Hempstead, NY - Former Pride catcher Kevin Flynn, a 2012 graduate, today signed a free agent contract with the Washington Nationals organization. Flynn will report to the Nationals Spring Training Complex in Florida for extended spring training.

"This is one of the best days of my life,” said Flynn. “Since I was young I always dreamed of signing a contract with an MLB organization and finally, after years of hard work, my dream has come true."

Flynn, a Morristown, NJ, native, was a member of the Pride for three seasons from 2010 to 2012. He enjoyed his finest season as a senior when he hit .326 with 15 doubles, 28 RBIs and 13 stolen bases on the way to first team All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades. He batted .300 during his career with 21 doubles, four home runs, 47 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

Flynn is not the first Hofstra player to get an opportunity with the Nationals organization as Ricky Caputo was a 24th-round selection in the 2006 MLB Draft. In addition, former Hofstra Coach Patrick Anderson is the manager of the Gulf Coast Nationals in the Gulf Coast League and former player Bruce Quinn is the majority owner of the Hagerstown Suns, a single A affiliate of the Nationals.