2022 CUNYAC Community College Baseball Stars Announcement

FLUSHING, NY (May 3, 2022) – On the eve of the 2022 CUNYAC Community College Baseball Championship, the City University of New York Athletic Conference announced its All-Star Team for the 2022 season.

Kingsborough won all four major awards, while Benjamin Luciano was selected player of the year and teammate Justin Ramsay was named rookie of the year. wave pitcher Francesco Maria Bonvini was named pitcher of the year while serving as head coach Brian Dowd was named coach of the year. Additionally, the Bronx Angel Calderon won the league’s sportsmanship award.

Player of the Year: Benjamin Luciano, Fr, OF, Kingsborough

Luciano made an impressive debut for the Wave in 2022. The homegrown is batting .412 this season with 28 hits, 29 RBIs and 27 runs scored. The outfielder also walked 15 and drove in 15 extra hits, including four homers. Luciano has eight multi-hit outings under his belt this season and is a CUNYAC Player of the Week Honoree.

Rookie of the Year: Justin Ramsey, Fr, INF, Kingsborough

Ramsey has been an important addition to the Wave program this season. A two-time CUNYAC Player of the Week, the infielder bats a .446, ranked No. 24 in the county. Ramsey drove in 29 hits, 23 RBIs, 23 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. He has eight multi-hit performances, including three releases of three or more hits.

Pitcher of the Year: Francesco Maria Bonvini, Fr, P, Kingsborough

Bonvini has been CUNYAC’s top ace all season. A four-time CUNYAC pitcher of the week winner, the right-hander ranks 17th nationally in strikeouts with 70. He has three performances of 10 or more strikeouts, including a season-high 16 in a win of the XV region on Monroe-Bronx.

Coach of the Year: Brian Dowd, Kingsborough

In his fourth season as head coach, Dowd led the wave to an unblemished 8-0 record against opponents CUNYAC, securing the program’s first regular-season championship since 2016.

Here is a complete list of 2022 CUNYAC Community College Baseball Stars:

2022 CUNYAC Community College Baseball Stars

Frank Reyes, BMCC
Abdel Rahim Dolah, BMCC
Alan Breton, Bronx
Steven Correa, Bronx
Alex Messon, Bronx
Aldo Thomas, Kingsborough
Bryan Lopez, Kingsborough
Michael DeLuca, Kingsborough
Johnny Park, Kingsborough
Tyler DeStefano, Kingsborough

Player of the Year: Benjamin Luciano, Kingsborough
Rookie of the Year: Justin Ramsey, Kingsborough
Launcher of the year: Francesco Maria Bonvini, Kingsborough
Coach of the Year: Brian Dowd, Kingsborough
Sportsmanship Award: Angel Calderon, Bronx
Sports team: Frank Reyes (BMCC), Tyreke Griffth (Kingsborough)

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