Baseball Puts Seven On All-CACC Teams
Felician College baseball players Brian Dudzinski and Joe Petosa have been elected to the 2012 All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Baseball First Team. Felician also put three student-athletes on the All-CACC Second Team, and had two Honorable Mention selections. The conference's 11 head coaches voted on the award winners.
Chris Langan has been Felician’s head baseball coach since the 2004 season. He has led the Golden Falcons to five CACC Tournament appearances and seven consecutive seasons of at least 23 wins. His 2012 squad captured the CACC regular-season championship and was the runner-up in the conference tournament.
Langan has a school-record 210 victories in his nine years with Felician. He has coached 39 all-conference and seven all-region honorees, including 2007 CACC Player of the Year and honorable-mention All-American Frank Quintana. Nine of his former players have signed professional contracts.
In 2006, Langan guided Felician to a school record 29 victories, its first in-season regional-ranking, a runner-up finish in the CACC playoffs, and its first ECAC Tournament berth.
Langan was promoted after serving as a Golden Falcon assistant in 2002-03, during which time he was the hitting coach and worked with the catchers and outfielders.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
John Torres is in his first season on Coach Langan’s staff. He will assist with defense and catching, and serve as the first-base coach.
Torres brings a wealth of local collegiate and professional experience to the Golden Falcons. He spent 2010 and 2011 as the head coach of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), and the three previous years as the head coach at St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn. He has also been the head man at Borough of Manhattan Community College and an assistant at New Jersey City University.
Professionally, Torres is a former associate scout for the New York Mets. He served four seasons as the clubhouse manager for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ single-A affiliate, and was once the first-base coach for the Sussex Skyhawks of the independent Cam-Am League.
Torres began his collegiate playing career at Divison-I Wagner College before spending 1987-89 at the College of Staten Island, where he was a member of the Dolphins’ 1987 CUNYAC championship team. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the Association of Professional Ball Players of America, he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College in 2007.