PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 4, 2013) – The Rutgers baseball program is set to welcome eight additions to the 2015 roster, acting head coach Joe Litterio announced Wednesday. The class is made up of three pitchers, two infielders, two catchers and one infielder/outfielder, as all eight hail from New Jersey.
The group includes C Doug deMarrais (Bernardsville, N.J.), SS Milo Freeman (Millburn, N.J.), RHP Gianni Magliaro (Freehold, N.J.), RHP John O’Reilly (Northvale, N.J.), C Anthony Santoro (Manalapan, N.J.), OF/1B Leo Voreacos (Teaneck, N.J.), 3B Kyle Walker (Piscataway, N.J.) and RHP Alex Wolf (Manalapan, N.J.).
“We have been able to fill some needs with this class,” said Litterio. “We have been fortunate to be able to sign eight very good high school players that we feel will benefit our program for the next four years.”
C | 6-4 | 200 | R/R
Bernardsville, N.J./Bernards High School
Notes: Heading into fourth year as a varsity starter at Bernards … all-time doubles leader at his school … 2014 Under Armour Preseason All-America selection … named first team all-conference as a sophomore and junior and second team as a freshman … earned First Team All-State Group II as a junior … recognized as all-area as a junior (second team) and sophomore (honorable mention) … helped lead team to Somerset County Championship as a junior and was named second team all-county … high school team has won the past two Skyland Conference Baseball Championships … played travel ball for the New Jersey Cardinals … picked up Scholar-Athlete Award and honor roll status as a freshman, sophomore and junior … son of Doug and Sarah deMarrais … father played on undefeated 1976 Rutgers football team, while mother played field hockey, basketball and softball at Ashland College … has three older siblings who all were captains of their collegiate swimming teams, Grace (James Madison), Kelly (Virginia Tech) and Mary (UConn) … intends to major in history education … born Sept. 28, 1995.
SS | 6-1 | 202 | R/R
Millburn, N.J./Millburn High School
Notes: Heading into fourth year of varsity baseball at Millburn … named First Team All-Conference American Division, First Team All-Essex County and Second Team All-State Group IV in his junior season … named second team all-conference and Third Team All-Essex County in his sophomore year … recognized as First Team All-Conference American Division and Second Team All-Essex County as a freshman … also a varsity letterwinner in football his junior year, earning First Team All-Conference Liberty Division as a quarterback … four-year member of the Farrah Scout travel baseball team … undecided on a potential major … son of Patrick and Mary Freeman … has three siblings, James (played linebacker at Franklin & Marshall), Danny and Niamh … born July 22, 1995.
RHP | 6-1 | 185 | L/R
Freehold, N.J./Freehold High School
Notes: Heading into fourth year as a varsity starter at Colts Neck … team won RAM Diamond Classic in 2013 … played travel ball for the New Jersey Royals for three years … earned the National Sojourners and Daedalian awards academically … executive officer of the high school NJROTC unit … son of Mark and Denise Magliaro … has a younger brother, Christian … intends to major in marketing and minor in Spanish at RU … born Dec. 24, 1995.
RHP | 6-5 | 185 | R/R
Northvale, N.J./ Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
Notes: Heading into third season of varsity baseball at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and will serve as a captain during his senior year … played for Farrah Scout this past summer … posted a 7-2 record over 60 innings as a junior, recording a 0.93 ERA with only 30 hits against and 52 strikeouts … named first team all-league and all-county and second team all-state … pitched to a 3-0 mark as a sophomore and competed on the freshman team in first scholastic season … also played on the soccer team, serving as a captain this fall and being selected to the first team all-league and to the Bergen County All-Star Team … played on the varsity team for three full seasons and part as a freshmen … honor roll student and winner of the Student-Athlete Award … served as president of the Chess Club and officer of the Letterman’s Club … member of the Future Business Leaders of America … intends to major in business with a concentration in finance … son of Michael and Roseann O’Reilly … has two older siblings, Michael – who graduated from Quinnipiac in three years and is working towards his doctorate – and Sharon – who is a member of the track team at Bucknell and on the high honor roll … born Oct. 4, 1995.
C | 6-0 | 195 | R/R
Manalapan, N.J./St. John Vianney High School
Notes: Heading into his fourth season of varsity baseball as a starter and second as a captain at St. John Vianney … two-time member of the Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup team … ranked as the 25th best player in New Jersey by Perfect Game … accumulated a .403 average with 83 hits, eight home runs, 17 doubles, 55 RBIs and 66 runs through first three seasons on varsity … earned numerous honors as a junior, including All-Monmouth County by the Star-Ledger and All-Shore by the Asbury Park Press for the second time … hit .436 last season and won the varsity Gold Glove Award … earned team Most Valuable Player Award as a sophomore in addition to All-Monmouth County by the Star-Ledger and All-Shore by the Asbury Park Press … hit .439 as a sophomore with 22 RBIs … became the first freshman in school history at SJV to start from the beginning of the season … won varsity Player of the Year and varsity Gold Gove Award that year … played for the North Atlantic team for USA Baseball from 2009-11 and several showcase teams at the national level … earned honor roll status six times academically … took part in Volunteer Liquid Church, Habitat for Humanity, the Multicultural Awareness Club and Sandy Relief Clothes Drive … intends to major in exercise science … son of Danielle Santoro … has a younger sister, Juliana … uncle, Michael Santoro, played three years of professional baseball as a catcher in the Can-Am and Atlantic League … grandfather, Andy Santoro, was also a catcher … born Aug. 7, 1996.
OF/1B | 6-0 | 190 | L/R
Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck High School
Notes: Heading into fourth season of varsity baseball at Teaneck … hit .387 with 25 RBIs as a junior to earn second team all-league … played travel ball for the Teaneck Titans for the last 13 years … member of the National Honor Society, honor roll and a student ambassador all four years of high school … undecided on a potential major in college … son of David and Betsy Voreacos … has an older sister, Molly, who is on the competitive cheerleading team at North Carolina, and older brother Max, who played football at Rowan in 2012 … born May 8, 1996.
3B | 5-10 | 180 | L/R
Piscataway, N.J./Pingry School
Notes: Heading into fourth season of varsity baseball as a starter at Pingry … a three-time All-Skyland Conference selection … named First Team All-Somerset County as a junior and second team as a sophomore … hit .420 through first three seasons of high school with 67 runs and 60 RBIs … hit five home runs last season … also a captain and two-year starter on the football team as a linebacker, fullback and running back and a three-year starter and captain on the hockey team as a defenseman … earned second team all-conference in hockey twice … made the honor roll every year academically … played for Piscataway American Legion from 2009-11, the NJ Hurricanes in 2012 and the NJ Super17 in 2013 … undecided on a potential major in college … son of Michelle and Scott Walker … born Sept. 6, 1995.
RHP | 6-2 | 210 | R/R
Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan High School
Notes: Heading into third season of varsity baseball … will serve as a captain as a senior … team won New Jersey Group IV state title sophomore year … the top pitcher in the starting rotation for his team since sophomore season … also a first baseman and designated hitter … played club ball for DeJesus Baseball from 2009-10, Langan Baseball from 2010-12 and Baseball Parks of America from 2012-13 … ranked as the 13th-best right-handed pitcher in New Jersey and 86th nationally by Perfect Game in the summer of 2013 … intends to major in finance … son of Robert and Ellen Wolf … has an older brother, Tyler … grandfather’s great cousin was a golden gloves boxing champion … born Oct. 24, 1995.