Rice, DePalma & Burke Named D3baseball.com All-New York Region


Farmingdale, N.Y. - The 2019 D3baseball.com All-Region teams were announced on Thursday, May 23rd. The 2019 season marks the eighth year that D3baseball.com has named All-Region teams, with more than 800 players nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors. 

Farmingdale State junior right fielder Vincent Rice (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) was named Second Team All-New York Region, while both sophomore designated hitter Ryan DePalma (Albertson, N.Y.) and junior utility Steven Burke (North Babylon, N.Y.) earned Third Team All-New York Region honors.

Rice, who was tabbed the Skyline Conference Player of the Year, led the team in batting average (.394), at-bats (127), runs (35), hits (50), doubles (11), triples (5), homeruns (5), total bases (86), slugging percentage (.677), on-base percentage (.487), walks (17) and stolen bases (16-of-18) and was second in RBI's (26). He led the Skyline and finished 44th in the NCAA for slugging percentage, a mark that ranks second all-time at FSC. Rice also broke the school record for total bases in one season, besting the previous record of 77, and tied the homerun record with five.

DePalma ranked second on FSC in batting average (.390), slugging percentage (.585), on-base percentage (.458) and doubles (10) and was fourth in hits (32), RBI's (22), total bases (48) and homeruns (2). In the Skyline, DePalma ranked third in slugging percentage and fourth for batting average.

Burke spent time on the mound (12 games), as well as playing first base (13 games), outfield (8 games) and designated hitter (4 games) this season. On the mound, Burke was 6-1 with a team-leading 1.93 earned run average in 60.2 innings pitched. He struck out 40 batters and held opponents to a .180 batting average against. Burke led the Skyline in opposing batting average, ranked second in wins, and fourth for both ERA and innings pitched. In the NCAA, Burke ranked sixth for WHIP (.86), 24th in hits allowed per nine innings (5.93) and 45th in earned run average. At the plate, Burke hit .316 in 95 at-bats with 16 runs batted in.


Player of the Year: Allen Murphy, 1B, Jr., St. John Fisher
Pitcher of the Year: Matt Valin, Sr., Cortland
Rookie of the Year: Michael Grisanti, 3B, Mount Saint Vincent
Coach of the Year: Joe Brown, Cortland

First Team      
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
C Pat Geiger Skidmore  Sr. East Brunswick, N.J.
1B Allen Murphy St. John Fisher  Jr. Richburg, N.Y.
2B Webb Little Ithaca  Sr. Fayetteville, N.Y.
SS Justin Graham St. John Fisher  Jr. Webster, N.Y.
3B Thomas Pasquale St. John Fisher  Jr. Endicott, N.Y.
OF Colin BeVard Cortland  Jr. Syracuse, N.Y.
OF Scott Giordano Cortland Jr. Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
OF Antony Mantova St. John Fisher  Jr. Albany, N.Y.
DH Brad Pearson Clarkson  Sr. Clifton Park, N.Y.
UTL Daniel Zeglen Rochester Inst.  Sr. Scotia, N.Y.
SP Emmett Dunn Ithaca  Sr. Manlius, N.Y.
SP Garrett Renslow Rochester  Jr. Castleton, N.Y.
SP Matt Valin Cortland Sr. LaFargeville, N.Y.
RP Brendan Shamieh Rochester  Jr. Whippany, N.J.
Second Team      
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
C Adam Gallagher Ithaca  Sr. Endwell, N.Y.
1B Colman Hendershot New York U.  Sr. Lubbock, Texas
2B Ryan Simmons St. John Fisher  Jr. Farmington, N.Y.
SS Brooks Vertoske Keuka  Jr. Horseheads, N.Y.
3B Ryan Enos Oswego  So. Oriskany, N.Y.
OF Jesse Reinebold Merchant Marine  Sr. Sagamihara, Japan
OF Vincent Rice Farmingdale State Jr. Massapequa Park, N.Y.
OF Jack Walter New York U.  Sr. Lubbock, Texas
DH Matt Mundorf Merchant Marine  Jr. San Luis Obispo, Calif.
UTL Kyle Cunningham Merchant Marine  Sr. Panama Beach City, Fla.
SP Stevie Branche Rochester Inst. Jr. New Paltz, N.Y.
SP Adam Heidenfelder Old Westbury Sr. Wantagh, N.Y.
SP Andrew Spinnenweber Merchant Marine  Sr. Pasadena, Md.
RP Nate Burns Clarkson  Jr. Jamesville, N.Y.
Third Team      
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
C Lukas Olsson Oswego  Jr. Bayport, N.Y.
1B Vincenzo Alteri Merchant Marine  So. Watertown, N.Y.
2B Ryan Mclaughlin New York U.  Sr. Basking Ridge, N.J.
SS Dan Schweitzer Cortland  Sr. Poughquag, N.Y.
3B Cam Fuoti Ithaca  Sr. Summit, N.J.
OF Mike Dellicarri Oswego  Sr. Congers, N.Y.
OF Brandon Nicholson Oswego  Sr. Orchard Park, N.Y.
OF Stephen Peters CCNY Jr. Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
DH Ryan DePalma Farmingdale State  So. Albertson, N.Y.
UTL Steven Burke Farmingdale State  Jr. North Babylon, N.Y.
SP Nick Demarco Oswego  Sr. Latham, N.Y.
SP Zack Durant Cortland  Jr. Verona, N.Y.
SP Tim Woodford St. Joseph's (L.I.) Jr. Smithtown, N.Y.
RP Joe Sarni Old Westbury So. Hicksville, N.Y.