Mike Rucci – Gloucester Catholic
Catcher – Gloucester Catholic HS
Michael, now of Williamstown, had hall-of-fame careers at both Gloucester Catholic HS and at Glassboro State College.
As the Rams catcher, he was All-State and All-South Jersey in 2000 and 2001. He was All-Parochial A in 1999, 2000, and 2001. These same years Gloucester Catholic put together back-to-back-to-back state titles and the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic titles in 2000-2001. In 2000, Gloucester Catholic was named as the top high school team nationwide.
Rucci’s high school stats include 126 career hits, batting averages of .406, .477, and .523. Michael had 13 career home runs among his 37 career extra-base hits and 122 RBIs.
He was a member of the World Series champion Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 team in 2001 and the tournament MVP.
Rucci also holds nine offensive records at Glassboro State/Rowan University where he was a three-time All-American.