The American Baseball Coaches Association announced its regional all-stars this week, and two Dolphins are making their debuts. Sophomore hurler Brian Russell and freshman Glenn Glennerster were the College of Staten Island’s distinguished pair, earning a place on the New York Region’s second-team. Both are coming off major awards wins, with Russell bagging CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year honors and Glennerster earning Rookie of the Year honors by the conference.
Russell, a hard-throwing right-hander who transferred to the Dolphins and made his CSI debut this spring, boasted an impeccable5-1 overall record with a 1.62 ERA, made more impressive by the fact that Russell earned starts against a series of games against nationally-ranked teams. Russell fanned 56 batters in 55.2 innings, walking only 14 batters while surrendering 38 hits. Opponents batted just .195 against him.
Glennerster, a freshman hailing from St. Joseph by the Sea High School, hovered around the .400 mark at the dish all season, and led the team in hitting with a .392 batting average at season’s end. The outfielder made 36 starts in 38 games, tying for the team lead in RBI with 29 and placing second on the squad in hits (49), runs scored (35), doubles (9), triples (3) and homeruns (2). Glennerster boasted a .979 fielding percentage, and was a perfect 6-6 in stolen bases.
The Dolphins recently wrapped up a 25-15 season, punctuated by their 17th CUNYAC Postseason Tournament Championship.