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Blues Alumni Playing In College

This is a list of BLUES currently playing in the collegiate ranks.

Noah Stern    Barry University

Eli Mercado  Longwood University

Mitchell Goll   Illinois Wesleyan

John McHugh   Oakton College

Sam Nozicka     Eastern Illinois University

Trey Compton  Elmhurst College 

Kenny Serwa    S.I.U. Edwardsville

Kyle Mitter      Benedictine University

Joe LaCivita     Illinois, Springfield

.Paul Cappetta     Edgewood College                                                              

Ryan Miller        Benedictine University

Jake Romano     Miami of Ohio

Justin Mills         Tufts

Tommy O'Hara    Tufts

Sam Reichert   Wheaton

Cody Carroll   Bradley University

Henry Singer    Washington University/St. Louis

Jack Linforth    Central College, Iowa 

Drew Thomas      Coppin State

Jeff Mustari   Oakton J.C.

Gianfranco Sorrentino     Oakton J.C.

Matt Willett    Carthage 

Sam Kindle    Oakton J.C.

Tom Kunzer   Simpson College

George Sherman   Dominican University

 Tony Barreca       Georgetown University





These are some of the BLUES alumni who signed pro contracts and played professional baseball. In many cases, they are still playing.

Adam Tobler                  Cubs 

 Chris Fulbright               Yankees

Jeff Holm                      Detroit Tigers

Adam Davis                      Orioles 

Brett Nommensen         Tampa Bay

Jacob Goebbert            Oakland Athletics

Michael Pericht               Dodgers

Andy Deain                    Orioles

Connor Powers              Padres

Kevin Dubler                 White Sox
Ryan Anetsberger        Marlins
Rick Zagone                  Orioles
Efrain Ventura             White Sox
David Maize                Astros
Shawn Miller               Brewers
Ken Grundt                Red Sox
Brad Niedermaier          Twins
Paul O'Malley             Astros
Tyler Turnquist            Astros
Dan Vardijan               Marlins
Sean Johnston             Mets
Dan Gooris                Padres
Jim Rushford             Phillies
Kelly Crosby               Yankees
Alec Porzel                Red Sox
Tony Cogan                Royals
Sean Smith                White Sox
Kevin Lee                  Pirates
Bill Petrick               Cubs
Renee Justiniano           Tigers
Kevin Frederick            Blue Jays
Frank Kowar                Blue Jays
Eric Zeedyk                Cook County
Todd Dulaney               Mets
Alonso Ramirez             Indians
Joe Mazzuca                Florida Marlins
Tim Marks                  Schaumburg Flyers
Vasili Spanos             Athletics
Kevin Tomasiewicz          Mets
Ryan Kalita                Chicago Cubs
Julio Medina               Reds
Matt Zaleski               White Sox
David Haehnel             Orioles
Steve Nielsen             Joliet Jackhammers
Eric Fussell               Windy City Thunderbolts                                                                                   








The Blues have over the past several years had a number of players selected as recipients of the NABF College Scholarship Award. Benefactors of this very selective, national award and the year of the scholarship include:   
    Michael Rolih    1998
    Michael Brown    2000
    Matt Martino      2001
    Kevin Zalnis      2004
    Quinn Ewert       2005
    David Hoffman    2007
    Ryan McMillin    2008
    Ethan Blumenthal 2010

A number of players have been selected from the Blues by the NABF National Team to play in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars. This is the most highly prestigious event for any 17 or 18 year old player in the nation. It also serves as the selection process for USA Baseball in creating the USA Junior Team.    Blues selected have included:

Sean Johnson      1994
Dan Vardijan      1994
Tony Cogan       1995
Chris Fulbright   1996
Alec Porzel       1997
Jeff Gertz       1998
Eric Vardijan    1999
Kyle Cherney      2004

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