Niko D’Agnese returned to the program to assist Coach Skonieczki for the 2019 season after being a four-year Mountaineer and graduating in 2018 with his bachelor’s in psychology. He has coached children from grades K-12 since 2014 and was a team captain for SVC in his last three seasons as a Mountaineer. Coach D’Agnese was also a part of Southern Vermont’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee—through which he helped organize events for school and community members as well as being an advocate for his peers.
D’Agnese played in 116 games while at SVC—mostly roaming the outfield for the Mountaineers. He chalked up 95 hits, including 12 doubles, and knocked in 44 runs. He also worked 22 walks and stole 21 bases, and he crossed the plate 60 times for Southern Vermont. D’Agnese tallied a .321 on-base percentage and a .959 fielding percentage for his career.
In 2018, D’Agnese was named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference Second Team.