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.
AS A FRESHMAN: Named Siena College's Male Rookie of the Year in 2013...Made eight starts in 15 appearances... Posted a 3.64 ERA with a 1-5 record...Threw 8.1 combined scoreless innings against Central Florida and William and Mary to start his collegiate career... Tossed 64.1 innings walking just nine which ranked among the nation's leaders in walks-per-nine-innings... Earned first collegiate win against Massachusetts (4/1) tossing 6.2 innings, striking out three while surrendering three earned runs in the 8-4 victory... Tossed 8.0 innings of one run ball in a tough 1-0 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson (4/23).
ROSSI ON GOOSSENS: "Bryan had a hard luck freshman season where he was used out of the bullpen and as a spot starter. He made 15 appearances and even though he only had one win, he had a credible era, 3.64 in 64 1/3 innings. He only walked nine batters the entire season. He is a talented pitcher who the staff is hoping has a breakout season. At the conclusion of the fall he was in the hunt for one of the three conference weekend starting slots. He can be a major force this year if he continues to work hard and get better."
GETTING TO KNOW BRYAN GOOSSENS:
Nickname: Goose Major: Accounting Twitter handle: @bryangoossens18 Best moment of the previous season: Getting my first college win against my hometown team UMASS My goal for the upcoming season: Winning the MAAC Championship My hobbies are: I have over 10,000 baseball cards sorted out What is one thing you can't live without? ESPN My dream job: Professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
My Favorite... Vacation spot: Bar Harbor, Maine Type of ice cream: Vanilla Movie: Warrior Song: "My Kinda Party" by Jason Aldean Pro team: Boston Red Sox