2009-11-27 / Sports

Duggan Signs Baseball Scholarship To Attend NYIT

Johnny Duggan

Archbishop Molloy's senior righthanded pitcher and DH, Johnny Duggan, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Coach Bob Hirschfield at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.

The Bears play in the NCAA Division I and participate in the Great West Conference along with the University of Northern Colorado, Chicago State, Houston Baptist, NJIT, North Dakota, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley.

Duggan, an alumnus of the Rockaway Little League, has played on the travel ball circuit with St. Columba, Rockaway Cadets, Long Island Lightning and the Rockaway Sea Dawgs (founded by John Duggan Sr. and Berkley Carroll varsity coach Walter Paller).

During this past summer, while playing for the Long Island Storm with Coach John Mangieri, Duggan drew offers from Concordia and Molloy and interest from C.W. Post, Adelphi, Mercy and Queens College.

Duggan gave a verbal to NYIT Coach Hirschfield at the end of August. He based his decision to commit to NYIT on the strength of their baseball program and financial commitment to him, as well as his interest in film and digital media. Duggan has been accepted to NYIT as a Communication Arts major.

He follows a family sports tradition, along with his sister Dawn, who played softball at Molloy College and graduated from the school in 2008. She is presently a mathematics teacher and junior varsity softball coach at Fontbonne Hall Academy High School.

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