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12 John Soldinger

2013: Appeared in 16 games ... made 13 starts ... 92 1/3 innings pitched ... batters hit just .230 against him ... led pitching staff with five victories ... earned the win with six innings of solid work vs. Youngstown State on March 9 ... tossed a complete-game victory vs. Rider on April 13, a 3-1 Manhattan win ... struck out seven and allowed one earned run to gain the win in game one at Saint Peter's on April 27 ... pitched a complete game in Jaspers' 3-2 win over Lafayette on May 4 ... gained the win with seven complete innings at Siena on May 16 in final collegiate start.

2012: All-MAAC First Team selection... started 13 of 16 appearances, pitching 94 1/3 innings... ranked second in the MAAC with six wins...led the conference and was 10th nationally with six complete games... maintained a .259 batting average against, which was ranked in the top-10 of the MAAC... tied for the lead in the league with five conference victories... won his last four starts of the regular-season, beginning with a complete game victory at Canisius (4/21)... 53 strikeouts were the eighth most in the MAAC... posted a 3.24 ERA and .248 batting average against versus conference opponents... Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week twice on March 6 and May 14... struck out a season-high eight batters and allowed only two hits in seven strong innings at #20 Maryland (3/2)... tossed a 5-hit complete game shutout without yielding a walk and posted six strikeouts in a 1-0 victory over Saint Peter's (5/12)... pitched 58 1/3 innings against MAAC opponents, striking out 30 batters... registered a MAAC best five complete games in league contests... made two appearances in the MAAC Tournament against Rider (5/24) and in the championship round versus Canisius (5/26) helping Manhattan to its second straight title.

2011: MAAC Pitcher of the Year... selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region First Team... named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team after pitching a complete game, six strikeout performance in a 3-2 victory over Canisius (5/26)... one of forty-five players in NCAA Division I to be selected to the NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List... led the MAAC with 10 victories and he posted 66 strikeouts in 106 innings of work... pitched six complete games, including a complete game victory over Notre Dame (3/4)... recorded a team-high 3.57 ERA and limited opponents to a .248 batting average... ranked second in the MAAC striking out 31 batters looking... started 12 of 14 appearances during the regular-season... posted a 7-1 record in MAAC contests and ranked third with a 1.96 ERA in league games... led the conference with 22 strikeouts looking in MAAC contests and was fourth in the league with 44 strikeouts against league opponents... limited MAAC opponents to a .221 batting average that was the fifth lowest in the conference... earned MAAC Pitcher of the Week honors on March 21 after earning the save in a 2-1 victory at Seton Hall (3/16) and pitching eight scoreless innings at LaSalle (3/18)... named MAAC Pitcher of the Week for the second time on March 28 after pitching a complete game with a career-high 10 strikeouts to earn a 3-1 victory at Siena (3/26)... won six consecutive starts from March 26 to May 7... started team leading 14th game of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Florida (6/3).

2010: MAAC Relief Pitcher of the Year... earned Second Team All-MAAC honors after leading Manhattan with a 2.83 ERA and posting a 5-3 record on the hill... appeared in 21 games and started seven... finished second in the conference with seven saves... struck out 48 batters and completed the year second in the MAAC with 27 strikeouts looking... posted a team best .266 batting average against... named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on March 2 after holding #10 Miami scoreless and struck out five to earn a four inning save in his collegiate debut... selected MAAC Rookie of the Week on March 22 and May 17... earned three saves in consecutive appearances over an eight day stretch at West Virginia (3/12), Seton Hall (3/17) and Liberty (3/20)... won four of his last five starts of the regular-season... logged a career-high six strikeouts versus Siena (5/20)... threw seven strong innings and struck out three, helping Manhattan win its MAAC Tournament contest with Marist (5/27).... named to the 45-player watch list for the 2010 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, which is given to the top reliever in NCAA Division I.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Four year letterwinner at Bay Shore High School under head coach Dennis McManaway... selected All-League, All-County and Second Team All-Long Island as a junior and senior... posted a 7-2 record, 1.21 ERA during junior campaign... participated in the 2008 Empire State Games as part of the Long Island Team... lettered two years in volleyball earning All-League and All-County recognition as a junior and senior... was a three year participant of Bay Shore High School's Peer Support Committee.

PERSONAL: A marketing major... the son of John and Laurie Soldinger... has a brother, Jordan, and a sister, Jamie.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bay Shore, N.Y.
High School: Bay Shore
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