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Irish welcome 13 new freshman and two transfers for season

| Thursday, September 13, 2018

Notre Dame officially welcomed 13 new faces in the class of 2022, as well as two incoming transfer players, for the coming 2018-19 season, the team announced in a press release Tuesday.

“Overall a very talented group of young men,” Irish head coach Mik Aoki said in the release. “We are very much looking forward to the contributions that they will make to our team this season and in future seasons.”

Junior middle infielder Ethan Copeland, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native, transferred from Heartland Community College, where he was named First Team All-Conference and All-Region Gold Glove after recording a .984 fielding percentage and a .323 batting average in 2018, his sophomore season.

Junior middle infielder Michael Feliz hails from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and transferred from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Feliz originally played for Notre Dame as a freshman in 2017, appearing in four games.

Along with the transfers, Notre Dame welcomed 13 high school seniors. The Irish signed Jack Alexander, a catcher from Loch Lloyd, Missouri; Ryan Carr, an outfielder from Saddle River, New Jersey; Michael Coetzee, an outfielder from Mahomet, Illinois; Henry Gladson, a pitcher from Chesterfield, Missouri; Zach Mazur, a catcher from West Palm Beach, Florida; Mitch Megias, a right-handed pitcher from Derry, New Hampshire; Will Mercer, a left-handed pitcher from Houston, Texas; Zach Prajzner, an infielder from Carlsbad, California; Carter Putz, an infielder from Belton, Missouri; Alex Rao, a right-handed pitcher from Hobe Sound, Florida; Evan Tenuta, a right-handed pitcher from Oakland Park, Illinois; Aidan Tyrell, a left-handed pitcher from Joliet, Illinois; and Jack Zyska, an outfielder from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

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