Aces Manager David DeSilva is excited to announce the roster for the 2015 Alexandria Aces! We have begun the countdown to Opening Day and it stands a mere 46 days away. With an eye on recruiting players from top-notch Division I and Division II University and College programs throughout the country, Coach DeSilva has communicated extensively throughout the past eight months with coaches and prospective players to assemble a team to not only succeed in the newly formed Cal Ripken League South Division, but to make a concerted run through the Cal Ripken League playoffs. Arrange your schedules to attend all 20 Aces Home Games at Frank Mann Field at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria starting with the Home Opener on June 4th at 7 PM!
Kory Behenna-Wingate University
Jacob Craver-University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Nick DiEva-Stony Brook University
Matt Doughty-University of Virginia
Trevor Eulenbach-Weatherford College
Brandon Justice-College of Charleston
Alex Kinch-Wayne State University
Billy Lescher-University of Pennsylvania
Carter Love-College of Charleston
Wade McNabb-Stetson University
Gabe Mosser-Shippensburg University
Joe Rosenstein-Siena College
Joe Smidt-University of Nebraska-Kearney
Mike Torres-Wilmington (DE) University
James Walsh-Boston College
Jake Wersinger- Wilmington (DE) University
Brandt Frazier-Rice University
Jake Kennedy-Shippensburg University
Mike Annone- Wilmington (DE) University
Bradley Brown-Wingate University
Jack Huggins-Clemson University
Brett Netzer- University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Jackson Owens-Florida State University
Andrew Pope-Davidson University
Harrison Scanlon-Western Kentucky University
Griffin Harms-Wayne State University
Anthony Pacheco- University of Nebraska-Kearney
Danny Pardo-Campbell University
Will Roberson-Davidson University
Tad Sobieszczanski-Hillsdale College
View the Aces full roster here
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Alexandria Aces Manager David DeSilva has spent the better part of six months assembling a roster of 30 ballplayers. With players recruited from multiple programs, including several perennially strong NCAA Division I universities, the 2015 Aces are poised to contend for the League Championship after qualifying for the playoffs the past two seasons. The roster currently features 15 pitchers (11 right-handers and 4 left-handers), 3 catchers, 2 first basemen, 5 infielders, and 5 outfielders.
Represented Division I conferences include the following:
America East: Stony Brook (NY)
Atlantic 10: Davidson
Atlantic Coast: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Virginia
Atlantic Sun: Stetson (FL)
Big South: Campbell (NC)
Colonial Athletic Association: College of Charleston
Conference USA: Florida International, Rice, UNC-Charlotte, Western Kentucky
Ivy League: Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic: Siena (NY)
Sun Belt: Arkansas St
Represented Division II conferences include the following:
Central Atlantic Collegiate: Wilmington (DE)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics: Hillsdale (MI), Wayne St (MI)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association: Nebraska Kearney
Pennsylvania State Athletic: Shippensburg
South Atlantic Conference: Wingate (SC)
Finally, Junior College is represented:
North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference: Weatherford (TX)
Stay tuned for the formal roster announcement!
The Alexandria Aces are excited to announce the promotion of Mr. Lou Nolan as the next General Manager of the Alexandria Aces. After the conclusion of the 2014 season Lou was hired as a “Special Advisor” to Aces Manager David DeSilva. In that role, he helped prepare the Aces for a strong 2015 campaign utilizing his skills to broaden the Aces brand recognition, strengthen ties in the Alexandria Community and provide support to DeSilva where needed. Lou’s General Manager duties are in effect immediately.
While this is Lou’s first foray on a Front Office Staff, Lou brings an insatiable passion for the game as a lifelong baseball fan who has attended over 1300 Major, Minor, Independent, Winter or College Summer League games at almost 300 distinct venues in the United States, Mexico and Canada. A fan of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League upon moving to Fort Meade, MD in the summer of 2011, he has attended over 100 CRCBL games and visited all the different venues.
Now retired and working fulltime as a Department of Defense civilian employee at Fort Meade, Lou offers a wealth of leadership and organizational skills to the Aces which he acquired during a 28 year career in the United States Air Force. He is intrigued with the challenge to continue the recent successes of the Alexandria Aces on the field and continue their sustained growth as a recognized jewel in the local community. Nolan remarked, “I am thrilled with the opportunity to join a solid franchise with a vision and desire to succeed both on and off the field. I look forward to sustaining an atmosphere and product that not only develops the players, but also provides developmental opportunities for team coaches and interns. I am also motivated to benefit the team in ways that build upon the hours and contributions provided to the Aces by current and past board members, local sponsors, game day staff, and host families. I’ve joined a heckuva good organization!”
The Aces are excited to welcome Lou as the new General Manager!
Taylor Neuhart is a sophomore at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently a pitcher for the Lipscomb Lady Bison softball team and competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Taylor is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and is planning on furthering her education by working towards a masters in Administration. She is an avid baseball fan and is a true student of the game. Taylor has experience as an umpire for a youth softball organization and for the past several years has held positions as an assistant and pitching coach for elite travel fastpitch organizations that compete nationwide. During this time she also has trained and mentored numerous fastpitch pitchers. Taylor is a native of Alexandria and is excited to support her hometown Aces.
The Aces are excited to announce the return of a key 2014 intern!
Ali Murphy is a Junior at Morehead State University, pursuing a bachelors degree in Business Administration-Marketing. For the past two years Ali has worked for the University as an assistant to the Director of Athletic Marketing. She has had the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of marketing at the collegiate level. While she has enjoyed promoting all University athletics and improving the game day experience for fans, her main focus and interest lie with the MSU Basketball and Baseball programs. With the experience she has gained, Ali aspires to have a career in marketing for a professional sports team.
Ali returns to the Aces in 2015, after spending her first season with the Aces as the Assistant Director of Marketing during the summer of 2014. Her contributions to the Aces included sponsor relations, game day promotions and operations. Ali looks forward to increasing the Aces fan base and is excited to be a part of the growth of this organization. We are excited to bring her passion and experience back to Alexandria.