While not seeing post season action this year, Vineland native and Stockton University alumnus Sean McQueeney made it to the majors for the first time. He is the head athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds.
McQueeney, who previously worked for two other Major League Baseball organizations, returned to the diamond this year after eight years working as a physical therapist for several private companies.
“This is the fulfillment of a dream I’ve had for a long, long time,” McQueeney told Stockton Athletics. “As a kid I had hoped to be a professional baseball player, and once I realized that was not my future I was determined to become the head athletic trainer for an MLB team. A big goal for my first year has been to really soak in the opportunity and joys of being with a Major League Baseball team and be thankful that I get paid to watch MLB games.”
McQueeney played baseball for one season at Stockton, appearing in 11 games and totaling three runs and one RBI in 2000. He also was a student worker and later a graduate assistant for Stockton Athletic Training. McQueeney obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology followed by his master’s degree and then doctorate in physical therapy from Stockton.