Another member of Maine-Endwell's 2016 Little League World Series Champion team has made their commitment to playing baseball at the next level official. 

Spartans senior Michael Mancini has signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Division 1 James Madison University. Mancini’s accomplishments on the diamond extend far beyond being a Little League World Series Champion. He has been a major contributor to 2 sectional champion teams and a 2019 regional championship. Mancini was the third ranked recruit in New York State by Prep Baseball Report for the Class of 2022. He is also a member of the Spartans 2022 Sectional Champion Basketball team, and was named the 2021 Class B New York State Football Player of the year for quarterbacking Maine-Endwell's State Championship run.  

Mancini says he’s thrilled to start his next chapter with the Dukes and that he can’t put into words what it means to share this day with those that helped him get here.  

“It’s special to have all the support that I’ve had here,” says Mancini. “The people I have grown up with here are my second family. This is truly incredible, something I have dreamed of since I was a little kid, and I am glad to be doing it with the people behind me.”  

Mancini has also excelled in the classroom; he is a 4-time scholar athlete award recipient and a member of the National Honor Society. He takes part in the school’s SADD Club and YES leads. He will be majoring in Business Management at James Madison.