"We wouldn't nominate ourselves," said Eckerl, whose team is 53-11 on the field, and has continued an unmatched success story on the surface, claiming five straight MIAA titles and the No. 1 ranking in The Sun's poll four of the past five years, including three straight heading into the coming season. "That would be a little conceited. And others, maybe there was a little jealousy at first. This year, we're part of District 2. It so happened our district chairman was the head baseball coach at Paul VI in Virginia. We played them here last year and he saw how wonderful our field was and nominated us. "