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Lower Cape May Regional grad Szczur drafted by Cubs
Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate Matt Szczur was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
He was the 160th overall pick.
Szczur, 20, is a junior at Villanova where he starred in both baseball and football. He was the MVP in the Football Championship Subdivision national championship game last fall in which the Wildcats won their first national title.
He also is the first Villanova baseball player since 1997 to hit more than .400 in a season this spring.
Szczur, who lives the the Erma section of Lower Township, has been in the news a lot recently since he donated bone marrow to a child with leukemia.
He was drafted in the 38th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school but chose to go to Villanova instead.
From Press staff reports, Atlantic City Media Group