Baseball Honors Pour In For Jack Hennessy

The anchor of the 2008 soccer defense — and ’09  quad-captain — had an impressive spring on the baseball diamond.

After leading the Wreckers to the FCIAC championship — batting .463 on the season, and being named league tournament MVP — the 2nd baseman racked up these honors:

  • New Haven Register All-State
  • Norwalk Hour Player of the Year
  • Connecticut Post All-Star
  • Junior Select All-Star
  • All-FCIAC first team
  • Captain for 2010

Jack promises to continue his winning ways on Loeffler Field this fall.

Jack Hennessy

3 responses to “Baseball Honors Pour In For Jack Hennessy

  1. Great stuff Jack!!

    Can anyone name any other Staples soccer players that have be standout Staples baseball players too? If yes, who?

    Back in my high school days, our travel team coach frowned upon playing (or for that matter coaching) baseball in the spring, as it would conflict with spring soccer.

    • Great point, Jon. I have changed my philosophy 180 degrees from those prehistoric days. I think it’s great that a number of our players play only soccer year-round, at the highest level possible. But I also understand that others benefit from playing several sports. The cross-training, exposure to different coaching methods and avoidance of burnout are all important factors. There is no one right answer; each athlete has to consider what’s best for him, his development, his goals, and act accordingly.

      I am proud that our soccer players contribute very meaningfully to Staples’ excellence in track, baseball, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, skiing, tennis, golf, and several sports I know I’m forgetting.

      As for other great soccer/baseball players: Chip Young ’68, Steve Baumann ’70 and Steve McCoy ’71 leap immediately to mind. I will be crucified for not mentioning others, so I welcome reminders of those I’ve missed.

  2. tracey hennessy

    Interesting comments and soccer-baseball history! There were a number of past coaches who were very unhappy with all of us when Jack had to miss something because of another sport. Finally, redemption!
    Like you said, Dan, each athlete to his own.

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