|Title:||Class of 2011|
Cean Oksanish ’04 was a four-year starter at quarterback from 2000-03, as well as a reliable four-year starting and relief pitcher on the baseball diamond.
Cean made an immediate impact in his freshman year throwing for 1,378 yards and 11 touchdowns, while his total offense average (154.1 yards per game) was the second highest total in the NEFC. He was named the ECAC Division III New England Rookie of the Year and Worcester State Freshman Male Athlete.
As a sophomore, Cean helped thrust Worcester State back into the limelight as the Lancers posted an overall record of 10-1. He would lead New England in touchdowns (30), passing yards (2,994), pass efficiency (169.88) and total offense (270.9 yards per game).
Cean was instrumental in leading the Blue and Gold to a first-ever ECAC Northeast Bowl Championship accounting for 24 total points, 343 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in a Lancers 36-35 triumph over Curry College.
In addition to being team captain as a junior and senior, Cean amassed 3,285 passing yards and 30 touchdowns, qualifying the Lancers for consecutive ECAC Northeast Bowl appearances against RPI in 2002 and UMass Dartmouth in 2003. He earned All-NEFC First-Team accolades and a Worcester State Male “Lancer” Award honor in his senior year.
All told, Cean helped lead the Lancers to a 34-8 (.810) record as a quarterback, completed .492 percent of his passes for 7,601 yards and 69 touchdowns. He is also fourth on the all-time kick scoring list,tallying 71 points with eight field goals and 47 PAT’s. Cean is among the top five in Division III record book in career touchdowns, passing yardage and completions.
On the mound, Cean posted a four-year mark of 15-2 with 97 strikeouts in 125.2 innings. His record is tied for the fourth-best mark in the all-time record book. In 2002 he helped lead the Lancers to their first NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament since 1983 and to the regular season MASCAC title. He was also named a team captain in 2003 and 2004.