Baseball Adds 12 Newcomers to 2017 Roster

Sept. 21, 2016

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of 11 newcomers to the Hoya roster for the upcoming 2017 season. Included in the 11 student-athletes are nine members of the Georgetown Class of 2020 as well as two graduate student transfers.

"I am very excited to welcome these 11 young men to our roster and to the Georgetown community," Wilk said. "We are extremely excited to see the impact they can bring to this team as several of them will compete for playing time right away."

Noah Abdalla
Fr. | 6-2 | 190 | RHP
Raleigh, N.C. | Northern Highlands Regional [N.J.]
Was a three-year starter at Northern Highlands Regional High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... As a senior, was named First Team All-Big North Freedom and Third Team All-Bergen County, helping lead Northern Highlands Regional to a New Jersey Group 3 Sectional Championship ... Went 6-3 with one save, 77 strikeouts and a 1.52 ERA in 60 innings pitched as a senior ... Was the quarterback and the captain of the football team, earning all-league and all-county honors while breaking the single-season school records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, total touchdowns, completions and completion percentage ... In the classroom, was a three-year honor roll student ... Twin brother, Hunter, is a member of the Tulane University baseball team.

Freddy Achecar III
Fr. | 6-1 | 212 | 1B/LHP
Atlanta, Ga. | Lovett School
Was a two-year starter at the Lovett School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... As a senior, helped lead Lovett to a state championship while earning all-state accolades and being named the defensive player of the year ... Batted .352 during his senior year while also recording a 0.40 ERA on the mound and a .989 fielding percentage at first base ... Was also a three-year letterwinner in football, helping Lovett win a state championship in 2013 ... Off the playing field, was an honor roll student, a member of school vestry, the student service board, an elite acolyte at church and an eagle scout.

Jeremiah Burke
Fr. | 6-2 | 215 | RHP
Delmar, N.Y. | Bethlehem Central/La Salle Institute
Was a two-year starter at the La Salle Institute, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Received gold and silver honors at La Salle.

Ryan Davis
Fr. | 5-10 | 170 | INF/OF
Danville, Calif. | San Ramon Valley
Was a four-year starter and two-year captain at San Ramon Valley High School ... Was a first team all-league selection and helped lead San Ramon Valley to the North Coast Section (NCS) quarterfinals in both his junior and senior seasons ... Was also a member of the football team, serving as a team captain and helping lead the squad to a league championship ... Off the field, was a three-time NCS and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) scholar-athlete and earned an academic letter all eight semesters ... Brother, Daniel, was a member of the track & field team at the University of California-Berkeley.

Alexander Deise
Gr. | 6-3 | 180 | LHP
St. Petersburg, Fla. | St. John's College HS [D.C.]/St. Petersburg College/Florida State
Spent two years as a member of the Florida State baseball program ... In two appearances in 2016, covering three innings, he registered a 3.00 ERA ... Was 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 10 appearances in 2015, covering 16.1 innings ... Was a member of the FSU Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Seminole ... Spent his freshman season as St. Petersburg College, where he went 0-1 with a 0.73 ERA and nine saves in 35 innings ... Graduated from St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C., where he was 5-1 with two saves and a 1.50 ERA as a senior, earning Washington Capital Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-Conference Honorable Mention honors as a junior and senior.

Brent Killam
Fr. | 5-11 | 170 | LHP/OF
Nokomis, Fla. | Venice
Was a four-year starter at Venice High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... After earning all-area honors as a junior, was named the Herald Tribune Player of the Year as a senior after batting .480 with a 0.80 ERA ... Helped lead Venice to state championships in 2013 and 2015, including a No. 3 national ranking in 2015, as well as state runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2016 ... In the classroom, was a four-time AP Scholar recipient and was a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Science Honors Society, Ro Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta and the Future Business Leaders of America.

AJ Lotsis
Fr. | 5-9 | 170 | INF/OF
Phoenixville, Pa. | Episcopal Academy
Was a four-year starter at Episcopal Academy and served as a team captain his senior year ... Was a three-time All Inter-Ac, All-Delaware Country and All-Mainline selection ... After his junior year, received the Bob Scott Memorial Cup for best GPA, batting average and fielding percentage at Episcopal ... Off the field, was an honor roll student and helped create Episcopal's Spirit Club.

Nick Morreale
Fr. | 6-5 | 215 | RHP
Lake Elmo, Minn. | St. Thomas Academy/IMG Academy
Was a two-year starter at St. Thomas Academy, serving as a team captain his senior year before spending a post graduate year at the IMG Academy .. Named the IMG Academy's best pitcher in 2016 year after posting a 1.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched ... In the classroom, was a six-time recipient of the Eagle Award at St. Thomas Academy for having a 3.67 GPA or higher.

Zach Racusin
Gr. | 6-0 | 190 | OF
Morristown, N.J. | Gill St. Bernard's/Salisbury School/Marist
Spent the past two years at Marist College ... Made 50 starts as a senior in 2016, finishing with a .254 batting average, eight doubles, 27 RBI, 26 runs scored and was a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen bases ... Hit .290 with 25 RBI and 25 runs scored in 45 starts as a junior in 2015 ... Before Marist, played two years at CCBC-Essex, where he batted .391 with nine doubles, 29 RBI and 22 stolen bases in his final season and was named first team all-region and an NJCAA Academic All-American ... Earned his degree from Marist in American Studies ... In high school at Gill St. Bernard's, Racusin was on the track & field team where he was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that set a school record ... His great uncle, Saul Nechtem, is in the Boston University Hall of Fame after starring in baseball, basketball, football and track & field from 1936-39.

Matt Randolph
Jr. | 6-1 | 200 | RHP
Concord, N.C. | Cannon School/Emory
Sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Spent his freshman season (2015) at Emory University where he appeared in 13 games with one start, registering a 4.98 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched ... Helped Emory win four-straight games to advance to the Division III National Championships ... Was a four-year starter and two-year captain at the Cannon School ... Earned all-conference, all-county, all-region and all-state honors as a senior ... Was also an all-state swimmer in high school.

Wilson Salomon
Fr. | 6-0 | 190 | C
Greenwich, Conn. | Brunswick
Was a four-year starter at Brunswick High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Earned a selection to the All-Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) as both a junior and a senior and was named Second Team All-Connecticut as a junior ... Helped lead Brunswick to FAA championships in both his junior and senior seasons as well as a No. 38 national ranking ... Batted .465 as a junior, leading his team in average, extra-base hits and RBI ... Batted .360 as a senior ... Was also a two-year starting goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team, earning all-conference honors ... In the classroom, was a four-year honor roll student.

John Simourian
Fr. | 5-9 | 170 | C
Andover, Mass. | Phillips Andover
Was a four-year starter at Phillips Andover Academy, serving as a team captain his senior year ... As a senior, was named ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Northeast Region, First Team All-Central New England Prep School (CNEPS) Baseball League, Eagle Tribune First Team All-Star, Central New England Prep School Baseball League Most Valuable Player and the Phillips Academy Varsity Baseball MVP ... Was also the recipient of the Raymond T. Tippet Memorial Award (given to a member of the baseball or football l for loyalty, courage, and modesty) ... Helped lead Phillips Andover to a CNEPS championship in both his freshman and senior seasons ... Batted .493 as a senior with a .701 slugging percentage, .667 on-base percentage, two home runs and 18 RBI ... Was also a two-year starter on the football team, helping lead the squad to a CNEPS championship in 2013, and was a team captain as a senior when he was named the Defensive MVP ... In the classroom, was named to the 2016 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team.

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