All-Star Baseball Academy Announces Commitment of 24 Players to Collegiate Baseball...
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All-Star Baseball Academy Announces Commitment of 24 Players to Collegiate Baseball Programs WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- All-Star Baseball Academy (ASBA), the Delaware Valley's largest organization for developing young athletes through instruction, competition and mentoring, announces today that 24 of its players will be signing letters of intent by the November 19th deadline to play collegiate baseball. These Greater Philadelphia region players have all been active participants in ASBA's programs and will be entering elite baseball programs across the country. ASBA will be honoring these players at an event at its West Chester facility at 7:00 p.m. on November 19. The ASBA players will be signing with colleges including the University of North Carolina's program, which is currently ranked third by the NCAA, as well as schools such as Georgetown University, Wake Forest University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia and Penn State University. "We would like to congratulate each one of these players," said Mike Manning, director of ASBA. "We have a tremendous class of athletes this year and see many younger players following the same path to play college ball. Our program is designed to not only provide instruction to improve the skill sets of the players, but also help them through the recruitment process and prepare them for competition at the collegiate level. We look forward to following these players through their collegiate baseball careers." The 24 players include: Name College High School Robert Amaro University of Virginia William Penn Charter Nick Bonadies West Chester University Scotch Plains Fanwood Tim Cooney Wake Forest University Malvern Prep Tom Coyle University of North Germantown Academy Carolina Ryan Dietrich University of Pennsylvania The Hill School Chris Gosik East Carolina University Malvern Prep Neal Herring Penn State University West Chester East Jeff Kelly University of Pittsburgh Owen J. Roberts Justin Leeson Georgetown University West Chester East Mike Lubanski Wake Forest University Malvern Prep Jay Lynch Binghamton University West Chester East Ryan McCallin Georgia Southern St. Mark's, DE University Dan Novak United States Naval Academy West Chester East Mark Rhine Wake Forest University William Penn Charter Taylor Runge Bucknell University Octarara Vince Russomagno Cornell University Episcopal Academy Eric Ruth Winthrop University North Penn Jeff Schill The John Hopkins LaSalle College High University School Steve Snyder Penn State University West Chester East Jim Stokes Elon College The Hill School Andrew Strenge University of Maryland Holy Ghost Prep Tom Timoney University of North Mercersburg Academy Carolina Wilmington Christian Walker University of South Kennedy Kenrick Carolina Chris Whitman Millersville University Bishop Shanahan ASBA works with players to ensure that they will have successful future careers through a high level of competition and superior instruction. ASBA offers collegiate baseball showcases, which offer players the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for the leading collegiate baseball coaches across the country. In addition, ASBA offers camps, where players further develop and perfect their skills and learn the best techniques for highlighting their abilities. In November, December and January, ASBA is offering five Collegiate Camps which have been designed to introduce high school-level players to college coaches and offer a perfect environment where players not only learn from these coaches, but are also able to demonstrate their individual skills. The Winter Collegiate Camps will be held at ASBA West Chester on November 15 and 16 with coaches from the Coastal Carolina University, December 13 and 14 with the University of Virginia, December 20 and 21 with the University of North Carolina, December 29 and 30 with Villanova University and January 10 and 11, 2009 with Penn State University. More information on the Winter Collegiate Camps can be found on the ASBA website at www.allstarbaseballacademy.com. About All-Star Baseball Academy All-Star Baseball Academy is the Delaware Valley's largest and most respected organization for developing more than one million young athletes each year through instruction, competition and mentoring. With locations in West Chester, Broomall, Hatboro and Downingtown, Pa., ASBA offers area youth many different services to provide them with the necessary edge to be successful in athletics as well as their lives. For more information on ASBA visit www.allstarbaseballacademy.com. Contact: Karen Higgins A & E Communications, Inc. 610-831-5723 email@example.com SOURCE All-Star Baseball Academy Karen Higgins of A & E Communications, Inc., for All-Star Baseball Academy, +1-610-831-5723, firstname.lastname@example.org