|1||Jacob Presnal||2018||2B/SS||Ludlow, MA|
|2||Chad Cramer||2016||1B||Scottsdale, AZ|
|3||Sameer Sharma||2018||OF||Ashland, MA|
|4||Javier Irizarry||2019||3B||Amherst, MA|
|5||Sammy St. Jean||2018||SS/P||West Springfield, MA|
|6||Charlie Carpenter*||2016||P/1B||Bedford, NY|
|7||Drew Rapoza*||2016||OF/P||Somerset, MA|
|8||Dylan Presnal*||2017||P/SS||Ludlow, MA|
|9||Jared Pantalony||2018||P/OF||Brooklyn, NY|
|10||Will Suter||2017||P||Lake Forest, IL|
|11||Owen MacPhee||2018||C/OF||Royalston, MA|
|12||Griffin McDowell||2018||P/OF||Vienna, VA|
|13||Jack Kilgallon||2016||2B||Bedford Hills, NY|
|14||Nick Solberg||2018||P||Santa Monica, CA|
|15||John Esposito||2017||C||Greenwich, CT|
|16||Colman Shea||2018||3B/P||Boston, MA|
|17||Cameron Snow||2018||1B||Winchester, MA|
|21||Brian Persons||2016||C||South Deerfield, MA|
|22||Rory Flaherty||2016||OF||Saratoga Springs, NY|
|24||Beau Dana||2017||P/OF||Marblehead, MA|
|Helen Hicks||2018||Manager||Jacksonville, FL|
|Amelia Evans||2018||Manager||Laguna Niguel, CA|
Steve August has worked in baseball since 1990. He served the Boston Red Sox as Traveling Secretary from 1990 to 1995 and as Assistant General Manager through 1998. He worked with players and coaches at all levels, traveled with the team, and managed baseball operations. Prior to his career in baseball, Steve taught English and coached at independent schools until 1985. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters from Harvard University.
From 2000-2001 Steve co-directed Wolfe Associates, a baseball and hockey agency. In 2003 Steve founded the New England Baseball Club, (The Ruffnecks). The Ruffnecks have earned a reputation as a nationally recognized College Development Baseball Program. In 2010 Steve was awarded the John Mocny Award for Distinguished Service by the Continental Amateur Baseball Association. In 2011 the Ruffnecks were named National Program of the Year. Steve was also honored by the Massachusetts High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2012. He serves the baseball community as an advocate for players in the college recruiting process, working with student-athletes who aspire to play in college. Steve spearheaded the construction and was the CEO of the New England Baseball Complex, the only turfed baseball facility of its kind in the Northeast.
He and his wife, Anne, have two children, Sam and Jennifer, and a grandson, Niko.
Dr. Lopez grew up playing baseball in Puerto Rico and Florida. He played high school baseball as a catcher. While pursuing his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, he played in San Francisco’s Adult Hardball League. Moreover, while finishing his dissertation at Columbia University, he played in New York City’s Men’s Adult Baseball League. During this time, he also coached baseball youth leagues. In essence, Dr. Lopez has never not played ball.
In 2006, Dr. Lopez began grappling, training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu mixes wrestling, judo, and ground grappling techniques to submit an opponent and winning a match by getting them to “tap out.” Dr. Lopez received his black belt from America Top Team mixed martial arts after ten years of continuous training. He has been teaching jiu-jitsu for the past four years.
Dr. Lopez is looking forward to assisting the baseball and wrestling teams at Deerfield Academy.