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Mariel Checo – Mariel attended Norman Thomas HS where he led the Tigers to their first ever PSAL A Division Title. In 2009 he led the city in strikeouts by a large margin and was named both league and championship MVP. He was drafted and signed by the New York Yankees in 2009. In 2011 he closed out the GCL Championship game earning the save and earning a Championship ring after striking out 41 batters in 27 innings that season. After striking out 10.7 per 9 in his Minor League career, Mariel continued his pro career where he was named to the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Team playing for the York Revolution.

Alex Pangorulias – Alex was a standout High School RHP at Bayside HS where he was among the PSAL leaders in strikeouts, fewest hits and walks allowed. He graduated in 2010 and went down to Texas, playing for Odessa College for 2 years before transferring to Queensborough CC, where he was named MVP in the CUNY Championship game. Upon completing his collegiate career at Farmingdale State College, he set the record for lowest batting average against in a season and finished 2nd in school history for career saves. Alex then began his coaching under former Major League veteran Keith Osik at Farmingdale State College and presently is Queensborough CC Recruiting Coordinator and Pitching Coach.

Marcus Cayenne – While attending Howard University, Marcus was a volunteer baseball coach at West Virginia State University and Howard University. Upon graduating Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas Law School, Marcus took an internship with the Washington Nationals in the Baseball Operations Department. In 2009, he was named Area Scout for the Oakland Athletics covering Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. Since returning to the New York Metropolitan area, he became Assistant Coach for Norman Thomas HS.

Kevin Brown – Kevin was a prolific middle of the lineup hitter during his tenure at Bayside High School, culminating with a .433 average in his senior year in 2008. Brown, who finished with a career batting average over .400, was sidetracked by multiple back surgeries which eliminated his ability to pursue collegiate baseball. After earning his degree at Queens College in 2014, he returned as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater where he helped Bayside claim their first ever PSAL AA City Championship in 2016. Kevin then helped lead the Commodores to the second round of the 2017 PSAL AAA division playoffs.