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Coach Carlesi – 2014 PSAL Coach of the Year

Congratulations Coach, from all of us – it is well deserved.

2014 PSAL Coach of the Year AwardThe PSAL Officials proudly present this award to the coach who shows the respect, competitiveness, and professionalism in conducting himself with his team, his school, and the officials he works with. Your conduct on and off the field truly makes you a worthy recipient of our award. We are honored and privileged to have you on the field providing the young men of our future with integrity, respect, and sportmanship for the game of baseball. Your players are truly blessed to have a coach like you to lead them into the future.

I just wanted to thank the players and parents for all the hard work you put in last year. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. I also wanted to thank Coach Hahn, because without him Stuy baseball would not be where it is today. He is truly the soul of our school team. So I just wanted to share this award with him.

Thank you again to all the players I have had the privilege to coach. – John Carlesi

Coaches Carlesi and Hahn

Coaches Corner

From Coach Carlesi

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to all Stuy baseball parents and families. It was great seeing all the alumni who came back to visit yesterday. Enjoy your day.
- the Coaches

From Coach McCarthy

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to all Stuy baseball parents and families. It was great seeing all the alumni who came back to visit yesterday. Enjoy your day.
- the Coaches
  1. Coach Carlesi Honored

    Coach John Carlesi will receive the

    Brooklyn Umpires Association

    “Coach of the Year” Award

    at 4:00pm, Saturday, December 13, 2014

    at St. Edmonds luncheon, Brooklyn

    Congratulations Coach!

  2. Attention Parents!

    Tonight

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Annual Parent Welcome and Information Meeting

    Stuyvesant 5th Floor Cafeteria

    6:30 p.m.

  3. Annual Parent Meeting

    Dear Baseball Parents,

    Please mark your calendars for our annual Parent Welcome and Information Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Stuyvesant’s 5th Floor Cafeteria.

    The coaches ask that all parents, both new and returning, attend this important meeting.

    Coach Carlesi, Coach Hahn, and Coach McCarthy will present information about the upcoming season, winter workouts, JV and Varsity spring training trips, and overall expectations and requirements for all players.

    We will introduce our board members and talk about the various events and fundraisers that we are planning for this spring.

    We welcome new and returning parents to get involved and help with our organization in all ways, including the events committee, the alumni outreach committee, and our website. In addition, please let us know if you are someone with legal/organizational experience in the non-profit world. Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball is a 501c(3) and we want to make sure that we are fulfilling all of our ongoing obligations properly. Come and learn more about what we do and what you can do. Join a terrific community of parents — and, of course, help the Stuyvesant baseball team.

    Please RSVP by 11/17/14 to pres.fsb@stuybaseball.org to let us know that you’ll be there. Refreshments will be served.

    Go Hitmen!

    Mary Jo Messito, Co-President
    Melina Sfakianaki, Co-President
    Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball

  4. 2014 JV/Varsity Scrimmage

    Dear Stuyvesant Parents, Players, and Alumni,

    THE JV – VARSITY SCRIMMAGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS AFTER THE HEAVY RAINS.

    JOIN US
    Friday, October 24th
    for the
    Annual JV-Varsity Scrimmage

     As our fall tryout season winds down — and before the cold weather drives us indoors —  we’d like to invite everyone to our Annual Fall JV- Varsity Scrimmage.

    Please join us and meet fellow Stuyvesant Baseball parents.

    Learn more about the teams, the spring training trip to Florida, the spring season, and enjoy a fun-filled evening of camaraderie and baseball.

    • Who:  All parents / families / friends of our new and returning baseball players
    • When: Friday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. (game time 7:00 p.m.) “under the lights”
    • What:  Friends, snacks, hot drinks, & baseball!
    • Where: The Parade Grounds, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
      • On the corner of Parkside Avenue and Parade Place.
      • Closest subway station: Q Train to Parkside at Ocean Avenue (walk West along Parkside) or Q Train to Church at East 18th (Exit on Caton Avenue, walk East on Caton Avenue, then North on Parade Place).
      • Or, F Train to Ft Hamilton Pkwy
      • Or, B Train to Church Avenue

    Please let us know if you’re coming by sending an email to rsvp@stuybaseball.org by Wednesday, October 22 (so that we can have enough food and hot drinks on hand).

    Go Hitmen!

  5. Welcome

    Dear Stuyvesant Baseball Parents, Players, and Alumni,

    Welcome back to another school year!

    As I walked past Pier 40 last week, I saw a group of ball players warming up — preparing, no doubt, for their high school team tryouts. It was a bittersweet sight, since this is the first season in four years that my own son won’t be heading out to the Parade Grounds for the Stuyvesant tryouts. I’ll miss the excitement of hearing about the new players, the goals he’s set for the year, and, especially, the camaraderie of the Stuyvesant Baseball parents I’ve gotten to know over the years.

    Even though our sons have graduated, I know that Mark and I (and, I’m sure, many other FSB Alumni parents) haven’t attended our last Hitmen ball games. We’ll be back to cheer from the stands — and to say “hello” to fellow parents, alumni, and, of course, Coaches Carlesi, Hahn, and McCarthy.

    Many of last year’s Executive Board members will be continuing to serve this year — including Melina Sfakianaki (P’15), Mary Jo Messito (P’16), Mike Schneider (P’16), Mariela Archer (P’17), Abigail Bedrick (P’17), John Ostlund (P’17), and Judy Scherzer (P’17), and this will ensure a smooth transition to a new year. Although Webmaster Lee Mandell (P’14) has also “graduated” to alum status, he will continue to oversee our online operations while training a new group of parents in web / WordPress skills. There are several open positions, however, and I encourage both new and returning parents to consider volunteering; it’s an incredibly rewarding, and fun, way to become involved at Stuyvesant, while also helping your son’s team.

    Once tryouts are underway (see Coach’s message, upper right), we’ll post information about the pre-season JV – Varsity Scrimmage (tentatively scheduled for the last Friday night in October, “under the lights” at the Parade Grounds), as well as the Parents and Coaches Information Meeting (mid-November, date TBD).

    In the meantime, on behalf of Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball, I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the many new families who will be joining the “Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball” family. I know that our returning parents (as well as “alums” like me) are happy to help you with questions and concerns as you navigate the transition to a huge high school like Stuyvesant. I know that the advice and helpful information I got from the “seasoned” parents in the stands was invaluable — so, seek us out and ask away!

    Looking forward to seeing (and meeting) you all at the Fall Scrimmage . . . GO STUY!

    Tracey Sydel, Co-President 2012-13, 2013-14

  6. Congrats to Cardoza … and wait til next year!

    From Daily News:

    Cardozo baseball team beats Tottenville, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium for PSAL Class A championship

    Fri. June 13, 2014

    The Judges really do rule the city.

    Cardozo won the PSAL Class A baseball championship on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, beating a powerhouse Tottenville team, 3-1. The championship on the diamond comes just three months after the school's boys basketball team shocked the city by winning a title on the hardwood.

    read the whole thing…

  7. 2014 Alumni Game

    Donald Ferraraand Joe Levine ready to throw out the first pitch.
    Donald Ferrara ('56) and Joe Levine ('54) ready to throw out the first pitch.

    A good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped, contributed, played or just hung out and enjoyed the day.

    Update via Facebook from Coach Carlesi:

    I am sorry this took so long but it has been a crazy week for me. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in the Alumni game last Saturday. I have gotten numerous emails and calls from players thanking us for such a great event, without the FSB this would not have happened. The look on some of the old-timers faces was priceless; it was great watching them warm up and take the field; many could not believe that we have our own field now. They would share stories with me on how difficult it was to get to a field and practice and never knowing if a homeless person has set up temporary housing at home plate on the East River fields back in the 70’s and 80’s.