Pictured: Former New York Met David Wright paid a surprise visit to NYIT’s baseball and softball teams during practice on January 25.
New York Met David Wright Surprises NYIT Student-Athletes
On January 25, New York Mets great David Wright paid a surprise visit to the NYIT baseball and softball teams during practice. The third baseman took questions from the student-athletes about playing fundamentals as well as his Mets career. Wright, who played with NYIT head coach Frank Catalanotto during the Mets’ 2010 season, also posed for photos with players and offered individual instruction to the baseball team’s third baseman, Nick Tedesco. “Anytime you can get a tip from a pro, especially David Wright with the career he’s had, any tips he can give are just so valuable,” said Tedesco.
Women’s Basketball Take Over First Place in the ECC
NYIT women’s basketball has taken over first place from the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans in the East Coast Conference (ECC). The Bears have also pulled even with the Spartans in the D2SIDA East Region media poll. Read the full story.
NYIT women’s basketball has taken over first place in the ECC.
Senior Kieran Hamilton Scores 1000th Career Point
Men’s basketball senior Kieran Hamilton produced his 1000th career point on Saturday at the University of Bridgeport. Hamilton finished with 15 points in the game and now has 1,012 for his career. Read the full story.
Men’s basketball player Kieren Hamilton reached his 1000th career point during a game against University of Bridgeport.
ECC Names Francisco Caldas Preseason Player of the Year
The East Coast Conference named NYIT men’s tennis player Francisco Caldas Preseason Player of Year. Although was disappointed with his exit in the second round of the ITA East Regionals in September, he went on to defeat Division I Hofstra’s Jan Leithner, 7-6 (1), 6-3, at second singles later in the month. Last academic year, Caldas was named ITA East Region Player to Watch as well as first-team All-ECC. He was ranked fourth in the region in singles by the ITA in November. Read the full story.
Francisco Caldas was named ECC Preseason Player of the Year.
Frank Catalanotto Participates at Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest
Baseball Head Coach Frank Catalanotto, a 14-year major leaguer and former Toronto Blue Jay, participated in the Blue Jays Winter Fest on January 19 and 20. He met fans and gave hitting pointers to area youth. Read the full story.
NYIT Head Baseball Coach Frank Catalanotto participated in the Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest on January 19 and 20.
Lacrosse Kicks Off the Season
Men’s and women’s lacrosse celebrated the start of a new season at the annual Lacrosse Luncheon on January 27. The men’s team received rings for capturing the 2018 East Coast Conference championship. Men’s coach William Dunn and women’s coach Kerri Handras presented individual awards to last season’s top contributors. Read the full story.
Men’s and women’s lacrosse celebrated the start of the season at the annual Lacrosse Luncheon on January 27.