Photos from Siena's season-opening 7-1 baseball loss to Central Florida in Orlando
GENERAL: Highly-regarded right-handed pitcher who is coming off a stellar scholastic career...Expected to be a major contributor to the Saints rotation from day one...Throws in the upper-80s with two solid off-speed pitcher...Excellent command of the zone.
BEFORE SIENA: Four-year varsity letter winner at Minnechaug...2012 team captain...Went 7-3 with a 1.13 ERA and a .171 opposing batting average as a senior in 2012...Posted 73 strikeouts and just 11 walks...Michael Farrell Memorial Baseball Scholarship recipient (May 2012)...2011 and 2012 First Team Valley Wheel All-League selection...2011 and 2012 First Team All-Western Mass...2012 Massachusetts High School Coaches Association ("MHSCA") Senior All-Star Team selection...2012 MBCA Sectional All-Star Game Most Valuable Pitcher...2012 MHSCA Massachusetts Senior All-Star Team, Named Team Massachusetts' Most Valuable Pitcher in the Mass. vs. Conn...New England High School Challenge All-Star Game...2011 MHSCA Junior-Select All-Star Team...2011 MHSCA Massachusetts vs. Connecticut Junior-Select All-Star Game...2011 Perfect Game Preseason All-American Honorable Mention...2010 and 2011 Baystate Games participant...2010 Perfect Game Northeast Underclass Showcase - Rawlings Top Prospect Team.
ROSSI ON GOOSSENS: "Bryan is a very talented pitcher who had a great fall. He will be counted on heavily to either come out of the bullpen or be a starter. He has an upper-80's fastball to go along with a sharp curve and change-up. How quickly he makes the adjustment to Division I baseball will determine the amount of innings he receives, but the staff feels he will be a major player in a very short time."
GETTING TO KNOW BRYAN GOOSSENS:
Major: Actuarial Science
Twitter Handle: @bryangoossens18
Where do you see yourself in another five years? Hopefully playing professional baseball
My favorite class at Siena is: Economics
What I most like about Siena baseball: We have a very talented team and we are united as a whole
What I like most about Coach: He knows more about baseball than any coach I have ever had
If I didn't play baseball, I would: play football
The funniest played on the team is:Why? Mike Fish, because he will literally say anything at any moment
The best player I ever played against was: Kevin Ziomek
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: There is always someone better than you, so never settle for where you are at