Rising Major League Baseball pitching standout Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays (2009), and one of the most decorated and successful high school athletes in Patchogue-Medford history.  After high school,  Stroman was drafted by the Washington Nationals but turned this  down to attend Duke University where he excelled and was named ACC Freshman of the Year and Louisville Slugger All-American.  Despite setbacks, Marcus  powered through,completed his degree, and in 2016 had two brilliant games in the Amerian League Division Series. A complete list of Marcus’ accomplishments and awards are documented on Wikipedia 

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