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College  | Story  | 1/28/2022

Conference Preview: MAAC

AJ Denny     
Photo: Mike Caruso (Fairfield Athletics)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order*

Team  W L W L
Canisius  20 16 17 13
Fairfield 38 5 33 1
Iona 3 11 3 11
Manhattan 12 24 12 22
Marist 18 11 17 9
Monmouth 24 13 22 10
Niagara 16 17 17 15
Quinnipiac 7 21 7 21
Rider 23 18 18 16
Saint Peter’s 4 22 4 24
Siena 15 24 14 22

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Mike Caruso Fairfield 2021 POTY, .414 BA 28 RBI, 3rd in NCAA with .532 OBP.; no weakness in swing w/ flashes of power
1B Vinny Chiarenza Canisius Led team in 2021 w/ 9 HR and 33 RBI, reliable power bat in the middle of lineup
2B Cole Tucker Niagara Aggressive hitter, .391 BA in 2021 w/ flashes of juice
3B David Bermudez Manhattan Transfer from Rider, .305 BA in ‘21 w/ clutch performances in MAAC tournament 
SS Dixon Black Monmouth Asset on both sides of the ball, .350 BA in 2021 showcasing natural athletic movements
OF Michael Handal Fairfield One of most well-rounded player in MAAC, hits for AVG and power with 7 HR and .357 BA in ‘21
OF Brian Hart Marist Ability to hit for both contact and power, .326 BA with 5 HR in ‘21
OF Carlin Dick Canisius .348 BA, effortless swing works gap to gap, disciplined mature AB’s will take BB if needed
DH Matt Padre Manhattan Career .288 hitter w/ .431 OBP in 2021... another advanced offensive guy who seems to constantly be on base
UT Max Grant Canisius On base machine, knows how to work the count and put himself in advantages at the plate - .386 BA in ‘21
SP Trey Dombroski Monmouth 2.73 ERA 5-1 record in 2021, huge summer in the Cape for Harwich posting a 0.85 ERA in 31.2 IP
SP Michael Sansone Fairfield 9-2, 2.58 ERA in ‘21, plus changeup w/ pinpoint command of the zone, 2021 Cape All Star
SP Jake Noviello Fairfield Flawless 9-0 record in 2021, 1.47 ERA lethal S/M stuff and tons of control + efficiency
SP Rob Hensey Monmouth Extremely reliable starter, 1.54 ERA w/ .204 opponent BA in 2021
SP Danny Klepchick Monmouth 2 CG and 1 SHO in 2021, leader of staff .222 opponent BA in 45.2 IP
RP Bryson Cafaro Fairfield MAAC RP of the Year in ‘21, pitched to 1.66 ERA; could make way into starting rotation

Player of the Year:
Mike Caruso, C, Fairfield
Pitcher of the Year: Trey Dombroski, LHP, Monmouth
Freshman of the Year: Reed Interdonato, RHP, Monmouth

Top Prospects

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