Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
Island Trees graduate Ryan MacDonald is a key contributor on the Division 1 Fairleigh Dickinson University varsity baseball team. The Knights are coached by former Island Trees teacher Gary Puccio. They are currently in third place in the Northeast Conference.
MacDonald is hitting .333, by going 11 for 33. He has started 11 games and has played in 30 of the Knights 33 games. MacDonald also has six walks, for a .436 on-base percentage. He has five RBIs and he has been perfect defensively by having 106 chances without an error.
He has also appeared in some games as a pitcher. MacDonald was a key member of last year’s Island Trees County Finalist team and was also the recipient of the 2011 “Peter Fazio Scholarship.”