May 13, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross head coach Craig Najarian has announced nine new additions to the baseball roster for the 2006 season. The Crusaders will welcome Ryan Anderson, Eric Catalanotti, Billy Cupelo, Jake Gorman, Tim Hughes, Joe Moore, Steve Soldi, Tyler Stampone and Dan Seip to the team, which will graduate five seniors this Spring.
The 2006 freshman class is made up of five infielders, two outfielders, one catcher and one pitcher.
"We needed to bring in some athletes who can swing the bat and this year's class certainly addresses that need," said Najarian. "Top to bottom I expect them all to have an immediate and significant impact when they arrive here in the fall."
The infielders consist of Anderson, Catalanotti, Gorman, Moore and Stampone. Anderson is a 6-foot-2 infielder from Berkley, Mass. who played four years of high school baseball at Coyle-Cassidy (Taunton, Mass.). Catalanotti is a lefty from Grafton, Mass., who played first base for Holy Name in Worcester. Gorman is a 5-foot-8 infielder from Norfolk, Mass., where he played at Xaverian Brothers. The 5-foot-9 Moore is originally from Dublin, N.H., but played high school ball at the Salisbury School in Connecticut. Stampone is a 6-foot-3 product from Meadowbrook, Pa., and played for Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
The outfielders are Cupelo and Soldi, who both played center field in high school. Cupelo stands 6-foot-1 and hails from Franklin, Mass., and played at Bishop Feehan in Attleboro. Soldi is a 5-foot-8 Clinton, Mass. native who played for Clinton High School.
The six-foot Hughes is the only catcher of the group. He is an Andover, Mass. native and played at The Middlesex School in Concord. A North Carver, Mass. native, Seip is a 6-foot-1 right-handed pitcher who played high school baseball at Carver High School.
Holy Cross finished the 2005 campaign with a 13-23 overall record and a 5-11 mark in Patriot League play.