Most Valuable Player: Michael Bainbridge
Most Improved: Chris Gliottoni
All-East Suburban Catholic Conference
Michael Bainbridge (Sr.), P-IF
Bryce Hennessy (Jr.), P
Patrick Schmidt (Sr.), IF
Patrick Schmidt, honorable mention
DeCarlo tabbed new baseball boss
“It is truly an honor to be considered for this position at Marian Catholic,” according to DeCarlo, who holds degrees from St. Ambrose (football student-athlete) and Trinity Christian College. “I look forward to the challenge and can't wait to work extremely hard with every athlete within the baseball program to make them a better person, a better student and better athlete as they prepare for their future endeavors.
“I owe a lot of people many thanks for this opportunity, most importantly, my wife and family for giving me the support. I also thank previous coaches or mentors who prepared me to succeed at this level of competition.”
DeCarlo, also a football coach at Marian, has previous experience in both sports at Guerin High School and his alma mater St. Laurence High School. His father, Bob, is a longtime Catholic League coach and administrator.
"Tony DeCarlo will be fortunate to be an in-the-building baseball head coach,” according to Marian Athletic Director Dave Mattio. “Tony will bring an instant energy to the program. Constant visibility and accessibility will be an asset to the communication skills necessary to continue the growth of the program.
"Tony will profit from his background of his family's involvement in education and high school coaching and administration. He has set a vision for the baseball program of Marian Catholic. He will work to hire and train individuals to implement that vision. He has committed to work the process to completion.”
A 1998 graduate of Marian, Wail will look to pursue other positions in the baseball community after compiling 102 victories in six seasons with the Spartans, including the 2012 state crown.
“Phil Wail has resigned his position and his tenure was marked by success and growth - both on the field and in the facilities area,” Mattio said. “He is to be commended for his ownership of the program, his energy to improve the program, and his initiatives to improve facilities.”