BABSON PARK, Massachusetts – Quinnipiac baseball senior first baseman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Connecticut) and junior catcher Lou Iannotti (North Haven, Connecticut) have been named to the University Division All-Star Team at the 41st Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game.
Former Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan Gooley will also be honored at the All-Star game as he is receiving the Butterfield Award.
The NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, May 31 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts with first pitch scheduled for 7 P.M. Guglietti, Iannotti and the University Division All-Stars, which consists of Division I baseball players, will face off against the College Division All-Star Team, comprised of Division II and Division III players.
Guglietti will compete in the NEIBA All-Star Game for the second consecutive season. Earlier this month, Guglietti was named to the NEIBA All-New England Second Team at First Base, the MAAC First Team at First Base, and to the MAAC Baseball All-Tournament Team. Guglietti went 7 for 13 in the MAAC Tournament with a triple, a home run, four runs scored, five RBIs and five walks.
This past season, Guglietti led the Bobcats with a .330 batting average, .414 on base percentage, .589 slugging percentage, 10 home runs, 47 RBI, 27 walks, three triples, 43 runs scored and was second on the team with 65 hits and 15 doubles. Guglietti set career-highs in each category except batting average and doubles. He finished his four-year career with the fourth most hits in program history with 228. Guglietti also was first in program history with 49 doubles, 14th in program history and 10th in the Division I era with 18 home runs, fifth in program history and second in the Division I era with 132 RBIs, 15th in program history and 11th in the Division I era with 116 runs scored.
Iannotti had a breakout season for the Bobcats as he batted .284 with 11 doubles, two triples and a home run. He also drove in 36 RBIs, scored 26 runs, 56 hits and 10 stolen bases. Iannotti was second on the team in RBIs, third in stolen bases, fourth in doubles and walks, and fifth in hits and runs scored.
Gooley joins a prestigious list of New England Baseball coaches to be awarded the Butterfield Award, named after longtime University of Maine head coach Jack Butterfield who compiled a 240-169-2 record at Maine as a coach from 1957 to 1974, and finished third in the College World Series in 1964. The award is presented to an active or former New England head coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of baseball that Butterfield demonstrated throughout his career. Former winners of the award include Northeastern's Neil McPhee, former University of New Haven head coach Frank Vieira, the University of Connecticut's Andy Baylock and the University of Southern Maine's Ed Flaherty.
In his 29 year career as a head coach before retiring after the 2013-14 season, Gooley compiled 530 victories, including 429 at Quinnipiac. Gooley also spent five seasons at the helm of the University of Hartford where he won 101 games. Gooley won two Northeast Conference Regular Season Championships and one NEC Tournament Championship in the Division I Era at Quinnipiac. He also led the Bobcats to its lone trip to the NCAA Division I Regional at the University of Texas in 2005. In the Division II era at Quinnipiac, Gooley advanced to three NCAA Division II Regional Appearances and reached the Division II College World Series in 1983.