Baseball Announces Freshman Class For 2018 Season

Holy Cross Athletics   12-18-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Head Baseball Coach Greg DiCenzo has announced the freshman class for the 2018 season. The Crusaders will welcome fifteen student-athletes to the squad this spring. This year’s freshman class features student-athletes from seven different states.

Here is a look at the Crusaders’ freshman class.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Evan Blum C 6-0 200 Bethesda, Md. / Georgetown Prep
Zach Buck C 6-4 225 Ashburm, Va. / Broad Run
Luke Dawson P 6-4 180 Naples, Fla. / Gulf Coast
Peter Dudunakis INF 6-1 190 Seattle, Wash. / Overlake
Liam Dvorak P 5-10 185 Bayport, N.Y. / Chaminade
Kyle Johnson P/OF 6-0 185 Rockville, Md. / St. John's College
David Kale OF 6-3 180 Mohegan Lake, N.Y. / Lakeland
Garret Keough P/INF 6-3 215 Marblehead, Mass. / Marblehead
Eric Lopes P 6-1 195 South Boston, Mass. / Boston College HS
Noah Luckenbaugh P 6-2 215 Herndon, Va. / South Lakes
Cam Meyer P/INF 6-2 190 Newton, Mass. / Salisbury
Kevin Mulhearn P/OF 6-4 195 East Sandwich, Mass. / Taft
Andrew Paraiso INF/OF 5-10 165 Ocala, Fla. / Trinity Catholic
Andrew Selima INF 6-2 220 Andover, Mass. / St. John's Prep
Rob Stone P 6-2 190 Westport, Conn. / Staples

Evan Blum

  • Three-year varsity athlete at Georgetown Prep under head coach Chris Rodriguez
  • Served as team captain as a senior
  • Earned all-conference honors and Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention in 2017
  • Made Dean’s List three-straight years (sophomore, junior and senior)

Zach Buck

  • Four-year varsity athlete at Broad Run under head coach Tommy Meier
  • Won team’s offensive MVP award as a sophomore and senior
  • Served as team captain his senior year
  • Earned all-conference recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Team reached regional playoffs his sophomore and senior years
  • Finished career with .448 batting average and caught 48 percent of runners stealing
  • Named to academic honor roll all four years

Luke Dawson

  • Competed two years at each St. John Neumann (freshman and sophomore) and Gulf Coast (junior and senior)
  • Won district championship with St. John Neumann as a sophomore
  • Served as team captain as a senior at Gulf Coast
  • Named second team all-conference and first team all-district as a senior
  • Won regional championship with Gulf Coast as a senior

Peter Dudunakis

  • Four-year varsity starter at The Overlake School under head coach Mike Davidson
  • Served as team captain as a junior and a senior
  • Named first team all-league as a junior and senior
  • Team went undefeated in league play during his four years, capturing the league title all four seasons
  • Hold the school single season records for stolen bases and hits
  • Batted over .500 as a junior and a senior, finishing his career with a .443 average
  • Qualified for National Honors Society as a senior

Liam Dvorak

  • Competes in two varsity seasons at Chaminade under head coach Mike Pienkos
  • Earned Rawlings-Perfect Game Second Team Northeast Region and All-American honorable mention honors
  • Also competed in football for two seasons, earning all-league honors
  • Named to academic honor roll all four years

Kyle Johnson

  • Competed in three varsity seasons at St. John’s College High School under head coach Mark Gibbs
  • Earned team’s Golden Glove honor in 2017
  • Named Second Team All-WCAC and First Team USA Today All-D.C. Player honors as a senior
  • Team won four-straight WCAC Championships
  • Member of the National Honor Society in 2015 and earned academic honors all four years

David Kale

  • Competed at Lakeland under head coach Bill Casey
  • Also played two seasons of varsity basketball
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society in 2017
  • Named to academic honor roll all four years

Garret Keough

  • Competed in three varsity seasons at Marblehead under head coach Jason Tarasuik
  • Served as team captain his junior and senior years
  • Earned team’s defensive MVP honor in 2014 and pitcher of the year honor twice (2015-2016)
  • A two-time Northeast Conference All-Star
  • Named Lynn Item All-Area twice
  • Team won conference title in 2016 and made state tournament twice (2015-2016)
  • Finalist for the Salem News Area Scholar-Athlete of the Year award
  • Also a three-year varsity athlete in football where he earned all-conference honors and earned Northeastern Conference Offensive MVP recognition in 2015
  • Competed in one season of post-graduate baseball at the Loomis Chaffee School, where he earned First Team All-Founders’ League and Connecticut Prep All-Star honors
  • Earned high honors all five years, member of the National Honor Society

Eric Lopes

  • Competed in one season at Boston College High School under head coach Norman Welsh
  • Earned team’s Scholar Athlete Award in 2017
  • Team won Catholic Conference Championship in 2017
  • Earned academic honors all four years

Noah Luckenbaugh

  • Competed in four varsity seasons at South Lakes under head coach Morgan Spencer
  • Named all-conference as a junior and a senior
  • Member of the Japanese Honor Society and Business Honor Society

Cam Meyer

  • Competed three seasons at Newton South and two seasons at The Salisbury School
  • Served as team captain as a junior at Newton South and a senior at The Salisbury School
  • Earned Salisbury School Baseball Award
  • Named second team all-league as a junior and first team as a senior
  • Also competed in two seasons of soccer and one season of football
  • Named to honor roll as a junior

Kevin Mulhearn

  • Competed in four varsity seasons at The Taft School under head coach John Piacenza
  • Served as team captain as a senior
  • Earned team’s 2017 Stone Baseball Award
  • A Founders League All-Star in 2016
  • Held a 14-4 career record as a starting pitcher
  • Also competed in two seasons of basketball and one season of football

Andrew Paraiso

  • Competed in three varsity seasons at Trinity Catholic under head coach Tommy Bond
  • Named team’s rookie of the year in both varsity and junior varsity
  • Team won 2014 4-A state championship
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Andrew Selima

  • Competed in three varsity seasons at St. John’s Prep under head coach Dan Letarte
  • Served as team captain as a senior
  • Named Salem News Student-Athlete award nominee
  • Team was Mass. Super 8 Division 1A State Runners-Up 2015-2017
  • Finished career with a .326 average, 8 home runs and 62 RBI
  • Also played one season of varsity basketball
  • President of National Honor Society
  • Earned Academic Excellence recognition all four years

Robert Stone

  • Competed in three varsity seasons at Staples under head coach Jack McFarland
  • Served as team captain as a senior
  • Earned team’s Senior Award
  • All-FCIAC honorable mention
  • Team won LL CIAC State Championship in 2017
  • Finished with a career ERA of 1.71

As the calendar year ends, we ask you to help Holy Cross Athletics maintain its forward momentum by supporting the Crusader Athletics Fund. To make your gift, visit GoHolyCross.com/caf
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