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Futures League Names North Shore Navigators 2015 Organization of the Year

November 16, 2015 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL)
Old Orchard Beach News Release

Lynn, MA - The North Shore Navigators have been named the 2015 Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Organization of the Year. The announcement came from FCBL commissioner Chris Hall on Thursday afternoon.

"Since day one, Pat Salvi and Bill Terlecky have been great league partners and community leaders," said Hall. "Their leadership has allowed the Navigators to become successful on the field, in the stands and in the city of Lynn. It has also been an integral part of the success of the Futures League as was seen at this year's All-Star Game at Fraser Field."

The Navigators are coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history as they set records in both attendance (1147 per game) and wins (33). The Navigators also set team records in triples, stolen bases, walks, on-base percentage, All-Star selections and FCBL post-season awards. Additionally, the Navigators players set 9 individual franchise records and 3 FCBL individual awards. The Navigators also played host to a crowd of over 2,300 people at the 2015 FCBL All-Star Game.

"This was a tremendous year for us both on and off the field," said Navigators General Manager Bill Terlecky. "We had a great returning team of staff members including the Laramie family, Joe Gill, Meli Abraham and Roei Biberstain that worked great with our new interns to provide a great experience for both the players and fans. We would also like to thank our host families, community sponsors and fans. Without their constant and undying support we would not be where we are today."

A large part of the Navigators success on the field came from the leadership of Field Manager, John Zizzo. Zizzo came on board this past off-season and brought the energy and guidance needed to make a run at the FCBL Championship. Although the Navigators ultimately fell short of the Championship, they did set many franchise and league records due to Zizzo's leadership.

"Our franchise is very proud to receive this honor," said Navigators owner Pat Salvi. "It is a credit to our terrific General Manager, Bill Terlecky, and his staff. Also, we could not have achieved this without our great partnership with the City of Lynn. We are part of a terrific league and will strive to get better every year for our wonderful fans."

These words of partnership were echoed by Lynn City Council President Dan Cahill. "We are very proud of Bill Terlecky, his players and his staff for being recognized for their outstanding performances both on and off the field," said Cahill. "Lynn is honored to partner with the Navigators and we look forward to many more successful seasons to come."

The Navigators, with the current ownership and leadership team, have been in Lynn since 2012 and have signed a long term lease to be there for many seasons to come. The Navigators partner with over 20 local businesses and have become a fixture in the Lynn community.

"The North Shore Navigators have been a true asset to the community," said Agganis Complex Facilities Manager John Kasian. "The current ownership team led by Bill Terlecky has been extremely easy to work with and I wish them continued success."

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