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1- ADAM LUCEY (IF)-------Malden, MA------College: Fisher
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Adam begins his second season with the Chiefs in 2015.......Hit .375 last summer in 16 games during his ICL rookie campaign......Made his Intercity League debut as a pinch-runner on June 1,2014 when he scored a run in a 4-3 win over the Watertown Reds at Tufts University.......Recorded his first ICL hit on June 11 against the Reds at Bentley.......Went 2-2 against the Arlington Trojans on July 2.....Previously played for the Wellsville Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball Legaue in 2013…..Can play shortstop, second base, and the outfield…….Just completed his junior year for the 30-15 Fisher College Falcons where he hit .286 in 31 games…..Had multiple hit games against Mt. Saint Vincent on 4/12 and the University of Maine-Presque Isle on 4/19.......Hit .327 for Fisher while appearing in 28 games in 2014 and stole seven bases in nine attempts…..Was Greater Boston League all-star at Malden High…..Played the middle infield for the Golden Tornadoes…



3- TONY SERINO (OF)-----Saugus, MA-----College: UMass
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Tony starts his third year in a Chiefs uniform in 2015......Leadoff hitter started 32 games in centerfield for last season's championship edition team and batted .324....... In 2013, he appeared in 34 games and led the Chiefs in hits (35) and stolen bases (10), while hitting .321…....Played four seasons at UMass-Amherst before graduating in 2013.......Was formerly a member of the North Shore Navigators of the Futures League in 2012.......Played in the Intercity League in 2010 & 2011 as an outfielder with the Testa Corp. Bombers......At UMass, he started all 44 games in the oufield as a junior and batted .287, accumulating a team high 50 hits along with 25 RBI, 20 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. Tony also led the Minutemen with16 multi-hit games .....Played four seasons at Malden Catholic under Head Coach Steve Freker ... Helped the Lancers reach the Division I State finals during his senior season ...... He set the Malden Catholic record for career runs scored (107) and stolen bases (74) .....Batted .422 with 30 stolen bases and 45 runs scored during his senior campaign and held a .500 on-base percentage ... Also played hockey at MC and earned all-conference honors in 2009...



4- MIKE BURGOYNE (OF)-----Medford, MA-----College: Keene State
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Mike came to the Chiefs last season and won his first ICL championship after spending a decade playing in the Intercity League with the Medford/Melrose Americans……Well seasoned Intercity League veteran holds a career .252 average......Mike has appeared in 245 ICL games over his career including the post season in 2009, 2012 and 2014 …Speedy outfielder with great range and dangerous speed has stolen 76 bases in his ICL career while only being caught stealing seven times..... Has a stolen base/caught stealing percentage of .916……Was second in the ICL in stolen bases in 2011 when he swiped 13 without being caught…..Had a career high 14 thefts in 2007…...Hit .303 in his first Chiefs' campaign and drove in eight runs.....Enjoyed his best Intercity League season at the plate in 2012 when he hit .333, going 29 for 87 with eight extra base hits and 10 RBI…...Hit .325 in 2007 for the Americans, appearing in 30 games with 11 RBI…..Began his collegiate career at Division 2 powerhouse Franklin Pierce before transferring to Keene State in New Hampshire where he graduated from in 2010......Played at Medford High in the mid 2000’s, graduating in 2006….....Hails from the same Little League (North Medford, MA) as Chiefs Mike Andre and Matt Boleski and the three maintain a near lifelong friendship that dates back over two decades…...Is the son of Paul and Jan Burgoyne of Medford, MA……Has one younger sibling, Ryan….



7- NICK LEVA (C)--------Cambridge, MA------College:Southern New Hampshire
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Veteran catcher will return for his eighth season in the Chiefs colors......Appeared in 11 games last season and hit .222.....Started 27 games behind the plate in 2013 and hit a healthy .284 …..Was the starting catcher
in Chiefs' championship season of 2012, hitting an overall .303 while delivering several late inning clutch hits…..Team player calls one of the best games in the ICL.....Spent his sophomore season of 2011 at Division 2 power Southern New Hampshire of the Northeast-10.....Hit an overall .216 for the Chiefs in 2011 while catching in 29 games…...Was the catcher on the highly successful Eastern Massachusetts Senior Babe Ruth all-star squad that appeared in the World Series after claiming the New England Championship in 2010.....Former Greater Boston League all-star, Nick excelled in both baseball and hockey during his high school career at Cambridge Rindge & Latin.....Is the younger brother of former Chiefs' shortstop and former Bridgeport University captain Nate Leva....Currently resides in Lowell, MA.....Grew up wearing the Chiefs uniform, ascending from a bullpen catcher to eventually earning a starting role...



9- PAUL YANAKOPOULOS (UTL)-----Medford, MA-----College: UMass
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Now an established Chiefs veteran, although he won't celebrate his 23rd birthday until September 19, Yana returns for his sixth ICL season in 2015…....Was one of the youngest Chiefs ever when he joined the team in 2010 at age 17......Emerged as the starting catcher in the latter half of last season and has the ability to play any position.....Hit .277 during the 2014 regular season and .333 (8 for 24) in the playoffs..... Delivered a huge triple and scored the walk off winning run in game three of the championship series......Appeared in 36 games in 2013 and batted .274 after seeing action in 34 games in 2012….In 2011, the Medford, MA native appeared in 35 games, hitting .238 (20-84), which included six extra basehits.... Appeared in 12 games for the Chiefs as a rookie in 2010 and hit an even .200.....One of the most versatile players in Chiefs history, he has played all nine positions in his ICL tenure, including throwing a couple of innings in 2010…..Will be utilized behind the plate and as an infielder and in the outfield again this season…....Posted some serious numbers for Steve Freker at Malden Catholic from 2008-2011.......Named as a 2011 Boston Herald All-Scholastic.....Was one of the few MC players to start all four years on the varsity baseball team….A two-year captain, he led the prestigeous Catholic Conference in both home runs and RBIs and was named a Conference All-Star and Medford Daily Mercury/Malden Evening News All-Scholastic…...Hit 17 homers for Malden Catholic, making him their all-time career leader........Was one of the most heavily recruited players in Eastern Massachusetts and has played for UMass-Amherst the past four springs on a baseball scholarship.........Wrapped up his four career at UMass-Amherst this past spring where he was the number two hitter in the lineup, starting 35 games.. 



10-CHAD CONNER (C)-----Bristow,OK-----College:Texas Tech-----Pro: San Fran Giants
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Longtime Chief, first appeared for the club way back in the summer of 2007......Brings a veteran presence to the Chiefs' catching crew …....Has been hampered by injuries and has had his playing time limited over the last couple of years .........Hit a home run and had seven RBI's while appearing in just seven games during the 2014 championship season...... Was restricted to just ten games in 2013 but still managed to hit .409 (9-22) with five RBI……. Had game winning homer against Reading Bulldogs on June 30, 2010, while in the process of catching Rob Machado’s no-hitter for good measure……..Began his collegiate career at Fresno City College in California before transferring to Texas Tech, where he graduated from in 2004, before signing with the San Francisco Giants……Chad has an extensive administrative and coaching baseball background......He served as the Director of Baseball operations at Marshall University in 2009, assistant coach of the Brewster White Caps of the Cape Cod League in 2010, and was named interim Head Coach at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 2005……



11-MIKE ANDRE (3B/DH)-----Medford,MA-----College: Merrimack
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The Chiefs’ veteran third baseman/designated hitter will begin his tenth ICL season in 2015.....Mike is quickly ascending the team's all-time career leader list in many offensive categories.......Begins the upcoming campaign sixth all-time in hits with 280 and seventh in RBI with 169…...Six time ICL all-star batted .346 last summer, good for sixth best in the ICL and was fourth league-wide in RBI's with 20.....Was the starting DH in the 2014 ICL all-star game.....Hit an overall .314 (33-105) in 2013, which included a .385 clip in the postseason….. Hit .293 in the championship season of 2012 while delivering many clutch game winning hits, including the walk off game winner in game two…..Started all 45 games in the 2011 season while hitting an overall .271 (38-140) with four homers and a team leading 28 RBI…. ..Has nine career ICL homers, including a dramatic 10th inning walk off grand slam in the 2011 championship series…...Mike completed his four year stint at Division II Merrimack College in 2009 where he was co-captain and is among the Warriors all-time career leaders.... Has started 324 games for the Chiefs dating back to the 2006 campaign....  Finished the 2008 Merrimack season in the Northeast's Top 20 in batting average, hitting .316 with two home runs and 11 extra base hits........Named as the ICL's Rookie of the Year in 2006 when he hit a career best .403……Was a former Greater Boston League all-star third baseman and co-captained Medford High in 2005 where he also played four years of football as a quarterback and linebacker……



12-BILLY MOTTRAM (IF/OF)------Haverhill, MA-----College: Dowling-----Pro: Chicago Cubs
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Billy came to the Chiefs midway through last season after spending spending five years in the professional ranks.......Became a huge part of the 2014 championship …....Sweet swinging lefty hit an overall .286.......Delivered the walk-off game winning single in game three of the championship series against the Lexington Blue Sox on August 22.....Was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a third baseman in 2007 after an outstanding career at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY…..Played in 82 games in the Cubs organization before hooking on with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League in 2008.......Was a teammate of the Chiefs' Johnny Welch while playing in Florence…..Holds a career .275 average as a professional, with 55 home runs and 249 RBI…...Had 425 hits in 414 games during his minor league career….Recorded a hundred hits three times (104, 102 & 100) in each of the 2009, 2010 & 2011 seasons…..Billy had his best pro year and was among the Frontier League leaders in 2009 when he hit 23 homers, knocked in 79 runs, and hit .281 in 96 games…..Also has excellent speed and stole 84 bases in 112 attempts over his pro career…..Played his high school baseball at Haverhill, MA High…....Can virtually play any position and will again divide his playing time between the infield and outfield in 2015…..Concluded his pro career in 2011 when he hit .313 with 12 homers and 62 RBI for the Pittsfield Colonials of the Can-Am League…



13-PETER COPA (IF)-----Malden,MA-----College:UMass----- Pro:California Angels
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Veteran first baseman returns to the Chiefs for his seventh season in 2015......Batted an overall .277 last summer with a homer and 12 RBI's in 26 games while battling through a few injuries.....Led the Chiefs in hitting during 2013 with an overall .326 average while starting 35 games and knocking in a team high 20 runs…Made his return to the Chiefs in time for the 2012 championship after spending the majority of 2011 in the California Angels organization....Was signed by the Angels on July 1, 2011, after hitting a lofty .476 for the Chiefs during the first half of the ICL season...Completed a great career at UMass-Amherst in 2011 and was named to the NEIBA D-1 all-star squad..... Over four years with the Minutemen, Copa played in 140 games and hit .319 (149-for-467) with 119 runs scored, 106 RBI, 29 doubles, six triples, and 24 home runs. His home run total ranks tied for sixth on the UMass career all-time list....Holds a career .332 Chiefs average in six seasons....Hit .366 in 2010 with 17 RBI....Was the Chiefs' batting leader in 2009 with an overall average of .329... Can play many positions but is primarily a first baseman... On the all-time Chiefs's carrer list he is currently 16th in RBI with 67 and 19th in hits with 117..... Was a three-year letter winner as an infielder for Malden Catholic….Captained MC his senior season and lead his team to a 15-7 record while accumulating a .385 BA and 18 RBI….Son of Pedro and Anna Copa of Malden, MA...



14-MATT DiCATO (RHP)-----Winthrop,MA-----College: Framingham State
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Matt begins his fourth season wearing the Chiefs’ colors in 2015 and has been part of two championship teams……..Made eight mound appearances last summer and fished up with an overall ERA of 3.57......Went an overall 6-1 in 2013, including a perfect 5-0 in the regular season, as part of the regular starting rotation……Had a three-hiter against the Wakefield Merchants on July 15, 2013......Threw another three-hitter against the Reading Bulldogs in the clinching game of the 2013 semi-final round of the playoffs at Maplewood…....Finished the 2013 season allowing just 40 hits in 46.2 innings pitched while posting a 2.06 ERA and striking out 28 batters.....Was named to the 2013 Intercity Legaue all-star team..... Major cog in Chiefs Chmapionship season of 2012 posting a 4-2 record in eight games…..Has pitched eight complete games in his three year Chiefs career……Wrapped up a brilliant collegiate tenure at Framingham State in 2014…..Holds a career 23-11 mark for the Rams including a 7-1 record in 2012 and a 7-3 season in 2013…..His 23 wins places him second on the Framingham State all-time career win pitching list…..Received four varsity letters and was a two time captain at Malden Catholic while helping the Lancers reach the state finals in 2008….. Is the younger brother of Chiefs’ veteran all-star Mike DiCato…

 



19-MIKE BARBATI (IF)-----Melrose, MA-----College: Endicott
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Mike made his seventh season as Chief in 2014 his best, winning the ICL's batting title with a career high .424 regular season average as well his second league championship in three years.....Has appeared in 217 games for the club since his rookie year of 2008, primarily at second base……Hit an overall .247 in 2013 while appearing in 36 games….. Started 25 games at second base in 2012…..Started a career high 41 games in 2011 and was named to the ICL post season all-star team as a second baseman when he hit .260 in 113 at bats with 13 RBI........Delivered big game winning walk off single in game three of the 2011 Championship Series......Hit .200 and .205 in 2009 and 2010.....Mike played a utility role in 28 games for the Chiefs in his rookie year of 2008 hitting .313 .... Former Malden Catholic multi-sport star, he played four years at Endicott College where he graduated from in the spring of 2011……..Has the athletic ability to play any position.....Begins the 2015 season with 132 career hits and 61 career RBI, good for the 17th and 20th positions respectively on the Chiefs' all-time lists.....The Melrose, MA, native comes from a long family line of talented and highly respected athletes and coach
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25-RYAN SONBERG (INF)----Windsor, CT-----College: Bates-----Pro:Taos Blizzard
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Ryan comes to the Chiefs in 2015 after a stint with the Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League in New Mexico.....Signed with Taos in 2013 following an outstanding career at Bates College.......Hit .272 for the Blizzard in 29 games during the 2013 season......Two time all NESCAC selection at shortstop while at Bates......Became the starting shortstop during his sophomore season of 2011 and hit .364 with 17 RBI's in 29 games........Was limited by an injury during his junior campaign.......Returned as a senior and once again was named as an all NESCAC first team selection.....Hit .355 during his final year at Bates with a team high 50 hits that included 11 doubles and two homers......Previously played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League in 2011.......Graduated from Bates with a 3.57 GPA and double majored in both mathemathics and biochemistry.......Played at Suffield Academy in Connecticut and currently resides in Medford, MA.......


26-TYLER BRINKLEY----(IF)-----Woburn MA-----College: Woburn HS
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Second year infielder from Woburn, MA...... Made his intial Intercity League appearance on July 1, 2014, against the Mooney Dental Tanners....... Recorded his first career ICL hit in his first at bat when he singled at his hometown's Ferullo Field.......Natural athletic ability gives him the ability to play all infield positions..... .Appeared in a total of six games for the Chiefs during his rookie year......Was a former Middlesex League SBRL all-star.....Brinkley hit .312 for Woburn High in the Middlesex League spring of 2014 with 30 RBI.......Was a goaltender on the Tanners' hockey team......Is the son former Intercity League standout, Sean Brinkley, who is currently the Head Coach of Revere High School in the Northeastern Conference........



27-MIKE DiCATO (RHP-1B)-----Winthrop,MA-----College: UMass
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Had a big part of the Chiefs' second championship in three years and is perhaps the most valuable member of the roster with the ability to play anywhere…..Veteran first donned the Chiefs colors in 2006......Has been a member of the starting rotation, can relieve or close, as well as play all infield and outfield positions…..Made nine pitching appearances last season and had a 2-2 record with an overall ERA 2.10 in 40 innings.....Also played in 16 games as a postional player in 2014 and hit .316 with 6 RBI..... In 2013, was on the mound nine times and compiled a 3-4 record with an impressive 2.00 ERA and also appeared in 21 games as a positional player…..Is among the Chiefs’ all-time career leaders in all pitching categories including; seventh in wins (25), third in appearances (74), fifth in strikeouts (228), and fifth in innings pitched (338)…..Was the Chiefs' first baseman in the championship series of 2012 while filling in for the injured Peter Copa…..Five time ICL all-star in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014…..Had a nine strikeout no-hitter against Mooney on July 9, 2009.....Went 4-1 in 2010 with an ERA of 2.06 in nine appearances.... Topped the staff in 2009 going 6-4 in 62.1 innings with another good ERA of 2.13.... Completed brilliant career at UMass-Amherst in 2009 appearing in 50 games as a pitcher .....Took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of the Beanpot Championship against Boston College at Fenway Park in 2009…..Two time captain at Malden Catholic and led the Lancers to a D-1 state title in 2003 .....Former Catholic Conference MVP.... Earned All-Scholastic selection in 2005 from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald...



29-TIM DUNPHY (LHP)-----Cambridge,MA-----College: Brandeis-- Pro:Namur Angels
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Shared the ICL's Outstanding Pitcher of the Year award last season with teammate Jared Freni....  Compiled an overall record of 9-2 in 14 games and fashioned an ERA of 1.55 in 76.0 innings....Has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the ICL for the last decade....Begins his sixth campaign for the Chiefs in 2015…Has won 30 games for the club over his first five years including seven post season victories….Posted a 6-4 record in 2013 with a 2.06 ERA in 78.0 innings…...Compiled an overall 8-1 mark in 2012 on the way to the ICL Championship.…..Was a mainstay on the Chiefs' pitching staff in 2011 with a 7-3 record and led the club in appearances with 16, was second on the staff with 75.0 innings pitched, and posted an ERA of 2.89......Joined the Chiefs following the 2009 season.......Begins this season 5th among the Chiefs' all time leaders in wins (30), 6th with 321 innings pitched, 7th in appearances (48), and 8th in strikeouts with 171......Was part of the former Cassell Club rotation in 2006 when he went 7-1 overall for the ICL champions, throwing 65.2 innings and striking out 56.....Pitched professionally in 2007 for the Namur Angels in Belguim where he posted a 7-7 record and had an ERA of 1.68 in 118 innings......Returned to the ICL in 2008 and compiled a 5-1 record, which included a complete game shutout of the Chiefs on June 26....As a senior at Brandeis University in 2006, Tim went 10-3 for Judges, capping an outstanding collegiate career....He was fifth in the ICL’s MVP award balloting and finished second in the Outstanding Pitcher category in 2006....Resides in Cambridge, MA......Serves as an assistant coach at Brandeis University in the spring…..



31-DOUG CURLEY (C)---Granite City, CA---College: Sacramento St----Pro:San Fran Giants
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Veteran catcher hooked on with the Chiefs over the winter and begins his first season in 2015......Doug was selected in the 41st round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.......Played at Sacramento State University for former major leaguers Mike Barr and Mike Smith.....Was briefly in the Intercity League when he appeared in five games for the Lexington Blue Sox in 2008......Is older brother of ICL veteran Ross Curley, who is currently the standout third baseman for the Blue Sox.......Attended Granite City High School in California and was the team's MVP and named first team all NORCAL selection in his senior year......Doubles as local baseball instructor.....

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32-EVAN WALSH (LHP)------Arlington, MA------College: Bentley
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Bentley University southpaw made eight apperanaces out of the bullpen for the Chiefs last season and ended up with a 1.50 ERA in 9.1 innings......Came to the Chiefs as a
rookie in 2013 after concluding a brilliant career pitching at Arlington Catholic.......Led the Bentley pitching staff this past spring in appearances with 14 and also made four starts.......Ended up this past college season with a 4-3 record and added one save.......Pitched a total of 43.1 innings for former Chief Bob DeFelice's Falcons and finished up his sophomore year with an ERA of 3.53......Earned Northeast-10 Conference wins over Merrimack, St. Michael's, Stonehill & Assumption.....Is a 2013 graduate of Arlington Catholic where he earned three varsity letters in baseball …...Also played two years of football……Was a two-time Central Catholic League all-star…….Led the Cougars to the state playoffs for three consecutive years……Had a 1.12 ERA as a senior and finished with 16 career wins, among the highest total in school history…. From Arlington, MA.......Is the son of Edward and Beverly Walsh … Has one brother, Jake … Father played baseball at Eckerd College……



35-MIKE GEDMAN (LHP)---Framingham,MA---College:UMass---Pro:Newark (Can-Am)
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Mike returned to the Chiefs for the 2014 season and had a major role in the ICL championship.....Hit an overall .275 with four homers and 15 RBI in 29 games.....Also had a 0.00 ERA for the Chiefs in three appearances on the mound......Spent three summers (2011-2013) in the professional Can-Am League……Played for the Worcester Tornadoes and the Rockland Boulders before finishing up the 2013 campaign after being traded to the Newark Bears……Lefty can pitch, play the outfield and first base …..As a professional pitcher, Mike appeared in 58 games while being used primarily out of the bullpen…..Threw 137.2 innings and made a dozen starts while posting a 5-8 record……Also appeared in 149 games as positional player and has nine career homers as a pro…..Played for the Chiefs in 2010 and hit .344 in 19 games while adding eight RBI’s…..Completed his college career at UMass-Amherst in 2010 after spending his freshman year at Le Moyne…..Was a career .312 hitter in three seasons at UMass and had 13 homers and 59 RBI…..Also had 25 mound appearances for the Minutemen and posted a 5-2 record…..Current Head Coach at Framingham State and led the Rams to a 26-17 season in 2014 and a 27-19 along with an ECAC finals appearance this past spring…..Is the son of former Boston Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman……Resides in Framingham, MA…….



36-JOHNNY WELCH (IF)-----Medford, MA---College:St. Anselm---Pro:Rockland (Can-Am)
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The reigning ICL MVP and Outstanding Hitter, Johnny led the Chiefs offensively to the 2014 ICL championship....Chiefs' clean-up hitter had an outstanding year at the plate last summer with an overall .430 average (46-107), that included leading the circuit in both home runs with nine and RBI's with 46 in just 34 games..... Spent seven seasons (2007-2013) playing professional baseball in both the Can-Am and Frontier League…..Started his pro career with the North Shore Spirit of the Can-Am League in 2007…..Was with the Spirit before moving on to the Brockton Rox in 2008 before spending the next three seasons playing for Florence, KY of the Frontier League…...Returned to the Can-Am League in 2011 and had stints with Pittsfield, the Worcester Tornadoes, and the Rockland Boulders….Hit 75 homers as a pro and knocked in 262 runs in 461 games…...Had double digit home run seasons five times during his pro career....... Hit 15 round-trippers twice in both 2011 & 2012 and added 14 HR’s in 2010, 13 in 2009 and 10 in 2008……Hit a carreer best .303 for Florence in 2010 and followed that up with a .302 average in 2011 with 46 RBI's.......Knocked in 51 runs in 2009 and was among the Frontier League leaders.......One of the best power hitters to ever come out of the Greater Boston area, Johnny starred at Malden Catholic before heading north to take his talents to St. Anselm’s in New Hampshire……Serves as an Assistant Baseball Coach under Chief Mike Gedman at Framingham State......Resides in Medford, MA…..



37-MITCHELL CLEGG (LHP)---Woburn,MA---College:UMass---Pro:Washington Nationals
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Overcame an early season injury last summer and emerged a key member of the Chiefs' starting rotation in time for the championship run....Finished up his first year with the Chiefs with an overall 4-1 record and an ERA of 2.29 in five starts....Threw a complete game three-hitter to lead the team to a key win in game three of the championship series.....Mitchell was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 21st Round of the 2009 Major League draft…….Pitched five seasons in the professional ranks (2009-2013) and holds a career 28-26 record with an ERA of 4.46 in 461.1 innings……Appeared in 102 games as a pro while starting 73 times…Won nine games in three separate seasons for Vermont and Gulf Coast in 2010, Single A Hagerstown in 2011, and Double A Sioux Falls in 2012….Made 16 starts for Sioux Falls in 2013 while posting a 4-5 record in 79.1 innings before an injury cut his season short……Completed his college career at UMass-Amherst in 2009 where he posted an 11-6 record after transferring from the University of Maine where he made 22 appearances for the Black Bears…Struck out a career high 12 batters for the UMass against St. Bonaventure on May 1, 2009…..  Before UMass and the University of Maine, Mitchell was a two-time all-conference selection while pitching for the Arlington Catholic Cougars……Also pitched for two summers with the Pittsfield Dukes of the NECBL……6’5 lefty was born in Winchester, MA and currently resides in Woburn, MA…..



40-JARED FRENI (RHP)------Malden,MA------College: UMass
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The Chiefs stopper, ace right-hander, two-time Playoff MVP, four time Pitcher of the Year, and 2013 regular season MVP, has been untouchable over the last few seasons…..Jared led the Chiefs to another championship last summer with an overall 11-2 record, including a perfect 3-0, 0.00 ERA, in the playoffs....Clinched the Chiefs' second crown in three years on 8/26/14 with a 4-0, 9K, three-hitter, in the deciding game five.....Enjoyed one of the best seasons in ICL history in 2013 going a remarkable 13-0 in 90.1 innings with a miniscule ERA of 0.54 while striking out a league leading 140 batters while leading the Chiefs to the regular season pennant…...Pitched the Chiefs to the 2012 ICL Championship with an overall 11-1 record and won game five in Lexington against the Blue Sox…...Was named “Intercity League Playoff MVP” after posting a 3-0 mark in the 2012 postseason…...First came on board with the Chiefs as a rookie in 2006…...Is rapidly climbing up the Chiefs' all-time pitching career leader list and is currently secon in wins (50), fourth in appearances (70), second in strikeouts (579) and third in innings pitched (440)…Has a career ICL record of 50-8……“Outstanding Pitcher of the Year” winner for four consecutive seasons 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014…...Completed his four year tenure at UMass-Amherst in 2010 where he served as team captain…....Appeared in 47 career games for UMass from 2007-2010 and struck out 174 batters in 237 innings…...Went 2-0 for the Chiefs as rookie in 2006…....Former all-scholastic selection when pitching for Malden Catholic…...When not wearing the Chiefs uniform Jared is a Realtor for Re/Max Andrew Realty Services of Medford, MA…Is the son of Donna and Bob Freni of Malden, MA…



41-SAM WISHNOW (OF)---Framingham, MA----- College: Lasell
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Was added to the Chiefs' roster as a rookie in July of 2014.......Begins his second season with the team in 2015........Made his Chiefs' and Intercity League debut on July 29, 2014, against the Mooney Dental Tanners at Ferullo Field.. .Appeared in three games for the Chiefs as an outfielder last season.......Right-handed hitting, left-handed throwing outfielder, attends Lasell College in Newton, MA........Played previously for the Newton Minutemen as well as the New England Ruffnecks.......Sam is a resident of Framingham, MA......One of the youngest players on the 2015 club, Wishnow gaduated from Framingham High School in the spring of 2014.......

 



42-CECILLIO GUANTE (IF)------Salem, MA------College: Bunker Hill CC
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Made the Chiefs roster as a rookie at the start of the 2014 season.......Cecillio appeared in seven games for the Chiefs last summer and had six at bats.......Made his Intercity League debut on June 1,2014, as a pinch-hiter in the season opener, a 4-3 win over the Watertown Reds at Tufts University......Infielder is originally from Peabody, MA.......Played his college baseball at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, MA......Can play all infield positions but primarily is a third baseman......Currently resides in Salem, MA.......



44-NATE WITKOWSKI (IF-RHP)-----Melrose, MA------College: Bentley
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Begins his fourth season in the Chiefs' colors in 2015....Appeared in 17 games last season, including two on the mound......Started all 37 games at third base and shortstop in 2013 and batted .247 in 93 at bats......First came onboard with the Chiefs in 2012 and appeared in 14 games……Starting third baseman at Bentley University in 2013 & 2104……Started all 40 games for the Falcons in 2014 and batted .252…..Can play all infileld and outfield positions........Nate is a 2009 graduate of Malden Catholic and then prepped at Avon Old Farms School …….At Malden Catholic, played four years of baseball and two years of hockey .........Helped MC to state tournament all four seasons in baseball which included the EMass semifinals in 2009 .......Was a two-time Catholic Conference All-Star in baseball and was the Lancers team MVP as a senior ……Pitched back-to-back no-hitters at Malden Cathoilc and will occassionally make a mound appearance for the Chiefs .......Also won the Hobey Baker award in hockey at MC and appeared in the Super 8 semi-finals in 2008 and 2009 ... ...Earned All-Founders League and All-Colonial League honors and was the team MVP in baseball while at Avon Old Farms .........Resides in Melrose, MA…….



46-DAN BONITO (LHP)-----Swampscott,MA-----College: Northern Essex
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Danny begins his fourth season with the Chiefs in 2015 and already has two ICL championship rings…...Had a breakout season this past spring for the 25-13 UMass-Boston Beacons when he hit .291 in 29 games with 2 homers and 14 RBI as their starting first baseman........Before UMass-Boston, he played for Western New England College in 2012.........Moved on to Northern Essex Community College in 2013…..Was in the Junior College World Series with Northern Essex in 2014...…,,Has appeared in 20 games for the Chiefs over the last three years but is expected to assume a more prominent role in 2015……Was a member of the 2012 Chiefs' championship team as rookie.....,Lefty can pitch, play the outfield, as well as first base….Played his high school ball at Malden Catholic, where he graduated from in 2011…...Resides in Swampscott, MA.....



49-JIM CASSIDY (RHP/OF)-----Medway, MA-----College: UMass-Amherst
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Jim will make his Chiefs' debut as the latest in a long line of former UMass-Amherst Minutemen on the roster.....Graduated from UMass in 2009......Prior to UMass Jim pitched two seasons for the University of South Florida Bulls .....Went 2-2 for South Florida as a sophomore in 2006 and made 16 appearances......Made eight mound appearances for South Florida as a freshman in 2005......Began his UMass-Amherst career as junior in 2007......Immediately stepped in for the Minutemen as a starting outfielder as well as member of the team's starting pitching rotation.......Completed his first year on the mound at UMass with a 5-1 record in seven starts while compiling an ERA of 3.35......Also started 35 games in the outfield......Missed the entire 2008 college season with multiple surguries to help repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff.........Returned to UMass in 2009 with a fifth season of college eligability and made 21 starts as an outfielder and two appearnces on the mound......Formerly pitched for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League in 2005........Was a four year starter and two time team MVP and as well as two year captain at Medway High School.....Named as a Baseball Factory pre-season high school all-American prior to his senior year ......Was selected as the Tri-Valley League's Pitcher of the Year in the spring of 2005......


CURRENTLY INACTIVE

MATT BOLESKI (OF)-----Medford,MA-----College: Mass Bay CC
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Veteran lefty begins the 2015 season on the inactive list after nine years in a Chiefs' uniform.....Bo drove in 15 runs in 2013 while appearing in 32 games……Started 24 games in the outfield in championship season of 2012.....Had a highly productive season in 2011 while appearing in 43 games including the championship series hitting five homers and adding 20 RBI......Was among the Intercity League leaders in both categories......Started 24 games in rightfield in 2010....The ultimate team player, he has appeared in 242 games since 2006 and has seven career homers.....Among the Chiefs all-time top 25 in all offensive categories…. .Both a football and baseball standout at Medford High School where he graduated from in 2005....Lifelong teammate of the Chiefs’ Mike Andre as the two have played together on both the baseball field and gridiron for almost twenty years…..Joins Andre, Mike DiCato and Jared Freni as the longest tenured Chiefs with all three coming aboard with the club in 2006......Attended Mass Bay Community College in 2006 and 2007 where he pitched and played the outfield.......Son of Bill and Kathy Boleski of Medford, MA....



JUAN PORTES (SS)-----Malden, MA-----Professional: Minnesota Twins
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On the disabled list......Came to the Chiefs in 2012 after spending seven straight seasons with the Minnesota Twins organization.....In 2014, Juan finished fifth in the ICL batting race while hitting .368 and had four homers and 21 RBI.....Hit .327 in 2013 as the Chiefs shortstop….Won the ICL's Triple Crown in 2012 with 5 homers and 27 RBI and hitting an ICL league best .416, leading the Chiefs to the ICL championship......Juan was selected by the Twins in 15th Round of the 2004 MLB Draft.....Played a season of high school baseball at Malden High before being drafted....In his seven seasons with the Twins, he appeared in 666 games, had 634 hits, including 113 doubles, 17 triples and 61 homers......He appeared in 24 Major League games for Minnesota during spring training of 2010 hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBI...... Had six RBI for the Twins against the New York Yankees on March 7, 2010, including a grand slam.....Was a career .264 hitter as a professional with 314 RBI during his time with Minnesota, which included stints in Fort Myers, Elizabethton,TN, Beloit, WI & New Britain, CT..... With the ability to play any position for Minnesota, Juan started 274 games in the outfield, 194 at third base, 121 at second base, and 14 at shortstop.........During his rookie season with the Twins in 2004, he led the Gulf Coast League with eight homers and hit .327.......Had nine home runs for Double A New Britain of the Eastern League in 2010 while starting 127 games.........



MATT NUZZO (IF)-----Everett,MA-----College: Brown-----Pro: Toronto Blue Jays
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Begins the 2015 on the inactive list......One of the best all-around athletes to ever come out of Everett, MA, High School……Matt spent three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays……Was a 24th Round selection by the Blue Jays in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft after graduating from Brown University……Appeared in 141 games for the Toronto organization and hit six homers with 58 RBI’s…..Holds a career .258 average as a professional……Completed brilliant four year stint at Brown in 2009, earning first team all-Ivy League honors……At Everett, he was a four time GBL all-star in both baseball and football…..In football, was one of the winningest quarterbacks in Massachusetts history as the Crimson Tide won four GBL championships and three Division 1 State Championships with Matt under center……Was a three time Boston Globe and Boston Herald all scholastic in both football and baseball……Matt’s Chiefs’ family roots run deep as he is the son of former Chiefs’ legend Frank Nuzzo, who played third base for the club in the 1970’s under Joe O’Donnell before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th Round of the 1973 MLB draft…..





JON BYRNE (C)------Arlington, MA-----College: Eckerd
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Jon begins the 2015 season on the inactive list......Completed his fourth season as a Chief in 2014……Had a great career at Arlington Catholic where he also played hockey for the highly regarded Cougars.....…… Was a late season addition to the Chiefs' 2011 roster as a rookie.........Hit .231 in the 2013 season including a couple of RBI’s……..Batted an even .200 in 2013……Appeared in four Chiefs games in 2011 going 4-12 primarily (.333) as a pinch hitter.........Arlington, MA native recorded his first Intercity League hit, in his first game, on July 27, 2011 against the Lexington Blue Sox......Attended the Salisbury School in 2014 and currently is at Eckerd College…..


ROB MACHADO (RHP)------Everett, MA-----College: UMass-Amherst
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Robbie starts the 2015 season on the inactive list.....Big right-hander from Everett, MA via Malden Catholic…….Has appeared in 42 games for the Chiefs since his rookie season of 2009 and stands in ninth place all-time in that category………Is also among the Chiefs’ career leaders in innings pitched (152) and strikeouts (128) and is currently 11th on both of those lists…….Holds a deceptive 9-11 career Intercity League record with a 2.82 ERA……Threw a no-hitter at Tufts University vs. the Reading Bulldogs on June 30, 2011…….Also had a one-hitter against the Lexington Blue Sox, giving up a hit with two outs in the seventh inning, on August 9, 2009……..Struck out a career high 14 batters against the Mooney Dental Tanners on July 9, 2011……..Has two career post season victories including a complete game over the Blue Sox in Game Three of the 2011 Championship Series………Was a multi-sport star at Malden Catholic before taking his talents to UMass-Amherst…….Made a dozen career appearances for the Minutemen and was in their starting rotation in 2011 while making seven starts……




 
 
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