The 2016 sophomore class has been one of the most successfull groups in school history. When it is all said and done the 2016 group will have school records for just about every statistical category in the MNE record books. Here is a list of the sophomores accomplishments.
#1 Vincent Jacob- after redshirting in 2015 Vince has really emerged on the scene for MNE. Vince is currently hitting .340 with 3 doubles a triple and a home run. Vince has been a lock down defender in left field and a leader on the field and off. Vince will be graduating with a degree in criminal justice and plans on continuing baseball next year.
#10 Michael Montalbano- Monty has been a big part of the Saints success in the past two seasons. Mike has shown some great leadership on and off the field. He has been a power hitter for the Saints as he hit 3 home runs last year and he currently has 4 this season. Mike his hitting .337 and leads the team with 17 bases on balls. Monty was a second team All-Region selection a year ago. Mike will be graduating with a degree in liberal arts and will be continuing his baseball career next season.
#11 Tom Cannon- After Cannon had an arm injury that sidelined him in all of 2015, he has bounced back and is off to a great start to the season. Cannon has hit two home runs and is hitting .311. Cannon is a great team mate, always doing whatever is best for the team and is a great student. Cannon will graduate with a 3.5 GPA with a degree in criminal justice. Tom will continue his baseball career next year.
#12 Joe Grober Joe has been a vital part of the team's success this season. Joe pitched some limited innings in relief last season. After having some arm trouble the coaching staff wasn't sure what Grober was going to be able to give them. Joe came out and has set the record with appearances in a season already with an astonishing 20 appearances in 38 games and is 3-0 with two saves. He has been a workhorse for them out of the bullpen. Grober is an RA and is graduating with a 3.5 GPA with a degree in liberal arts. Joe will be continuing his baseball career next season.
#13 Jesse Staudt- Jesse has had a monster year so far in 2016. After missing the second half of the year after due to an appendectomy in 2015 Jesse has reached base safely in 33 out of the 35 games he has played in, in 2016. Staudt sported a 15 game hit streak earlier in the year and is currently leading the team in hits and batting average. Jesse has shown some power too with 3 homeruns on the year. Jesse will be graduating with a degree in criminal justice and plans on continuing his baseball career at Mt. Vernon Nazarene in Columbus, OH
#16 Nick Woloschak- After winning 6 games for the Saints in 2015, Nick has picked up just where he left off. Nick is 3-1 and has pitched some big games along the way. Nick will be in the top 5 in school history in innings pitched and wins. Nick has been a constant in the rotation and will be continuing his baseball career next year.
#20 Keyshawn D'Orso- After having a great year in the Saints historic 2014 season, D'Orso transferred to DI Norfolk St. After redshirting he was able to transfer in and make an immediate impact. Keyshawn has hit 3 homeruns and drove in 13. He has walked 16 times out of the leadoff spot. Keyshawn will graduate with a degree in liberal arts and will continue his baseball career next year.