NYCBL 2019 Umpires of Year Announced
Mahwah, NJ – August 8, 2019 – Don Goller (North Boston, NY) and Ron Starsiak (Utica, NY) have been named the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) 2019 Umpires of the Year as selected by the league’s coaches, administrators and commissioner’s office.
UCU Executive VP, Alex Skandalis appreciates their contributions on and off the field being recognized stating, “[they are] two of the hardest working umpires in our organization. They display excellence on the field and a willingness to help the UCU team, no matter the ask. It is always a pleasure working with these guys personally and professionally.”
Skandalis continued, “I applaud Commissioner [Joe] Brown and the NYCBL for taking the time to honor two UCU umpires with these post-season awards. Beyond just the award, the league’s commitment to daily professionalism in the umpire/franchise relationship is second to none in collegiate summer baseball. The nature of this partnership makes NYCBL diamonds a great summer home for UCU umpires.”
About United Collegiate Umpires
Founded in 2014, UCU supervises baseball conferences in Division I (America East, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference), Division III (Atlantic East, Empire 8, Liberty, NEAC, NJAC and SUNYAC), NJCAA Region III and XIX, Interstate Collegiate Baseball League, Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball League, New England Collegiate Baseball League, the New York Collegiate Baseball League and RussMatt Invitational. Offering superior continuing umpire education, UCU has participated in the implementation of training programs throughout the country, including several presentations made as part of the NCAA Umpire Improvement Program.
About New York Collegiate Baseball League
Located in scenic Upstate New York, the NYCBL, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball, comprised of 10 teams playing a 42-game regular season schedule from June 1 through late July. The league provides college players who have not signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts.
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