Nova Southeastern added its fifth professional signing of 2015, as senior Roberto Baroniel of Miami inked a contract to play for the Normal (Illinois) Cornbelters of the Frontier League.
Baroniel was Nova’s Friday night starter for the past two seasons, posting an 11-8 record during that span. The right-hander finished second on the staff this past season with 69 strikeouts.
His best game came against Florida Southern, when he threw a complete game with a career-high 10 strikeouts, earning the Sunshine State Conference and South Region Pitcher of the Week awards.
▪ Nova Southeastern junior Josh Glick was named an All-American by the Jewish Sports Review.
Glick led all Sharks pitchers in ERA this past season, posting a 0.42 mark.
Swimming and diving
The Nova Southeastern men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America teams.
The women’s team finished with an overall 3.07 grade-point average, while the men’s team’s 3.01 GPA placed it in the top 35 in Division II.
▪ Miami Southwest catcher Rey Pastrana signed with Marshall University. Second baseman Tony Gomez is headed to St. Thomas. First baseman Jesse Duran signed with ASA College in Miami. Shortstop Robert Campo signed with Palm Beach Atlantic, and third baseman Austin Sprinkle signed with Lynn University in Boca Raton.
▪ Gulliver Prep announced Matthew Rothstein as its new girls’ volleyball coach. Rothstein started as an assistant coach in 2006 for both the girls’ and boys’ varsity teams at Coral Reef.
Rothstein was also the director and coach for the Tribe Volleyball Club in Florida. He inaugurated the Soflo Sand Volleyball Academy in 2013, where he was the director of the program and coached sand volleyball to children ages 13-18.
▪ Miami Southridge’s Symone Mason finished fourth overall at the recent Prefontaine Classic in Oregon. Mason (200 meters, 400 meters) will now head to Chicago to try out for the United States World Youth Track team.