Two senior student-athletes and members of the William Floyd Colonials varsity baseball team – Nick LoMonaco (centerfielder) and A.J. Verga (pitcher) – were recently named to two preseason Top 100 lists – the Axcess Baseball Preseason All-Long Island Team and the Newsday Top 100 Long Island high school baseball players for 2019. This is the second consecutive year that these two student-athletes made the Newsday Top 100 list.
“To be selected for these lists is a great accomplishment,” said Keith Kobasiuk, head coach, varsity baseball. “Both A.J. and Nick have worked very hard to get where they are, during the season and in the offseason.”
LoMonaco, a speedy centerfielder, hit .345 last season and stole 14 bases in 16 attempts. He has committed to Eastern Tennessee University in the fall.
Verga, a dual threat on the mound and at the plate, hit .289 and posted an earned run average of 3.99 last season. He has committed to Molloy College in the fall.
Coach Kobasiuk added that both young men have become tremendous leaders on and off the field. “Over the past few seasons, they have taken huge strides as student-athletes. I look forward to their continued success this spring as well as in their college careers. I am proud of them.”
The Colonials are looking to make some noise and qualify for a playoff spot in League I this season. They open on Thursday, March 28, in a home game against Comsewogue at 4 pm. Their first league game will be at Sachem East on April 1 at 4 pm. Best of luck to Coach Kobasiuk and the Colonials this season!
For future William Floyd student-athletes, Nick attended Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School, William Paca Middle School and now William Floyd High School, K-12. A.J. began attending William Floyd High School in the ninth grade.