With a strong starting rotation and a solid bullpen, St. Francis Prep is eyeing its first baseball championship since 2007.
Senior captain Nick LoPrinzi has been a major asset to the Terriers. LoPrinzi, a four-year varsity standout, has played behind the plate, on the mound and at first base in his young career.
This season he is focusing on catching and calling a competitive game for star pitchers Taso Stathopolous and Dylan Lawrence.
LoPrinzi will attend Saint Joseph’s College in Brooklyn next year, where he has a chance to start as a freshman. For now, he is focused on bringing a championship home to Fresh Meadows.
“I think we have gotten better and better every year and we built a team this year that can win a championship,” LoPrinzi said.
While the players are confident in their team, they will need to stay healthy and remain consistent throughout the season.
Pitching and defense have been steady, but the offense has been the backbone of the team.
“If we hit, in my opinion, no one can stop us,” LoPrinzi said. “This is definitely the best team I’ve played on [during] my years at Prep.”
-BY NEIL A. CAROUSSO