March 3, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head baseball coach Greg DiCenzo has announced the 2009 incoming freshman class for the Crusaders. Matt Brown (San Diego, Calif.), Zach Burdeau (Andover, Mass.), John Colella (Herndon, Va.), Jordan Enos (Stockton, Calif.), Vaughn Hayward (Glendale, R.I.), Chris Kono (Greenwich, Conn.), Alexis Maldonado (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Thomas Marra (Sea Cliff, N.Y.), Josh Olson (Woodbury, Min..), Patrick Puenetes (East Greenbush, N.Y.) and Stephan Wadsworth (Wayland, Mass.) will join the Holy Cross program in 2009.
"We have added some outstanding student-athletes in this graduating high school class of 2009," said DiCenzo. "Each of these players has shown a commitment to the College of the Holy Cross and they are eager to build upon the history and tradition of this program. We were able to demonstrate the far-stretching reputation that Holy Cross beholds, while recruiting top-notch players from various demographic areas outside of New England. I could not be happier for our program, but more importantly, I am extremely excited for each and every one of these student-athletes. They all have an outstanding opportunity that awaits them."
Matt Brown (3B, San Diego, Calif. - St. Augustine HS); Played for nationally ranked MVP Elite Team, and ranked one of the top 3B in Calif.
Zach Burdeau (UT, Andover, Mass. - Post-Grad at Phillips Academy, Andover) 2008 Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star and Boston Globe Scholastic All-Star
John Colella (RHP, Herndon, Va. - Chantilly HS) Picked up 6 saves in 18IP. Had a 2.52 ERA to go along with 28K's and 3BB's. Named to the pre-season Top Prospect team for VA by virginiapreps.com
Jordan Enos (1B, Stockton, Calif. - Lincoln HS); Named to the "Player to Watch List" for CA in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
Vaughn Hayward (RHP, Glendale, R.I. - Mount Saint Charles Academy); Named to the 2008 All-State R.I. team and the 2009 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American team after going 5-0 with a 0.61 ERA, and 59K's in 34I
Chris Kono (LHP, Greenwich, Conn. - Brunswick School); Was 4-1 as a junior, with a 1.50 ERA, 28 IP, and 41 strike outs
Alexis Maldonado (MIF, Brooklyn, N.Y. - Xaverian HS); Batting .408 during his junior year, he finished with 58 stolen bases and was named to the First Team All Brooklyn
Thomas Marra (RHP, Sea Cliff, N.Y. - Chaminade HS); 13-0 in high school career
Josh Olson (UT, Woodbury, Minn. - Hill-Murray School); Named First Team All Conference for the Classic Suburban Conference
Patrick Puentes (OF, East Greenbush, NY - Columbia HS); Named First Team All-Suburban All-Star during his sophomore and junior years
Stephen Wadsworth (C, Wayland, Mass. - Buckingham Browne & Nichols School); Was voted All-League in the Independent School League as BB&N's starting catcher in 2008