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THREE ADDED TO SAINT JOSEPH'S BASEBALL HALL; 2003 TEAM HONORED
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
PHILADELPHIA (11/09/03) - Bill DeAngelis, Dennis Fabian and Ron Obermeier are the three latest inductees to the Saint Joseph's University Baseball Hall of Fame. Their induction was part of the team's annual Awards Brunch held on Sunday, November 9 and brings the Hall's roster to 23 former players and coaches. Both 1968 grads, DeAngelis and Fabian were co-captains of the successful Hawk teams of the late 1960s, while Obermeier sparked SJU on the diamond from 1990-93. Although perhaps better known for his accomplishments on the hardwood, DeAngelis was also a standout on the baseball diamond captaining both the Hawk roundball and baseball squads as a senior. A native of Cherry Hill, N.J. (Cherry Hill). DeAngelis was a two-time honorable mention All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection at shortstop. The speedy middle infielder hit .303 for his career with 62 runs scored and a school record 11 triples. As a junior he topped the team in nine offensive categories, including batting average (.357) and home runs (6). As a senior he smacked a single season Hawk record seven triples, ranking second in the nation in that category. DeAngelis capped his career by being selected as SJU's Class of 1950 Award winner which is given to the university's top senior male athlete. A two-time All-MAC pick, Fabian dazzled on the diamond during his three varsity seasons. A clutch stick, the Haddonfield, N.J. product (Bishop Eustace) batted .331 with 60 RBI and a school record 23 doubles. He topped the squad in doubles and RBI each year. As a junior the rightfielder captured first team All-MAC honors after hitting .345 and topping the team in doubles, triples and RBI. A strong student, Fabian went on to medical school after graduation and is currently a practicing physician. Obermeier developed into one of the Hawks' most consistent hitters in the early 1990s. A 1993 SJU graduate, the Magnolia, N.J. native (Bishop Eustace) had a stellar four year career, compiling a .319 career batting average with 31 doubles and 116 runs scored. In 1993, the righfielder batted .329 with a team-high 33 RBI and set a school single season record for doubles (19), ranking third nationally, and career walks (102). The epitome of the student-athlete, he was a three-time Academic All-Atlantic 10 selection and a two-time Academic All-District pick. He capped his career by being named team MVP and was also selected as SJU's Class of 1950 Award winner. The Hawks' 2003 award winners were also honored. Senior Mike Walls (Hockessin, Del.) was named the Most Valuable Player. In addition to Walls, seniors took home the major individual awards as John Kokol (Aston, Pa.) was recognized as the Hitter of the Year, Erik Holman (Bridgeton, N.J.) was the Pitcher of the Year and Kevin Dougher (Blue Bell, Pa.) was tabbed as Defensive Player of the Year. Senior Mike DeLorenzo (Fairfield, N.J.) was named the recipient of the Loyalty Award. Junior Nick Baldasari (Jamison, Pa.) picked up the Coaches Award and classmate Al Braun (Audubon, N.J.) received the Most Improved Player Award. Ryan Stadanlick (Levittown, Pa.) and Jason Volker (Severn, Md.) were named co-Freshmen of the Year.