NYIT
OF Luke Johnson, Wilmington Luke Johnson, Wilmington Luke Johnson, Wilmington
OF Rosario Missiti, Post Rosario Missiti, Post Rosario Missiti, Post
OF     Matt Chamberlain, New Haven
DH Tyler Criscuolo, Southern Conn. State Tyler Criscuolo, Southern Conn. State Tyler Criscuolo, Southern Conn. State
UT-NP Eddie Nevins, Wilmington Eddie Nevins, Wilmington  
UT-P Dan Hyatt, Wilmington    
P Ed Baram, Adelphi Ed Baram, Adelphi Ed Baram, Adelphi
P Joshua Loeschorn, LIU Post Joshua Loeschorn, LIU Post Joshua Loeschorn, LIU Post
P Jake Walkinshaw, Southern New Hampshire David Gauthier, Nyack James Varela, LIU Post
P Dan Wirchansky, Pace   Dan Wirchansky, Pace
RP Jeffrey Praml, Southern New Hampshire Jeffrey Praml, Southern New Hampshire Jeffrey Praml, Southern New Hampshire
2nd Team      
C Anthony Vaglica, LIU Post Anthony Vaglica, LIU Post Ryan Kuskowski, NYIT
1B Kendall Small, Wilmington Kendall Small, Wilmington Kendall Small, Wilmington 
2B Mike Salmonese, Pace and
Danny Healey Jr., Felician
Mike Salmonese, Pace Danny Healey Jr., Felician
3B Tyree Bradley, Bloomfield Tyree Bradley, Bloomfield Tyree Bradley, Bloomfield
SS Joshua Colon, Dominican L.T. Struble, Felician John Mooradian, Mercy
IF     L.T. Struble, Felician and
Mike Salmonese, Pace
OF John LaRocca, NYIT John LaRocca, NYIT John LaRocca, NYIT
OF Brad Roberto, Franklin Pierce Brad Roberto, Franklin Pierce Brad Roberto, Franklin Pierce 
OF Max Troiani, Bentley Max Troiani, Bentley Max Troiani, Bentley 
OF     Nick Lamberti, Southern Conn. State 
DH Lawrence Cicileo, Adelphi Michael Manzione, LIU Post Michael Manzione, LIU Post 
UT-NP Brett Malm, Adelphi Brett Malm, Adelphi  
UT-P Luis Grullart, Mercy    
P David Gauthier, Nyack   Derek Duffy, Franklin Pierce 
P Cam Monagle, Merrimack Jake Walkinshaw, Southern New Hampshire Cam Monagle, Merrimack 
P Brad Scull, Wilmington Dan Wirchansky, Pace D.J. Masuck, NYIT
P James Varela, LIU Post James Varela, LIU Post Jake Walkinshaw, Southern New Hampshire 
RP Tom Ambrosino, Adelphi Nick Nardulli, Felician Tom Ambrosino, Adelphi
Hon. Men.      
2B   Danny Healey Jr., Felician  
SS   Joshua Colon, Dominican  
OF   Matt Chamberlain, New Haven  
OF   Jon Strauss, Queens  
DH   Lawrence Cicileo, Adelphi  
UT-P   Dan Hyatt, Wilmington  
P   Cam Monagle, Merrimack  
P   Brad Scull, Wilmington  
RP   Tom Ambrosino, Adelphi  
       
Player of
the Year
Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington
Pitcher of
the Year
Ed Baram, SR, Adelphi Ed Baram, SR, Adelphi Joshua Loeschorn, FR, LIU Post
Coach of
the Year
  Mike Gaffney, LIU Post