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Commack Student Drafted By Philadephia Phillies

Baseball catcher Charles Galiano chosen in the 36th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

A Commack High School baseball player has been drafted to play in the major leagues straight out of high school on Wednesday. 

Fordham University Athletics reports Charles Galiano, of Dix Hills, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. He was pick No. 1118. 

Galiano, who played starting catcher for Commack varsity team this spring, helped lead the Cougars to the Suffolk County Class AA League 1 Championship. He has received All-League and All-County honors for 2012. 

The graduating senior had signed a Letter of Intent to play for Fordham University in spring 2012, one of the university's nine early signees. This is the second straight year that a Fordham recruit was drafted straight out of high school, as Matthew Duran was taken in the fourth round by the New York Yankees last year, according to Fordham University Athletics.

Fordham University Athletics reports that Galiano is the 33rd player with Fordam ties to be drafted since the inception of the Major League draft in 1965. 

Click here to read Fordham University Athletics' full report on Galiano being picked up by the Philadelphia Philies. 

Lisa Lasker June 06, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Have watched this wonderful young man grow from a rough & tumble kid to a true athlete with a heart of gold. Well deserved & earned and couldn't be happier for the entire Galiano family!
Sue Hermer June 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Congratulations to Charles Galiano! I'll be rooting for the Phillies - except, of course, when they are playing the Mets!
Grace June 07, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Congratulations Charles. You are a great player and a great inspiration to all of Commack. I remember in the younger years when my son was on your father's team. He was a tough coach but a wonderful one. Good luck in what I hope is a very successful career. Can't wait to see you play professionally. Grace Y.
Cmkmom June 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I just can't believe it!! I am BEYOND PROUD of you Charles!! The most fabulous news and you TOTALLY deserve it. Your hard work and constant dedication has gotten you here. You have set a wonderful example for your peers. Muah!!! xoxoxo

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