TMNE Athletes Announce College Commitments
Posted by admin on September 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM
Team Mizuno Northeast is proud to announce that thus far, 8 members of the 2017 class (PJ Barry, Luke Benoit, Tyler Flanigan, Brandon Jenkins, Jamil Vanheyningen, Jermaine Vanheyningen, Jack Wallace, and Chase Williamson) have all made their college baseball commitments. In 2016, these players were coached by Frank Cooney, Team Mizuno Northeast’s National Director of Recruiting & Scouting.
PJ Barry, a 6’ OF from SPM (Worcester, MA) has committed to attend St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. St. Leo, a division 2 powerhouse, competes in the Sunshine State Conference along with perennial national championship contenders University of Tampa and Rollins College. PJ had an impressive summer, hitting .346 to go along with 21 stolen bases, while also earning all-tournament team selections at both the Perfect Game WWBA and BCS Finals.
Benoit, a 6’4” OF from Lawrence Academy/IMG Academy, has committed to attend the University of Kentucky. UK competes in the SEC, arguably the best division 1 baseball conference in the country. Luke finished the summer with a .389 average, leading the team with 26 stolen bases, while making the Perfect Game BCS Finals all-tournament team. Luke finished the summer ranked as one of the top 500 high school baseball players in the country (#441).