Courtesy of Mark Mentone, Felician SID
RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Felician College baseball program has signed four high-school seniors to national letters of intent during the NCAA's recently-concluded early signing period, head coach Chris Langan announced today: The signees are: Jonathan Arche (Miami, FL/John A. Ferguson), Vincent Kossak (Lake Worth, FL/Trinity Christian Academy), Joe Petosa (Spotswood, NJ/Spotswood) and John Siedler (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Liberty).
Arche, a 6-1, 170-pound infielder, will be a fourth-year starter this spring at Ferguson High. He played AAU baseball for the South Florida Bandits of the World Wood Bat Association. He expects to major in criminal justice at Felician.
Kossak is a 2009 Under Armour Pre-Season All-American for Trinity Christian Academy. As a sophomore, he was all-county and honorable-mention all-state as a pitcher/outfielder. He played summer ball for the South Florida Prospects on the World Wood Bat Association circuit. The 6-foot, 170-pounder intends to major in elementary education.
Petosa was a second-team all-Group 2 selection as a junior outfielder for Spotswood High. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, he is a three-time all-division and two-time second-team all-area honoree. He also played football and basketball for the Chargers, and was a member of the Iron-9 College Showcase Team based in Florham Park. A National Honor Society member, he is a probable accounting major.
Siedler is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound pitcher who has also lettered in football and indoor track at Jackson Liberty. He was an Ocean County American Legion All-Star and was a county Carpenter Cup nominee. Last week, he was named 2008 Offensive Player of the Year for Liberty's football team. Siedler expects to carry a double-major in education and history.
Felician, an NCAA Division II program, is coming off a 26-24 season in 2008. The Golden Falcons qualified for their third consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament with a 17-10 league record.