Stelmach played baseball at the College for 4 years. In 1980, he
not only played, but also was selected as the team captain. Bernie
was a hard worker who improved from year to year, becoming an
outstanding player. He was a great leader who set an example for
all of his teammates to follow.
Bernie’s leadership qualities, effort, skill, sacrifice and demonstrated overall commitment to the success of his team landed him the team MVP award in 1979-1980. This honor is presented to the player who most contributes to the baseball team’s success on the field, and Bernie’s teammates felt he was the deserving recipient. He was also a Division III All-American, an All-New England selection, and All-MASCAC at second base. For his career he batted .358 with over 100 hits. Bernie also helped to lead the College to the Massachusetts State College Championship in 1980 and into the finals of the NCAA Division III Northeast regionals.
Bernie received his B.S. in Computer Science and his B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science.