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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington||Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington||Eddie Nevins, JR, Wilmington|
|Ed Baram, SR, Adelphi||Ed Baram, SR, Adelphi||Joshua Loeschorn, FR, LIU Post|
|Mike Gaffney, LIU Post|