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Champions aren't made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

 

 


 

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2016 - Cory Hegedus
2015 - Eric Loucks
2014 - Grant Fox
2013 - Tyler Lilja
2012 - Anthony Fanelli
2011 - Zach Zimmerman
2010 - Tim Norris
2009 - Jon Murphy
2008 - Dan Norris
2007 - Zack Martin
2006 - Mike Harvat
2005 - Brandon Gnesda
2004 - Dave Campbell
2003 - Tyler Anderson
2002 - Eric Floriani

 

Growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sandy Sanderson attended Shaler Area High School where he lettered in Baseball and Ice Hockey. Upon graduation, Sandy attended the United States Coast Guard Academy as a recruit to both their Baseball and Hockey programs. After one year in the Academy, Sandy transferred to Penn State University where he could study Mechanical Engineering. An unsuccessful tryout with the DI Varsity Baseball Program led him to discover a new calling. After learning of the Penn State Baseball Club's Intramural League, he became involved and quickly realized the talent pool that existed in Happy Valley.

His energy and enthusiasm for the game of Baseball motivated him to begin a travel team with the intent to play smaller college teams in the Pennsylvania area. Soon the schedule grew from 2 to 17 to 34 and finally 41 games during his senior campaign. Over the course of his coaching tenure, he accrued a .628 winning percentage (59-33-2) overall and a .860 percentage (43-6-1) against club teams. While platooning the infield between first and third base, Sandy also went on to a career batting average of .412 (105-255), batting over .400 every year except his senior. One of Sandy's proudest coaching accomplishments is that he sent at least one player from the club team to the varsity squad in every year that he coached (7 players in total). Sandy received his degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a minor in Business Logistics in August of 2000. He currently resides in his home town of Glenshaw, PA in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Sandy splits his time working with the NCBA and commuting to his Consulting position with Booz Allen & Hamilton in Southern Maryland.

 

Over the past several years, club baseball has grown and become extremely competitive.  The Association continues to grow and there are now over 130 schools participating in 26 conferences across the country.  Teams compete within and outside of their conference with a 30+ game schedule.  There is not only travel to schools but also destinations south for Spring Training and the Annual NCBA World Series. 

 

For more information visit the NCBA web site at: www.clubbaseball.org .