HAWKS IN THE PROFESSIONAL RANKS

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: February 21, 2008
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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

Many different Hawks have gone on to the professional or Olympic ranks in their respective sports:

Baseball
DI players selected in MLB Draft:
Ryan Terry (INF: 2008-11) [20th Round, 2011, Tampa Bay Rays]
Ryan Buch (RHP: 2007-09) [8th Round, 2009, Chicago White Sox]
Brett Brach (RHP: 2007-09) [10th Round, 2009, Cleveland Indians]
Brad Brach (RHP: 2005-08) [42nd Round, 2008, San Diego Padres]
Kyle Higgins (SS: 2005-08) [31st Round, 2008, Texas Rangers]
Lance Koenig (SS/2B/C: 2000-03) [22nd Round, 2003, Houston Astros]
Chris Della Rocco (RHP: 2004) [28th Round, 2004, St. Louis Cardinals]
Mike St. Martine (C: 2001-03) [12th Round, 2003, Montreal Expos]

DI players who played professionally after MU:
Doug Appel (1994-96)
Nick Del Gozzo (2B/3B: 1995-98)
Bobby Dombrowski (C: 2008-2010)
Jack Forbes (3B: 1984-85) - Signed free agent contract with Baltimore Orioles
Glen Keeton (RHP: 2000-04)
Jay Law (OF: 1999-02)
Mike Liloia (RHP: 1994-96)
Matt Marc-Aurele (LHP: 2004-08)
Nick Massari (SS/2B: 2003-06)
Kyle Messineo (SS/2B: 2006-07)
Chris Montenegro (1998-99) - Signed free agent contract with Seattle Mariners
Andrew Palmieri (LHP: 2001-04)
George West (1995-98) - Signed free agent contract with Milwaukee Brewers

Men's Basketball
Corey Albano (Pallacanestro Varese in Italy)
Giedrius Aidietis (Lithuania)
Mustafa Barksdale
Alex Blackwell (Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and won a gold medal for the United States at the 1990 World Championships).
Brian Boxler (Troester Breitenguessbach)
Dwayne Byfield
Dejan Delic (Serbia)
John Giraldo
Corey Hallett (Austria)
Blake Hamilton (Austria)
Rahsaan Johnson (Turkey)
Alex Nunner (Austria)
Kevin Owens (Roanoke Dazzle of the NDBL)
Alex Sturm (Saint-Quinten in France)
Gintautas Vileita (Lithuania)
Steve Wriedt (Germany)

Women's Basketball
LaKia Barber (BBC Black Star Mersch [Luxembourg], 2009)
Jennifer Bender (SV Halle Lions [Germany], 2009)
Niamh Dwyer (Irish National Team 2003-07; Teo [Villinius Lithuania] 2006; SK Cesis [Latvia] 2007)

Football
Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys 2006-present) 
Mike Castellano (AAFL's Team Arkansas 2007)
Matt Hill (Calgary Stampeders 2007)
Will Holder (New York Dragons 2003-2007)
John Nalbone (Miami Dolphins 2009-10; Minnesota Vikings 2010; Denver Broncos 2010)

Men's Soccer
Damon Albino (NJ Stallions 2002)
John Babula (NJ Stallions 2000; NY Freedom 2001)
Tom Gray (Kansas City Wizards 2008-present)
Ed Haydon (Richmond Kickers 2006)
Steven Holloway (Waikato United [New Zealand] 2007-present)
Dave Janazic (NJ Riptide 1999)
Kyle LeBarron (NJ Stallions 2000)
Hugh MacDonald (NY Red Bull 2007)
Damon Wilson (Philadelphia Kixx 2008-present)

Women's Soccer
Christie Rampone (Captain of U.S. National Soccer Team 1997-present)

Softball
Sue Micchelli (Foirlini Forli [Italy] 2006-present)

Track & Field
Jason Fennes (400 Hurdles- MU '96)
Dave Gaines (Puerto Rican National Team- MU '07)
Jon Kalnas (Shot put- MU ' 02)
Bobby Smith (Javelin- MU '05)
Tisifenee Taylor (Jumps- MU ' 07)



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