July 18, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Navy baseball head coach Paul Kostacopoulos has announced this year's incoming freshman class, which includes 13 student-athletes representing nine states. The class of 2016 includes several all-area and all-conference selections, as well as numerous team captains and MVPs.
"We're excited to have all of the freshmen on campus becoming acclimated with the Naval Academy," said Kostacopoulos. "We look forward to working with them this fall."
The freshmen are currently at the Academy attending plebe summer, which began June 28. Fall baseball practice is scheduled to begin the first week of September.
Conner Adamski C 5-11/185 Naperville, Ill./Naperville North
Two-time all-conference and all-area selection ... earned two varsity letters at Naperville North High School and played club baseball for the Illinois Sparks.
Andrew Bartek RHP 6-2/215 Jefferson, Ga./Jefferson
Three-year letterwinner at Jefferson High School where he was named team MVP and offensive player of the year as a senior ... earned first-team all-region honors as a sophomore.
Robert Currie OF 5-9/160 Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School
Captained the baseball team as a senior and earned all-area honors ... four-year letterwinner that helped The Lovett School to the 2009 Georgia AA state championship.
Brenden DelMonte LHP/OF 6-1/205 Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West
Three-time, first-team all-conference selection and two-time team MVP at Cherry Hill High School West ... as a senior he earned conference player of the year honors and was a Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey selection.
Connor Deenan OF 6-1/170 Tustin, Calif./Beckman
Sean Gallagher IF 6-3/210 Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton
Two-time all-conference selection at Boca Raton High School ... named team captain as a senior and was selected to play in The Palm Beach Post's Senior All-Star Game.
Named first-team All-Pacific Coast League, team MVP and was selected to the All-City Team by the Irvine World News as a senior at Beckman High School.
Luke Gillingham LHP 6-3/200 Coronado, Calif./Coronado
Named to the MaxPreps San Diego All-League Team as a junior ... forced to miss his senior season due to an injury.
Drew Hayes IF 5-9/165 Collegeville, Pa./Malvern Prep
Two-time team captain and first-team all-league selection ... earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore and helped Malvern Prep to the state championship as a freshman.
John Lapoint OF 6-2/200 Kennebunk, Maine/The Governor's Academy (Mass.)/NAPS
Three-time all-league honoree at The Governor's Academy in Byfield, Mass. ... Under Armor Preseason All-America selection as a senior.
Pat Lien C 5-10/170 Windermere, Fla./Olympia/Mercersburg Academy
Named team captain and team MVP at Mercersburg Academy ... also selected to the All-Mid Atlantic Prep League and All-Independent-Parochial School League teams.
Ryan Moody IF 5-11/175 Fort Worth, Texas/Boswell/NAPS
Garnered first-team all-district honors as a senior at Boswell High School where he was a three-year letterwinner.
Sam Sorenson RHP 5-11/185 Etters, Pa./Red Land
Three-year letterwinner at Red Land High School ... missed senior season with an injury.
Ryan Turner IF 6-2/190 Boone, N.C./Watauga
Two-time all-conference honoree and was selected to play in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game as a senior.