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Feb. 2, 2004

The first nine years of the Paul Mainieri era at Notre Dame (’95-’03) included many noteworthy individuals who have gone on to distinguish themselves after completing their Irish baseball careers. Included among the 61 former Mainieri players listed below are: three pitchers who have reached the Major Leagues, 11 other current pro baseball players (plus 21 former pro players), seven lawyers/current law students, three medical-school students, 12 others who have received or are pursuing postgraduate degrees (three of them MBAs, one Ph.D.), three engineers, five involved in medical supplies sales, eight college/high school coaches, three commodity brokers, a prospective dentist, a sports agent, a contractor and a town mayor – plus others involved in areas such as youth services, accounting, sales, athletic administration, technology, advertising, graphic design, banking and consulting. Here’s the list (as of Jan., 2003):


Mike Amrhein



Player (Monogram Years) … Postgraduate Endeavors

Craig Allen (’94-’96) … In-house trader with Marquette Partners (Chicago); played two seasons in Los Angeles Dodgers organization

Mike Amrhein (’94-’97) … Graduate assistant coach at Toledo (head coach is Cory Mee, ND ’92); teacher/coach in Chicago area (winters ’99-’02); played six seasons in Chicago Cubs organization (reaching triple-A)

Mike Balicki (’95-’97) … Third-year CYO athletic director in Seattle; former counselor at facility for abused and neglected children/special-education teacher


Randall Brooks



Kris Billmaier (’00-’03) … Began professional baseball career in 2003 as member of Detroit Tigers affiliate in Gulf Coast League

Matt Bok (’00-’02) … Played two seasons in Los Angeles Dodgers organization (’02-’03)

J.J. Brock (’95-’98) … Math teacher and baseball coach at Sierra HS (Colorado Springs); assistant coach at St. Mary’s (CA; ’02-’03); played three seasons in Arizona Diamondbacks organization

Randall Brooks (’95-’97) … Pharmaceutical sales representative with GlaxoSmithKline in Chicago; previous private business ventures included a detail shop

Matt Buchmeier (’99-’02) … Accountant with KB Parrish (Indianapolis); pursuing master’s degree in accounting from Indiana University

Andrew Bushey (’99-’02) … Currently taking science pre-professional courses, in preparation for applying to dental schools; played in Colorado Rockies organization (’03)


Andrew Bushey



Mike Carlin (’98-’01) … Award-winning salesman for Stryker (medical device company); recently promoted to sales rep. position in Atlanta Scott Cavey (’97-’00) … Edward Jones investment rep. (Omaha); previously with Paine-Webber

Ben Cooke (’98-’01) … Third-year law student at the University of Dayton; has accepted position as attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski (San Antonio)

John Corbin (’98-’00) … Second-year pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at Eastern Kentucky; played three seasons in Chicago Cubs organization

Pat Davis (’96-’98) … Baseball coach/athletic director at Texas Military Institute (San Antonio); plans to pursue master’s in education

Craig DeSensi (’92-’95) … Involved in sales of spinal implants for Medtronic Sofamor Danek (Louisville), attends surgeries to oversee use of equipment

Drew Duff (’99-’02) … Sales rep. for HBR Johnson Distributing (Chicago)


Jeff Felker



Jeff Felker (’97-’00) … Account executive with KK&A Integrated Retail Marketing (Chicago), clients include Maytag and Amana; played one season in Chicago Cubs organization

Todd Frye (’97-’98) … Vice president in business strategies group at ABN AMRO Services (Chicago); nearing MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

J.P. Gagne (’00-’03) … Entering second season in Colorado Rockies organization (13th-round draft pick in ’03)

Allen Greene (’96-’98) … First year working in Notre Dame Athletic Department’s Compliance Office; worked for Shamrock Net Design (’01-’03); played three seasons in new York Yankees organization

Drew Duff (’99-’02) … Sales rep. for HBR Johnson Distributing (Chicago)


Aaron Heilman



Aaron Heilman (’98-’01) … Made Major League debut with New York Mets in 2003; entering fourth season of professional baseball (1st-round pick in ’01)

Gregg Henebry (’94-’97) … Senior account executive with NetTeks Technology Consultants (private systems integration firm in Boston)

Mike Holba (’02) … Assistant media buyer with Carat USA (N.Y.C.); buys and maintains spots exclusively for Phizer consumer/pharmaceutical

Ryan Kalita (’02-’03) … Entering second season in Chicago Cubs organization

Tim Kalita (’97-’99) … Entering sixth season in Detroit Tigers organization, reaching triple-A Toledo in past two seasons


Bob Lisanti



Mike Knecht (’98) … Technology consultant/solution architect for Oracle Corp. (Los Angeles); servers as Notre Dame Club of Orange County vice president for communications

Tim Kraus (’92-’95) … Equity trader with Gartmore Global Investments (Philadelphia); played three seasons in Chicago White Sox organization

Matt Laird (’00-’03) … Entering second season in Chicago Cubs organization; finished as Arizona League ERA leader in ’03 (also named Relief Man of the Month)

Dan Leatherman (’97-’98) … Works at CF Swingtown Baseball Academy (Chicago); worked at Ernst & Young (San Francisco); played two seasons in Minnesota Twins organization

Brad Lidge (’97-’98) … One of National League’s top rookies as bullpen stopper with 2003 Houston Astros; entering seventh season of pro ball

Bob Lisanti (’92-’94, ’96) … Sports agent with Chicago-based RMG Sports Management; played four seasons in Chicago Cubs organization (reaching triple-A)

Chris McKeown (’97-’99) … Finance manager for national account sales with Cardinal Health (Gurnee, IL); received 2003 Finance Leadership Award


Ken Meyer



Ken Meyer (’99-’02) … Structural engineer for CON/SPAN Bridge Systems (Dayton); pursuing masters in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati

Larry Mohs (’94-’95, ’97) … Manager of trading operations for Ziff Brothers Investments (N.Y.C.); earned MBA in finance (Montclair State), pursuing Ph.D. in business administration (Touro University International)

Mike Naumann (’98-’01) … Third-year student at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas); member of UT-Houston rec. sports flag-football champs

Matt Nussbaum (’99-’00) … Third-year Notre Dame Law School student; will be associate with Jones Day (Chicago), then clerk for federal Judge Edward Harrington (Boston)

Peter Ogilvie (’01-’03) … Graphic designer for Consolidated Foam, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)

Tom O’Hagan (’97, ’98) … Attending New York Medical College; earned master’s in education from Notre Dame’s ACE program; ran Los Angeles Marathon for charity

Pat O’Keefe (’96-’97) … Assistant county prosecutor for Kent County Prosecutor’s Office (Grand Rapids, MI); Detroit College of Law graduate (’03)

Paul O’Toole (’99-’02) … Entering third season in Chicago Cubs organization

Christian Parker (’95-’96) … Entering ninth season in professional baseball; has re-signed with Montreal Expos organization; pitched for New York Yankees in 2001


Jeff Perconte



Jeff Perconte (’97-’00) … On leave from Winston & Strawn (Chicago), as clerk for federal Judge Timothy Corrigan (Jacksonville, FL); graduate of Notre Dame Law School

Alec Porzel (’98-’01) … Information management/internet publishing for Aspen Pub./CCH Tax and Legal; played one season in Boston Red Sox organization

George Restovich (’94-’96) … Attorney for Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss (St. Louis); graduated from St. Louis University Law School (’00); serves as Under-18 summer select coach; played one season in Detroit Tigers organization

Rowan Richards (’93-’96) … Futures trader with Marquette Partners (Chicago); played four seasons in Texas Rangers organization

Rich Sauget (’94-’96) … Mayor of hometown (Sauget, IL); former field manager/personnel director for Gateway (IL) Grizzlies; played three seasons in Chicago White Sox organization

Darin Schmalz (’94-’97) … Associate Director with Bank One in Chicago (middle market capital markets); received MBA from DePaul (’01); spent one season in Los Angeles Dodgers organization

Justin Scholl (’95-’97) … Controller for in-store marketing firm Encore Services (Columbus, OH)


Alex Shilliday



Alex Shilliday (’96-’99) … Attorney with Gibson, McClure, Wallace and Daniels (Dallas); SMU Law School graduate; involved in Notre Dame Club of Dallas

Scott Sollmann (’94-’96) … First year at Northern Kentucky’s Chase Law School; former law clerk, probation officer; played six minor-league seasons with four organizations

Steve Stanley (’99-’02) … Entering third season in Oakland Athletics organization; named an all-star in double-A Texas League (’03)

Brian Stavisky (’00-’02) … Entering third season in Oakland Athletics organization; single-A Midwest League all-star (’03)

Dan Stavisky (’95-’98) … Cash commodity merchandiser for grain products, now working for Scoular Comp. (Orchard Park, N.Y.)


Ryan Topham



Matt Strickroth (’99-’02) … Sales rep. for Physician Sales and Service (Orange County, CA); part-time baseball coach (Santa Margarita HS)

Steve Szczepanski (’98) … Network engineer with Northrop Grumann (Rolling Meadows, IL); also involved with Major League Beginnings instructional camps; serves as pitching coach at Glenbard West HS

Danny Tamayo (’98, ’00-’01) … Entering fourth season in Kansas City organization; named an all-star in double-A Texas League (’03)

Ryan Topham (’93-’95) … Second-year medical-school student at Texas Health Center (San Antonio); Paine Webber financial advisor (’97-’99); played three seasons in Chicago White Sox organization

Brant Ust (’97-’99) … Entering sixth season in Detroit Tigers organization, reaching triple-A Toledo in past two seasons

Brandon Viloria (’00-’03) … Engineer with Lockhead Martin’s Knolls Atomic Power Lab (Schenectady, NY); pursuing electrical engineering masters from Georgia Tech

Jeff Wagner (’96-’99) … Vice president with Wagner Companies in Louisville (electrical/data telecom contractors; vehicle wash sales/service); played four seasons in Anaheim Angels organization

Wally Widelski (’95-’97) … Pitching coach for minor-league Gary Railcats; ND volunteer assistant (’01-’03); assistant coach at Northern Illinois (’98-’99) and Bethel (’00); received sports management masters from NIU