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DETROIT — With year one of Marygrove baseball in the books, head coach Ryan Kottke, alongside assistants Brett Borrocci and Phil Macke, have turned their full attention to recruiting for team two â a squad that returns a cast of student-athletes with previous college playing experience. On Tuesday (June 9), Kottke and crew added more experience to the 2015 class when St. Clair Community College transfer Jason Monk II inked a Letter of Intent on the northwest Detroit campus.
Monk II, a 6-2 outfielder, gives the Mustangs added dimensions that were few and far between last season, a lefty bat and arm to go along with a veteran presence..
During his high school days at Mt. Clemens High School, Monk II was a multi-sport student-athlete in baseball, basketball and golf. In 2008, the then-senior earned All-Macomb Area Conference Honorable Mention honors after being recognized as one of the area’s top outfielders.
The multi-sport career for Monk II continued at Port Huron-based St. Clair Community College where the left-handed outfielder also lettered in men’s basketball for the Skippers under head coach and athletic director, Dale Vos.
A dedicated student-athlete, Monk II was inducted into the National Honor Society at Mt. Clemens High School in 2007 and was a member of the St. Clair County Community College Dean’s List in 2014.
COACH KOTTKE’S TAKE
Jason is a huge character guy, someone who takes each day by storm and is fully accountable for the actions of him and his team,” said Kottke after the signing. “Jason may very well be the most athletic student-athlete we [Marygrove] have on campus. Pair that with our returning outfielders and he’s a great fit! Adding a left/left outfielder with some pop and very good speed will be a welcome addition to our lineup in 2016. We are excited as Jason will now be devoting his full athletic attention to baseball and we expect his maturity to be a huge asset for our program as we continue to grow on-and-off the field as a family.”
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