Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced that outfielder Steven Goldstein has signed to play with Waterloo for the 2014 season. Goldstein, a junior at the University of Kansas, is the 19th player to be named to the Bucks’ roster for the team’s 20th season.
This season for the Jayhawks, Goldstein will be sitting out due to transfer rules. The 6’0”, 205-pounder transferred to Kansas from Stony Brook University.
"I'm really excited to be a part of the Waterloo Bucks for the upcoming summer,” said Goldstein. “I’ve heard of the great fans and tradition and I can't wait to experience it for myself."
As a freshman for the Seawolves in 2012, Goldstein was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, as he hit .337 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 55 games. The East Meadow, New York native was also named to America East Conference All-Rookie team. Goldstein saw action in 28 games for Stony Brook in 2013, hitting .167 with six RBI.
“The University of Kansas has been prominently displayed in the Northwoods League the past few years and I'm excited to have Steven joins us for the 2014 season,” said Bucks field manager Travis Kiewiet. “He put up great numbers while at Stony Brook and should be very hungry to get back on the field after sitting out this spring due to transfer rules. With his speed, Steven should fit perfectly into our outfield here at Waterloo and will be counted on to steal a lot of bags as well.”
Born December 30, 1992, Goldstein played at St. Dominic High School where he was a four-year letter winner and was named All-Conference during his senior season. Steven is the son of Arlene Goldstein.
The Bucks will open the 2014 season on the road versus the Rochester Honkers on May 27, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus Rochester on May 28. Season tickets and group outings are currently on sale. For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.