Eckerd Tritons

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Eckerd Tritons
University Eckerd College
Conference Sunshine State Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Bob Fortosis
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Varsity teams 14
Basketball arena McArthur Center
Baseball stadium Turley Athletic Complex
Nickname Tritons
Colors Teal, Navy, and Black

The Eckerd Tritons are composed of 14 teams representing Eckerd College in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, golf, sailing, soccer, and tennis. Men's sports include baseball. Women's sports include softball and volleyball. The Tritons compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Sunshine State Conference.[1]


Eckerd College sponsors teams in 5 men's and eight women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[1]

  • * = Sailing is sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association, not by the NCAA.
  • # = Beach volleyball is a fully sanctioned NCAA sport which had its first national championship in the spring of 2016.[2] Eckerd competes as an independent.


Eckerd has had 28 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[3]

Year Player Round Team
1975 Evers, BillBill Evers 24 Expos
1976 Evers, BillBill Evers 6 Cubs
1976 Evers, BillBill Evers 5 Indians
1977 Saleski, StanStan Saleski 27 Yankees
1977 Lefebvre JoeJoe Lefebvre 3 Yankees
1978 Kwist, RandallRandall Kwist 12 Yankees
1978 Khoury, PeterPeter Khoury 5 Yankees
1978 Balboni SteveSteve Balboni 2 Yankees
1980 Nutter, GaryGary Nutter 22 Tigers
1981 Melillo, GerryGerry Melillo 17 Expos
1981 Castiglia, PatPat Castiglia 13 Red Sox
1982 Melillo, GerryGerry Melillo 13 Orioles
1983 Lopez, MichaelMichael Lopez 8 Orioles
1984 Crossley, DavidDavid Crossley 7 Cardinals
1985 Shaw, ScottScott Shaw 11 Yankees
1986 Morawski, MarkMark Morawski 22 Orioles
1989 Cruz, IsmaelIsmael Cruz 21 Phillies
1990 Watson, RonRon Watson 37 Angels
1990 Norris, BillBill Norris 25 Red Sox
1991 Mecir JimJim Mecir 3 Mariners
1995 Russin, TomTom Russin 29 Orioles
2000 Muldoon, TommyTommy Muldoon 23 Tigers
2004 Evers, BillyBilly Evers 35 Devil Rays
2005 Searage, RyanRyan Searage 18 Pirates
2010 Abraham, MattMatt Abraham 49 Blue Jays
2010 Clinton, ChrisChris Clinton 23 Orioles
2012 Cuda, JoeJoe Cuda 27 Cardinals
2013 Santana, AudryAudry Santana 38 White Sox


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