According to St. Joseph's College, Luzim, who is a history teacher in the Kings Park School District, will receive the distinction at a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the school's Patchogue campus.
Luzim, the college said stands as one of the NCAA’s Division III all-time leaders in earned run average at number 10, with a 1.55 ERA in the NCAA’s official record book. He also ranked second in the nation during his junior season with a 1.04 ERA and finished his sophomore and senior years in the top 25. In addition, he holds numerous SJC program records in shutouts, innings pitched, strikeouts, wins, appearances, starts and complete games.
And that's not all — Luzim played for four years with the Golden Eagles and was a member of Skyline Championship teams in 2001 and 2004. In 2004, he was named the Skyline Pitcher of the Year and received his second All-Skyline First Team award.
Luzim did go on to sign a professional baseball contract with the New Haven County Cutters of the Can-Am League in 2005 and currently teaches in the Kings Park School District. He lives in East Quogue with his wife, Hayley and their three children.