SOMERSET, N.J. (May 23, 2013) – Recent Mount St. Mary's graduates Mark Quaranta (Virginia Beach, Va./Loyola Blakefield) and Tom Healy (Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin) were recognized for their standout senior seasons with All-Northeast Conference baseball accolades. Quaranta earned First Team All-NEC for the utility position, while Healy made the Second Team as an outfielder.
Quaranta split time playing in the outfield, as well as catching and playing the role of designated hitter to become the fourth Mount player in the last four years to earn All-NEC recognition for utility. The senior led the Mount with 26 walks and placed second on the team with 29 RBIs, third with 47 hits and fourth with a .280 batting average. Defensively, Quaranta committed just three errors in the field all season.
Quaranta, who was a Second Team All-NEC selection last season as a catcher, hit .286 in NEC play with two home runs, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
In the Mount's record book, Quaranta ranks first in all-time walks (76) and is also 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). Earlier this month, Quaranta was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team.
Healy became the first Mountaineer to capture All-NEC accolades as an outfielder since Shane Eyler took home First Team honors in 2009. The Mount's everyday centerfielder put together a .380 batting average, which was tied for the third-best single season average in program history.
Healy's final stat line for the 2013 season included six home runs, 60 hits, 25 RBIs and 30 runs scored to go with 10 stolen bases. In games against NEC competition, his average jumped up to .392 with five home runs, 40 hits, 15 RBIs, 22 runs and six stolen bases.
Following a 13-for-16 performance in a four-game homestand against Fairleigh Dickinson, Healy received national attention by being named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and College Baseball Insider. For his career, Healy tied for seventh on the Mount's all-time list with four triples and ninth with a .507 slugging percentage.