2016 Nyack Indians
Coach — Joe De Palma
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? This is my fifth year as head coach in Nyack.
How did your team fare last season? 10-10 regular season. Lost to Byram Hills in the quarterfinals.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Tim Cuozzo (P/ SS), Taylor Schwarz (1B), Alex Knoebel (P).
Who are your top returning players? Daniel Marcillo (Sr., OF/P), Riley Brown (Sr., C), Jack Anderson (Sr., P), Michael Hess (Sr., P/IF), Noah Shaw (Sr., OF), Cyrus Shirazzi (Sr., OF), Jordan Correa (Sr., INF), Devin Samporani (Sr., INF).
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? I feel very confident in our pitching staff. We have a very deep staff with guys who will be competing for innings. We will be led by Jack Anderson, Michael Hess and Daniel Marcillo.
Your lineup? We have a senior-heavy lineup with pretty good plate discipline and power to the gaps.
Your defense? We will work very hard to have sound defense this season.
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? Team goals are to win a league championship and compete for a section championship. We have to work hard and stay healthy to achieve our goals
When is your opening game? We open against Lincoln on April 2 in Suffern’s tournament.
On deck: Practice visits with North Rockland and Albertus Magnus on Tuesday
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