Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Rock Valley College catcher Cory Starnes has committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Lewis is an NCAA Division II school which competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Starnes was a two-year starter for the Golden Eagles and capped his career at Rock Valley College with a stellar sophomore season which saw him hit .378 and lead the team in RBIs.
"We are extremely happy that Cory continues in a long line of Golden Eagles who have progressed through our program and moved on to the next level," said head coach Kevin Vest. "Cory has been a mainstay for us behind the plate for two years and will be missed in our program. However, we are proud that his development in our program has led to a great opportunity at Lewis."
Starnes will join a Lewis Flyers program that competes in the ultra-competitive GLVC and has made an appearance in the NCAA Division Regionals two of the last three years. The Flyers are coached by Tim McDonough.
"I couldn't be happier with the decision I made to attend Lewis University and continue my baseball career," said Starnes, a Harlem High School graduate. "Because of the atmosphere of the school and the baseball program Lewis presented itself as the place I wanted to call home for the next two years."
Starnes becomes the 20th player to continue his career at the four-year level since Vest took over the program.