Key member of 2012 College World Series team now thriving as a catcher in Tampa Bay organization.
Ten Stony Brook baseball players active in Major/Minor League Baseball.
Seawolves won NCAA-best 52 games and advanced to College World Series.
Seawolves had seven players taken in 2012 draft.
Travis Jankowski named first team All-American.
Stony Brook vs. UCLA: CWS Game 1
2012:Picked by San Diego Padres in 11th round of 2012 MLB Draft ... ABCA third team All-American ... named to Coral Gables Regional All-tournament team ... selected to All-America East first team ... named Louisville Slugger preseason third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ... hit .429 (6-for-14) in season-opening (2/24-2/26) round robin at Nicholls State ... had six hits in three-game set at East Carolina ... named America East Player of the Week on March 5 ... hit .421 (8-for-19) at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis (3/9-3/11) ... had a double, triple and home run against Yale (3/18) ... drove in two runs and scored two runs ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI including two-run home run in victory over Columbia (3/23) ... tallied two hits and two RBI against Hartford (4/21) ... drove in two runs in back-to-back games against UMBC (4/28/-29).
2011: All-America East first team selection ... ABCA All-Northeast Region second team selection ... named America East Player of the Week on March 16 ... started all 54 games at second base ... led the America East with 55 runs scored ... ranked second in the conference in RBI (43) and on-base percentage (.433) ... was third in doubles (20) and fourth in batting average (.343) and hits (68) ... 19th toughest player in the nation to strikeout (1/per 18 AB) ... ranked in the top 100 in the country in runs and doubles ... second on the team in multi-hit games (22), multi-RBI games (12) and home runs (five) ... went 3-for-4 in series finale against No. 17 North Carolina (3/5) ... had three hits and three RBI against NJIT (3/18) ... drove in career-high five runs against New York Tech (4/2) ... went 2-for-3 with four RBI against Hartford (3/8) ... had career-high five hits in five at-bats to go along with five runs scored against Binghamton (5/13).
2010: Named to America East All-Rookie team ... selected to America East All-Tournament team ... named America East Rookie of the Week on April 20 ... appeared in 55 games, making 52 starts at second base ... third on team with .344 batting average ... had 10 doubles and four home runs ... had 18 multi-game games ... had three hits against UNC-Wilmington in first collegiate game (3/6) ... had season-high four hits including first home run against Iona (3/17) ... recorded three hits at San Diego State (3/29) ... hit .545 (.545) in three-game series against UMBC (4/17/-4/18) ... hit .375 (6-for-16) and scored five runs in three games at America East tournament ... had four hits in 10 at-bats at Myrtle Beach Regional ... also drove in three runs.
High School: Played three years at York Mills Collegiate in Toronto, Canada ... played for Ontario Youth team that won gold medal at Canada Cup ... named Best Defensive Player of the Canada Cup ... played for Canadian Junior National team ... drafted by Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 MLB First Year Player draft.
Personal: Maxx Tissenbaum ... son of Gerry Tissenbaum and Lisa Taerk ... born July 25, 1991 ... has sister-Molly ... Most Impressive I've ever met is: Carlos Delgado ... Person I look up to most: My Dad ... My Favorite Sports Hero: Derek Jeter.