May 29, 2012
Bryan Goossens (Hampden, Mas.) and Danny Dopico (Miami, Fla) have returned binding National Letters of Intent to attend Siena and play baseball beginning in the fall. The pair joins Brett Connors (New Canaan, Conn.), Kyano Cummings (Brewerton, N.Y.), Dave Hoffman (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Tyler Martis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), and Tom O'Brien (Watertown, Conn.) who committed during the early signing period.
"We're excited to have Bryan and Danny joining our program," head coach Tony Rossi said. "Both players should be impact student athletes at Siena."
Goossens is a 6-3, 190-pound right-handed pitcher who just finished a stellar scholastic career at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Mass. Goossens was an All-League, First Team All-Western Massachusetts and Massachusetts HS Coaches Association Junior-Select Team selection as an undergraduate.
"Bryan is one of the top pitchers in the state of Massachusetts," Rossi said. "He's a big, strong righty with a good curve and change-up. He should give the team quality innings immediately and be a major contributor."
Dopico, a 6-2, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, joins the Saints from the fertile baseball hotbed of Miami where he just helped Christopher Columbus High School reach the Florida State finals in the 5-AAAAA (largest) region.
"Danny is a diamond in the rough," Rossi said. "He has an outstanding curveball, and consistently throws in the opper-80s. He has a huge upside, and with experience we expect him to develop into a star in the MAAC."