Bailey, Geni, and Snuffer Named Captains for 2019 Football Season
The Maritime College football team announced Liam Bailey (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville), Andrew Geni (Bronx, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac), and Justin Snuffer (Maple Shade, N.J./Maple Shade) as captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Bailey and Snuffer are coming off of stellar junior campaigns, where they both earned All-ECFC honors, while Geni returns from an injury for his senior season at wide receiver. "As a first-year head coach, I cannot be more excited to have Andrew, Justin and Liam lead this program in 2019," said Mickey Rehring. "When some of your best players are your hardest workers, you have a great foundation to be successful. From day one on campus, I could tell that these three are extremely hard working and are willing to put in the extra efforts to take this program to the next level. While we have a great senior class coming back, it was evident that all of our players saw the great leadership abilities and attitude that each of these three possess. They all bring a different skill set and personality that I feel will blend extremely well with the overall dynamic of our roster." Last season, Bailey led the Privateers with 126 tackles, which was good enough for a new single-season record. For his defensive efforts, Bailey earned First-Team All-Conference recognition. Bailey now finds himself on top of the record books for single-game tackles, single-season tackles, single-season solo tackles, and single-season assisted tackles. He currently sits at 257 total tackles in his career, good enough for second all-time behind 418 from Keith Barnes. While Bailey dominated the linebacker position all season, fellow junior Justin Snuffer (Maple Shade, N.J./Maple Shade) was outstanding as a defensive back for the Privateers in 2018. The Maple Shade, NJ native was second on the team in total tackles with 68 and led the defense in interceptions with four. Highlighting the Second-Team All-ECFC's year was a two-interception performance against Dean College, which included a 66-yard pick-six. In 2017, Andrew Geni (Bronx, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) had a productive season at wide receiver as the Bronx, NY native totaled 23 catches for 303 yards and a touchdown. Against Castleton, Geni had a season-high eight catches for 114 yards. The junior receiver also put ina solid effort against Anna Maria where had two carries for 18 yards and a touchdown and three receptions for 42 yards.