Kelly, Schuermann named captains for 2016 baseball
Baseball head coach Eric Cirella has named two players as his captains for the 2016 season: Ryan Kelly ’16 and Mike Schuermann ’16.
“Kelly is already one of the best leaders I have coached in about a decade of coaching college baseball,” Cirella said. “He is truly an extension of the coaching staff on and off the field. I cannot begin to get into detail about how much he contributes behind the scenes and his work ethic is second to none. It is every coach’s dream to have their most talented player also be their hardest working guy in the weight room and in practice. More than his ability, we will miss his leadership when he graduates this spring.”
“Schuermann is one of a kind,” Cirella added. “He came in here three and a half years ago undersized and without a true role. That didn’t last long as he turned into a valuable piece of our bullpen. He loves baseball and he loves winning and you can see that in his body language, how he interacts with his teammates, and you can really see it in his eyes when he’s out there competing. There isn’t a moment too big for him and he has really bought into his role as a lefty specialist. If you are lucky enough to get 15-20 pitchers who buy into their role as much as he has, while still working to improve in all facets of their game, you will have an outstanding pitching staff.”
Salve Regina begins its 2016 campaign in Florida with the Seahawks playing a doubleheader against Washington & Jefferson College on Friday, March 18.