Baseball, Class of 1989
A two-time (1987, 1988) All-New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) selection for the Huskies’ baseball team, John McCartney was the first Southern Maine pitcher to reach 20 career wins in the program’s storied history.
Captain of the 1989 team, McCartney tossed 14 complete games during his four-year career, and is ranked second in USM record books, while his 21 wins ranks eighth overall, and his 133 career strikeouts are in the Huskies’ top twenty.
During his time at Southern Maine, the Huskies were an outstanding 105-50, including three consecutive trips to the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament from 1987-89. In 1989, McCartney’s senior year, Southern Maine claimed the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship to advance to the NCAA World Series for the first time in school history.
McCartney graduated from Southern Maine in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He is presently employed with Portland Air Freight as its Service Center Manager. He is actively involved in Maine Adaptive Sports, Westbrook Little League, Sebago Lakes Region Pastoral Council, and St. Anthony’s Parish Leadership.