Fairfield Prep baseball players choose colleges

Fairfield Prep’s Grant Purpura, Dan Fallacaro, Joe Mancini, Will Lucas and Alexey Linsenmeyer will play baseball in college.

Fairfield Prep’s Grant Purpura, Daniel Fallacaro, Joseph Mancini, Will Lucas and Alexey Linsenmeyer all committed to play college baseball this past week.

Grant Purpura

Purpura has committed to play baseball at Drew University next season. Purpura was recently named the Fairfield Prep junior varsity team MVP as well as being named the Stamford American Legion Pitcher of the Year. Purpura was a member of the 19U American Legion state championship team as well. At Prep, Purpura is a member of the Whiffle Ball, Ping Pong and Business Club. He volunteers at the Stamford Boys and Girls Club and is a youth basketball coach in Stamford.

Daniel Fallacaro.

Fallacaro from Fairfield has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Sacred Heart University. Fallacaro, who plays catcher for the Jesuits, received the 2017 Most Improved Player Award from head coach Rudy Mauritz. Fallacaro was key on both offense and defense during the Jesuits’ 2017 playoff run in both the SCC and CIAC playoffs. Fallacaro has been very involved around Prep, leading the freshman retreat as a junior as well as leading the Urban Plunge service retreat this fall. In addition, Fallacaro has participated in the wiffle ball club while completing his service work at Cardinal Shehan Center.

Joseph Mancini

Mancini has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Boston College. Mancini, from Fairfield, has been a starter for the Jesuits since his sophomore season and is also a member of Fairfield Prep’s hockey program. Mancini played a key role in the Jesuits run to the SCC championship and Class LL quarterfinal run and was named to the CT Junior All Star team. Mancini, who plays a number of positions, recorded a 0.0 ERA his sophomore year as a pitcher. In addition to his on the field accolades, Mancini volunteers at the Operation Hope in Fairfield and has served at the ALS Angels Children’s Charity.

Will Lucas

Lucas from Fairfield has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at University of Connecticut, after completing a junior season at Fairfield Prep in which he was named All-SCC and All-State. For the season, the shortstop and pitcher batted .429 and helped the Jesuits reach the SCC tournament championship game as well as the Class LL quarterfinals. Lucas is currently playing quarterback for the Fairfield Prep football team and was a key member of the Fairfield American Little League team that won the 13U and 14U national championship. Lucas volunteers at the Cardinal Shehan Center, as well as Wakeman Boys and Girls Club.

Alexey Linsenmeyer

Fairfield’s Linsenmeyer signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Maine. Linsenmeyer has been in the Jesuits pitching rotation since his sophomore year and played an important role in the Jesuits SCC tournament championship game appearance, as well as the run to the Class LL quarterfinals. During the off-season Linsenmeyer has been named to the Perfect Game All Tournament team four times. Linsenmeyer is a member of the Latin Classics Society Club. For his service work, he has volunteered at the Cardinal Shehan Center for the past three years.

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