2013 ‘Player of the Year’ - Suburban Council 2013 ABCA All-Region Team/Rawlings Gold Glove All-American 2014 ABCA All-American 2017 MLB Draft - Chicago White Sox
2016 NYSPHAA Class 'AA' State Champions
2015 ‘Pitcher of the Year’ Suburban Council
2015 ABCA All-American
2015 Baseball America ‘National - Pitcher of the Year’
2015 USA 18U National Team 2016 NYS Player of the Year 2016 MLB Draft - 3rd Overall Pick Atlanta Braves
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The history of the Shenendehowa Baseball program dates back to a rural school district in Clifton Park, N.Y. In 1955, the baseball program was formed to compete against local schools with Bob Hill as the school's first coach. In 1959, Paul Quigley was named Head Coach and held that position for one year and then proceeded to move on to district administrative responsibilities. In 1960, recent graduate from Springfield College, Don Van Vleet, become the district's third coach in the history of the new program. Coach Van Vleet guided the Plainsmen to multiple league titles and two Sectional Championships in 1979 and 1984. Coach Van Vleet retired in 1990. James Carrese was promoted from JV to Varsity Head Coach in the early spring of 1991. Coach Carrese guided the Plainsmen to two Sectional Championships in 1994 & 1996, two Regional Championships in 1994 & 1996. In addition, in 2011 the Shenendehowa Baseball program earned the NYSPHSAA Academic State Champion award as the top performing academic baseball team in N.Y.S. out of 700 schools participating...
On August 14th, 2012, Greg Christodulu was named the 5th Head Coach in the history of the program. Since that appointment the program have been to 5 consecutive Section 2 Championship games, winning the title in 2013, 2014, and 2016. The program has also competed in regional play and had advanced to the state final four in 2014, 2016, In 2016, the program reached the pinnacle and won the New York State Class ’AA’ Championship. That season culminated with a thrilling and dramatic come from behind 3 run bottom of the 7th inning victory over Webster-Schroeder to seal the 7-6 win and the programs 1st State Championship!
Shenendehowa Baseball has seen a number of recent draft picks in the MLB amateur draft. Brandon Cogswell (2014 Oakland A’s), Justin Yurchak (2015-Chicago White Sox), Ian Anderson (2016-Atlanta Braves #3 overall), Ben Anderson (2016-Toronto Blue Jays), Bryan Warzek (2015-Los Angeles Dodgers). In addition, most recently former Shen player, Murphy Smith (2006-RHP) made multiple appearances in the summer of 2018 at the MLB level for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Since the 2013 team, all of Coach Christodulu’s teams have been recognized by the NYSPHSAA as a ‘Scholar-Athlete Team’ by the NYSPHSAA.