Meet the Team

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Aidan Burke

Year: Senior

Positions: P, C

Hometown & High School: Wakefield, Rhode Island. Williston Northampton School. Lancaster Country Day School.

High School Accomplishments: 3 year varsity starter as a catcher/pitcher. NEPSAC All-Star junior year. Captain senior year. Basketball: 4 years varsity basketball. Golf: 2 years varsity. Competed in district tournament sophomore year.

Personal Bio: Majoring in Advertising with a minor in Spanish. Earned Dean's list each semester at Syracuse. Older sister, Caitlin, graduated from Syracuse. Son of Patrick and Kathleen. Hobbies include golf and basketball.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: The road tournaments. It's fun getting to play new teams and spending time with the team.

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Connor Burke

Year: Senior

Positions: P, MIF

Hometown & High School: Syracuse, NY, Corcoran High School

High School Accomplishments: 2 Year Varsity Team Captain, 1st Team All-League Selection, Elite XC runner, Even more elite CYO Basketball player.

Personal Bio: Syracuse Club Baseball President for the past two years. Academic Weapon, Public Relations and Marketing Student, also a member of Syracuse Club Ski Team.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: My favorite part of playing #CuseBaseball is the fact I can continue playing high-level baseball into my college career with some of my best friends.

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Kyle Chi

Year: Junior

Positions: C, SS

Hometown & High School: Acton, MA. Acton-Boxborough High School

High School Accomplishments: Varsity Baseball and Soccer.

Personal Bio: I’m a rising junior and Health & Exercise Science Major from Acton, MA. I Intend to peruse a career in exercise physiology or some sort of physical training. At home, I work as a baseball private coach and coach large clinics for youth ages. At school, I’m a member of sports law club and the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Best part about Cuse Baseball is the connections you make so early within your college life. Some of my closest friends are my teammates and it helped a lot when transitioning into college life.

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Alex Cordner

Year: Freshman

Positions: P, MIF, OF

Hometown & High School: Harrisburg, PA , Central Dauphin High School

High School Accomplishments: Lettered in baseball for Coach Troy Smith at Central Dauphin High School. Honor roll student throughout high school.

Personal Bio: Lives with Mom, Dad, and Sister. Played baseball and basketball growing up. Also enjoys golfing. Majoring in Sport Analytics at Falk. Dream job is to be a data analyst for the Boston Celtics. Graciously provides the speaker for walkup songs.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Spending time and playing baseball with the guys.

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Lewis Deangelis

Year: Senior

Positions: P, 1B/3B, LF, CF, RF

Hometown & High School: Branchburg, NJ / St Joseph Metuchen High School

High School Accomplishments National Honors Society, Latin National Honors Society, Graduated in High Honor Roll / Sports: NJ.Com Player of the Game (Senior Day), 2016 Freshman County Champs.

Personal Bio I’m Lewis DeAngelis. My majors are Entrepreneurship and Marketing Management in the Whitman School of Management. Post graduation I want to work full-time in business. I studied abroad in Florence in the spring of my junior year. I am an active member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity on campus.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball Representing Syracuse University as the only baseball team on campus and continuing its culture that had been lost for decades. I get to play the game I have played since I was five years old and Club Baseball allows me to continue my baseball journey. Walking around a college campus with the label “student-athlete” is something I always wanted to achieve as a kid.

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Teague DiNicola

Year: Junior

Positions: P

Hometown & High School: Blue Bell Pennsylvania, Wissahickon High School

High School Accomplishments: Played varsity baseball for 3 years. Was awarded the most hard working individual on the team. Played soccer until junior year. Honor Role student.

Personal Bio: Upcoming junior at Syracuse University pursuing a political science major and a business management minor. Main goal is to go to law school and become a lawyer in the future. I am the Vice President of the baseball team, member of the delta upsilon fraternity and the Vice President of programming for the university's sports law club. Own a beagle named dalton. Huge Philly sports fan, go birds.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Being able to continue my baseball career with guys who care just as much if not more about the beloved game of baseball at my dream school. Love competing and being involved with the team on and off the field.

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Michael Geiss

Year: Senior

Positions: P, 1B/3B

Hometown & High School: Syracuse, NY. CBA Syracuse

High School Accomplishments: Baseball: 4-year Varsity Letter Winner; 2016 Sectional Champion, 2-Time Honorable Mention Pitcher. NYS 2019 All-State Cello player & Elite CYO Center.

Personal Bio: Main job: Starting pitcher & team historian since 2019. On the side: Majoring in Physics & Policy Studies with an Economics Minor. 2023 Senior Class Marshall & 2022 SU ACC Meeting of the Minds Representative. Headed to medical school & tries hand at simple bioengineering eye research. Son of Michael & Tina. Hobbies include cello, writing music, & photography.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Playing high-level ball with great teammates to keep the dream alive a bit longer. Also great to continue SU Baseball’s storied legacy in our 150th anniversary season!

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Will Giffen

Year: Junior

Positions: OF

Hometown & High School: Mansfield, MA. Mansfield High School

Personal Bio:

  • Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics Major
  • Whitman Peer Mentor
  • Delta Upsilon Brother
  • Boston Sports Fan

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Being able to hang out with all the boys and live the dream a little bit longer.

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Colin Hardy

Year: Grad Student

Positions: P, C, 1B/3B, MIF, OF, LF, CF, RF, SS, 2B

Hometown & High School: Lake Oswego, OR, Lakeridge High School

High School Accomplishments: Two-time team captain, first-team all league utility, second-team all league pitcher, honorable mention all-league outfield.

Personal Bio: From Lake Oswego, Oregon. Graduated from SU with a BS in Sport Analytics in 2022, Graduate student in the iSchool for an MS in Applied Data Science. Hoping to work in the analytics department of an MLB team in the future.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: Remaining involved in baseball with a bunch guys who have as much fun playing the game as I do.

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Benjamin Harris

Year: Junior

Positions: 1B/3B

Hometown & High School: Dunbarton, NH. Bow High School

High School Accomplishments: 2019 NH 1st Team All-State, 2019 NH State Champion

Personal Bio: Ben was born in Manchester, NH. Ben grew up playing basketball and baseball and is now an avid golfer. He is also a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. His parents are Toby and Karen Harris and has one younger sister Kelly who attends NC State.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: My favorite part of Cuse Baseball is the group of guys we have. It’s always a great time, whether we are playing or just hanging out.

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Tom Montfort

Year: Junior

Positions: C, 1B/3B

Hometown & High School: Morristown, NJ - Morristown High School

High School Accomplishments:

  • 3 Year Varsity Baseball Player
  • Top Decile
  • STEM Academy
  • National Honors Society

Personal Bio: I am from New Jersey and I'm a rising Junior studying Computer Science at Syracuse. I was the CCBA Fall 2021 Season MVP and I'm hungry for an NCBA title. For things I like to do outside of baseball, I am the Vice President of CryptoCuse and very curious about Crypto and Web3.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: My favorite part about Cuse Baseball is the fact that I can escape the craze of campus to enjoy the game I love with a great group of guys.

Jackson Rover

Year: Sophomore

Positions: P, RF

Hometown & High School: Chicago IL New Trier

High School Accomplishments: Graduated with honors 2.3 ERA senior year.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: President Burke

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Grant Snyder

Year: Junior

Positions: OF, CF

Hometown & High School: Hollis, NH & Hollis Brookline High School

High School Accomplishments: In high school, Dual-Sport Athlete Lettered in Baseball and Basketball. Baseball- Lynn Invitational Prospect Games (2019), Honorable Mention (2019). Basketball - Captain (Winter 2019-2020), Honorable Mention (2019), MVP in the state (Winter 2020), selected 1st team All-State (2020).

Personal Bio: Son of Gordon and Lisa Snyder. 2020 Attendee of NHSLC (New Hampshire Student Leadership Conference).

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: We have a strong group of players coming back this year and look forward to building on our chemistry.

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Luke Zides

Year: Sophomore

Positions: P, SS, 2B

Hometown & High School: Wellesley Massachusetts. Wellesley High School

High School Accomplishments: 4x Varsity baseball athlete. 4x Carey League campion, 2x State Finalist.

Personal Bio: Middle Infielder, relief pitcher that helped contribute to Wellesley High’s D1 Massachusetts state final run twice. He’s been playing baseball his whole life and wanted to continue at a college level and so far Cuse Baseball has been a perfect place for him to continue and improve his game.

Favorite Part About #CuseBaseball: The atmosphere and players on the team are a great way to improve and make friends all around the school. The team has been incredibly fun so far and I look forward to the years to come.