The University of Maine at Presque Isle is proud to announce the commitment of dual-sport athlete, Kaiden Crowley. Crowley, from Jonesport, Maine will continue his education and his baseball and basketball careers at UMPI.
Crowley is out of Jonesport-Beals High School, where he played both baseball and basketball. During the spring, Crowley is a pitcher and a first baseman averaging a .511 batting average and averaging 11.8 strikeouts per game as a lefty. His high school baseball coach Ralph Blackman stated, "UMPI hit a home run, not only are they getting one of the best players in the state, they're getting one of the best young men."
Coach Blackman was not alone in complementing the character of Crowley. "Kaiden is a great athlete, but he is also a great kid to coach." A statement from Skipper Alley, the head basketball coach at Jonesport. While playing for Coach Alley this past winter, Crowley averaged 13.5 points per game, 6.0 assists per game and 3.1 steals per game.
Coach Stinson, head baseball coach at UMPI, is excited to see Crowley in action, "adding Kaiden to our baseball program brings another solid student athlete to our roster and I am excited to see where his career will go in the next 4 years." Head Men's Basketball Coach, Dan Kane added, "Along with great character, Kaiden is a hard-working player with a lot of length which will help bring depth to our roster."
Crowley will be studying for a Business Administration major at UMPI, while playing both sports. Excited about coming to UMPI to play, Crowley stated," I am excited to live out my dream of playing collegiate sports for such a welcoming community".