Alumni Profile: Stockton’s Harry Cicale

Alumni Profile: Stockton’s Harry Cicale

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We have another Alumni Profile for you this week and today’s features Harry Cicale, a member of the 2013 baseball state title team. Here is our conversation.

College and major plans? I graduated from BCC this spring and am going to Stockton University in the fall. I graduated from BCC with a degree in criminal justice. I will be majoring in forensic science at Stockton. I am still trying to grab ahold of a field I’d like to jump in. Not police work, but something along lines of homeland security.

Favorite class so far in college? I would definitely say Criminalistics.

Favorite class at CHS? American Law with Ms. Quinn.

Most memorable moment from CHS athletic career? Anything else aside from state title? I miss football a lot, but just the process of getting to that state title game. That win streak we had, that run we had, was pretty exciting. Everything kind of slowed down a little bit. From football, probably Thanksgiving game against Delran. That was a win as a senior and that felt good since it was our last game we played as a senior class. That was also for division title.

What factors helped you choose Stockton? It is in a nice area. I like the atmosphere around there and it’s not a big school, but not that small. It’s got what I’m looking for to help me career-wise.

Best defensive play during 2013 state title run? In the sixth inning of that game where John Bednarek pitched out of bases loaded jam. Still remarkable for me. I don’t know how he did that.

Toughest team you played during high school baseball and football careers? Delran and Holy Cross were always good games.

What would you say is the better rivalry? Holy Cross in football or Delran in baseball? Delran on the baseball field because a couple of us from Cinnaminson grew up playing with kids from Delran.

Did you have any friendly competitions with baseball teammates? Not really. We all pretty much grew up from tee ball together. Whenever we went out we always found ways to have fun and enjoy it.

What was it like to put on the ring for the first time? All the years of hard work put into that one moment. It felt good. It was an unbelievable feeling.

Did you get a chance to play at BCC? I played throughout the fall at BCC but had tendonitis in my elbow. I didn’t get to continue a full year. I had to stop in the spring. I am still up in air if I want to play or not at Stockton. Right now I am more focused on school and grades and trying to achieve an internship.

What do you like to do in your free time? I coach with a travel baseball team, Advantage Throwbacks. A lot of freshmen that go to Cinnaminson now are on the team. It’s a different outlook on the game. It’s a little more enjoyable than playing.

Image courtesy of Harry Cicale 

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com