Mark Quaranta Named ECAC Second Team All-Star for Utility Position

Mark Quaranta Named ECAC Second Team All-Star for Utility Position

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Centerville, Mass. (July 2, 2013) – Recently graduated Mount St. Mary's baseball player Mark Quaranta was rewarded for his senior campaign with an Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Second Team All-Star selection for the utility position, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Quaranta was one of four Northeast Conference players to land on the All-Star team, joining Bryant's Kevin Brown (First Team), Sacred Heart's John Murphy (Second Team) and Central Connecticut State's Dylan DelaCruz (Second Team).

The Loyola Blakefield product spent his senior season playing all over the diamond, including in the outfield, catching and serving as the team's designated hitter. In May, Quaranta was voted First Team All-NEC for the utility spot by conference coaches following a 2013 season with a .280 batting average, 29 RBIs, 47 hits, three home runs and 26 walks. In the field, Quaranta committed just three errors.

As a Second Team All-NEC catcher in 2012, Quaranta tallied a .333 average with 34 RBIs, 64 hits, four home runs and 26 walks.

Quaranta left his mark on the program, finishing his career ranked in the top eight in Mount history in six categories. His career standings include: first all time in walks (76), fourth in games played (185), fifth in at bats (605), sixth in hits (188), tied for sixth in doubles (37) and tied for eighth in total bases (255).

In addition to awards for his play on the field, Quaranta earned a 3.98 cumulative grade point average while majoring in economics and business. For his work in the classroom, he was named NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the graduating male student-athlete with the highest GPA. He was also awarded NEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year for baseball this season.