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  • Lakeland, FL - Sunshine State Conference (DII)

    2017-18 Head Coach: Lance Niekro
    2016-17: 35-17 (Lance Niekro)
    2015-16: 32-17 (Lance Niekro)
    2014-15: 22-23 (Lance Niekro)
    2013-14: 35-19 (Lance Niekro)
    2012-13: 18-28 (Lance Niekro)
    142-104 (57.7%) over the past 5 years ranks...

    7 out of 11 in the Sunshine State Conference

    80 out of 265 in DII

    2,559 undergrads at this Private school (religious affiliation: United Methodist)

    Student avg: SAT: 1040-1230 or ACT: 24-29

    9 scholarships to give which can be shared among players (NCAA limit)

    30 players on the roster.

    9 for 30: the average player receives athletic aid covering 30% of full costs

    Tuition/fees/board: $46,700

    With 30% covered: $32,690

    2017-18 Roster
    Pitcher Catcher Infield Outfield DH Utility
    SR Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt
    JR Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt
    SO Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt
    FR Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt
    Infielders (Avg. Height: 6'0)
    J.P. DeBoyer SR - IF (6-1, 170) Algonac, MI
    Omar Villaman SR - IF (5-10, 180) St. Cloud, FL
    Pablo Cabrera JR - IF (6-0, 190) Montverde, FL
    Leo Rodriguez JR - 3B (6-1, 200) Mount Dora, FL
    Christian Maglich SO - 3B (6-1, 180) Sarasota, FL
    Ricky Gonzalez SO - IF (6-0, 165) Boca Raton, FL
    Austin Huber FR - IF (5-11, 185) Deland, FL
    Jacob Teter FR - 1B (6-5, 210) Melbourne, FL
    Dylan Costa FR - IF (5-8, 150) Wellington, FL
    Outfielders (Avg. Height: 6'0)
    J.P. DeBoyer SR - OF (6-1, 170) Algonac, MI
    Cody Burgess SR - OF (6-0, 180) Winter Garden, FL
    Logan Browning SR - OF (5-7, 165) Lakeland, FL
    Hayden Marze JR - OF (6-2, 220) Sunset, LA
    Ryan Frost JR - OF (6-0, 180) Merritt Island, FL
    Vaun Brown SO - OF (5-11, 185) Sarasota, FL
    Christian Maglich SO - OF (6-1, 180) Sarasota, FL

    Pitchers (Avg. Height: 6'1)
    J.T. Hintzen SR - P (6-0, 185) Old Greenwich, CT
    Logan Browning SR - P (5-7, 165) Lakeland, FL
    Cole Crowder JR - P (6-4, 205) Lakeland, FL
    Alex Kennell JR - P (5-9, 190) Jacksonville, FL
    Leo Rodriguez JR - P (6-1, 200) Mount Dora, FL
    Matt Martin JR - P (6-1, 190) Bartow, FL
    Hayden Marze JR - P (6-2, 220) Sunset, LA
    J.J. Niekro SO - P (6-0, 185) Plant City, FL
    Trevor Castell SO - P (6-1, 200) Chiefland, FL
    Thomas Spinelli SO - P (6-0, 240) Ocala, FL
    Ryan Langford FR - P (6-0, 160) Pembroke Pines, FL
    Mike Palaez FR - P (6-5, 240) Tampa, FL
    Reed Burke FR - P (6-4, 190) Jupiter, FL
    Brien Johnston FR - P (6-0, 155) Lithia, FL
    Jordan Powell FR - P (6-2, 200) Celebration, FL
    Catchers (Avg. Height: 5'11 ½)
    Austin Mauer SR - C (5-11, 200) Orlando, FL
    Alex Goebel JR - C (5-11, 205) Wesley Chapel, FL
    Tommy Georgevich JR - C (5-10, 185) Clearwater, FL
    Nicky Gibbs FR - C (6-2, 215) Bartow, FL