Former #Seawolves All-American struck out first MLB batter Austin Jackson
Former #Seawolves All-American will become third Stony Brook alumnus to play in big leagues.
SNY does segment on Tom Koehler and Nick Tropeano called up to the Majors
Former #Seawolves All-American becomes third Stony Brook baseball pitcher active in Major League Baseball
#Seawolves pitcher won 26 games in four years and was a two-time first-team All-America East pitcher.
2011: Drafted in fifth round of 2011 First-Year Player Draft by Houston Astros ... named Louisville Slugger second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ... a NCBWA second team All-American ... earned second team All-American honors from ABCA ... selected as one of 25 finalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year award ... one of 40 players named to College Baseball Lineup's All-Star team ... picked to the midseason watch list for Golden Spikes Award, given to top amateur baseball player in the country ... named America East Pitcher of the Year ... first player in America East history to earn AE Pitcher of the Year award twice ... selected to ABCA All-Northeast Region first team ... went 12-1 with 1.84 ERA in 14 starts ... set America East single season record in victories and strikeouts (119) ... allowed 63 hits in 93.0 innings ... held opponents to a .191 batting average ... named America East Pitcher of the Week five times ... ranked fifth in the nation in victories and strikeouts per nine innings (11.52) ... was 17th in country in hits allowed per nine innings (6.1) ... was 27th in ERA ... struck out 10 or more batters six times ... combined with Brandon McNitt on no-hitter on March 27 against Army ... struck out career-high 14 batters in 7.0 innings on April 2 against New York Tech ... struck out eight in 6.0 shutout innings to earn victory over Florida Atlantic on Feb. 25 ... struck out 10 in 8.0 shutout innings to earn win against Michigan.
2010: Named America East Co-Pitcher of the Year ... selected a third team all-american by College Baseball Lineup ... named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region first team ... a three-time America East Pitcher of the Week ... went 8-4 with a 2.44 ERA in 14 starts ... struck out an America East best 106 batters in 99.2 innings ... ERA mark ranked 22nd in the country ... was 17th in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (6.86) ... had the best ERA in the America East during conference play (1.29) ... led the conference in strikeouts per game (9.6), complete games (seven) and innings per start (7.1) ... was second in opponent batting average (.213) ... went at least 7.0 innings in 10 starts ... hurled six-hitter to earn victory against Iona (3/20) ... allowed one earned run and struck out a career-high 13 batters ... struck out nine in four-hit shutout against UMBC (4/17) ... allowed one run in 8.0 innings to earn win against Albany (4/24) ... struck out 10 ... struck out 11 in another four-hit shutout against UMBC (5/8) ... had 11 strikeouts in 6.0 shutout innings against Binghamton (5/21) ... gave up one run on four hits in 8.0 innings to earn victory against Maine in opening round of America East tournament (5/26) ... allowed three earned runs in 8.0 innings against Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach Regional (6/4).
2009: Named to America East All-Rookie team ... went 5-1 in 58.0 innings of work ... made 14 appearances including eight starts ... hurled team-high four complete games ... struck out 50 batters and walked just 16 ... ranked third in the America East in strike outs per game (7.76) ... picked up first collegiate victory with 4.0 innings of relief in win over IPFW (3/7) ... allowed two runs in 7.0 innings of work against LeMoyne (3/21) in first career start ... picked up victory, striking out seven against the Dolphins ... hurled four-hit shutout in win over New York Tech (3/28) ... allowed one run and three hits in 7.0 innings to earn victory against Albany (4/26) ... striking out a season-high eight.
High School: Played three years of varsity baseball at West Islip HS ... a co-captain as senior ... a 2008 All-County and All-Long Island selection ... a 2007 All-League pick ... led team to a 23-5 record and Suffolk Class AA championship in 2008 ... went 8-1 with a 1.50 ERA as a senior, striking out 83 in 64.0 innings of work ... earned two varsity letters in football at West Islip ... a captain and All-County selection as senior.
Personal: Nicholas Tropeano ... born August 27, 1990 ... son of Paul and Debrah Tropeano ... favorite TV show: Sportscenter ... favorite movie: Rocky ... favorite actor: Vince Vaughn ... favorite sports hero: Lance Armstrong.