Cialone Goes to the Plate at Houston Baseball Dinner

Sam Chambers
John Cialone shines and dines with the big boys Thursday night!  He is bound for Division 1 Villanova next fall.
John Cialone was recognized last night at the 2010 Houston Baseball Dinner. He was one of 16 players honored by the Houston Athletic Committee on the preseason All Greater Houston high school baseball team. With as many talented ball players as there are in Houston, this is a tremendous honor. John was introduced by Milo Hamilton, received a plaque from Lance Berkman and Michael Bourn and shared an evening with prominent baseball people in Houston including Drayton McLane Jr., Ed Wade, Brad Mills, Lance Berkman, Michael Bourn, Wandy Rodriguez, Brian Moehler, Jeff Fulchino, Adam Dunn, Anthony Rendon (from Rice), and more.

Cialone, SJS 2010 Varsity Captain, is the first Maverick to commit to a D1 program since Frank Hogan played at Harvard from 1995-1997.  Hogan, Ivy League pitcher of the year in 1997, led his Mavericks to their last SPC Championship in 1991 as the game winning pitcher.  Cialone looks to do the same behind the plate here and beyond his tenure as a Maverick.

"Last night was an incredible experience for me.  It was great to represent St. John's and private schools in general," said John.   "I am also following my dream to play for Villanova next fall, and I am looking forward to helping St. John's make a run at an SPC Championship.  It won't be an easy road, but if everything lines up, we will have a chance."