Rooney, Fish Named to Preseason All-MAAC Baseball Team
Jan. 31, 2013
A close vote had Manhattan top the poll with 74 points followed by Canisius with 72. Rider was picked third with 59 points, then: Marist (57), Fairfield (48), Siena (31), Niagara (29), Saint Peter's (18) and Iona (17).
Fish (Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem) has battled injuries throughout his career, but when on the field he's proven to be one of the top all-around players in the conference. He batted .305 in 31 games played as a junior, upping his career average top .293. He enters his senior season with 10 home runs and 70 RBI. Fish is one of the conference's top defensive outfielders, registering 13 assists in 155 games played.
The Saints have turned over half their roster from last year's 18-37 team that finished eighth in the MAAC (8-16). The new-look squad features 10 freshmen and a junior college transfer.
"We're young, but we should be a fun team to watch," veteran head coach Tony Rossi who enters his 43rd season said. "Defensively, we will be much better than we were last year. I'm really excited about the future of our program."