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College  | Story  | 2/2/2022

Conference Preview: Northeast

John McAdams     
Photo: Jake Gustin (Steve McLaughlin)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order*

Team  W L W L
Bryant  27 14 21 4
Central Connecticut State 28 15 21 9
Fairleigh Dickinson 9 27 8 22
Long Island University 20 15 18 11
Merrimack  19 22 13 14
Mount St. Mary's  9 28 5 19
Sacred Heart  23 25 17 10
Wagner  10 25 8 22

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Johnny Tuccillo  Bryant  Stony Brook transfer that was 1st Team All-America East in ’21. Hit .261 w/ 6 HRs & 34 RBI. Solid catch-n-throw skills w/ veteran presence. 
1B Noah Martinez  CCSU  .305-7-37 in ’21. Monster LHH w/ adv. approach & barrel skills. 
MIF Jake Gustin  Bryant  .386-6-36 in ’21. 2B’s machine w/ adv. approach & barrel skills. Preseason Player of the Year. 
MIF  Dan Covino  CCSU  .295-4-31 in ’21. Twitchy athlete; XBH machine w/ good barrel awareness & bat speed. Potential breakout candidate. 
3B Brady Drawbaugh  Mount St. Mary’s   .287-4-24 in ’21. Making transition to the infield in ’22; Projectable athlete w/ big time power potential. 
OF Tom Ruscitti  Fairleigh Dickinson .241-8-24 in ’21 after immensely productive 2020 & 2019 seasons. Monster LH power w/ positional versatility. 
OF Tristan McAlister Mount St. Mary’s Patrick Henry CC transfer, speedster that led NJCAA in SBs in ’21, while hitting .353 for the JUCO WS participant. Smooth stroke w/ ++ bat-to-ball skills. Premium defender in CF. 
OF Derek Smith  Bryant  .321-4-39 in ’21. Athletic defender w/ big arm in RF. Legitimate barrel skills with burgeoning in-game juice. 
DH Damaurys Rodriguez  Bryant  .338-4-33 in ’21. Switch-hitting catcher that has continually performed in his 2 seasons. Run producer for a perennially strong Bryant team. 
UT EJ Exposito  LIU  .286-6-29 in ’21. Steady performer w/ versatility as a defender & G2G juice. Will look to build upon solid prior season. 
SP Joshua Loeschorn LIU  2-1 record in ’21 with a 3.10 ERA. 34:14 K:BB ratio. Low-90s FB w/ good feel for his BB. Generates ton of weak contact. 
SP Cooper Adams  Mt. St. Mary’s UMBC transfer who is a long, lanky RHP w/ a big FB (T95) & a banger curveball. Looks to take the next step & develop into a true ace for The Mount in ’22. 
SP Collin Lowe  Bryant  Richmond transfer, projection RH w/ command of three pitches & the ability to create plenty of S/M’s. Tons of DH to his FB due to long, lean frame & has ability to land BB for K’s. 
SP Alec Huertas LIU  Strong ’21 campaign w/ 51:19 K:BB ratio. Athletic RHP w/ feel for 3-pitches & plus command. 
RP Jake Neuman  CCSU  5-1 record in ’21 w/ 8 saves & 1.67 ERA. Pitchability LH w/ command of 3-pitch mix. Advanced secondary offerings that generate a ton of weak contact. 

Player of the Year: Jake Gustin, 2B, Bryant 
Pitcher of the Year: Jake Neuman, LHP, Central Connecticut State 
Freshman of the Year: Daniel Salisbury, DH/LHP, Mount St. Mary’s 

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