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Tribune file photo Nick Rivera a 2014 Northwoods League All-Star, came to Willmar by way of Florida Gulf Coast.

Florida Gulf Coast North: Fort Myers university provides Stingers with strong pipeline of talent


Michael Suchy. Zack Tillery. Nick Rivera. Brady Anderson. Ricky Knapp. Sean Dwyer.

These are some of the better players in the Willmar Stingers’ short history, and they have one common thread: They all came from the same school, Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Florida.

The Stingers have had 11 Eagles come here for summer ball, so many that Willmar is known as “Florida Gulf Coast North” by the players who have come through.

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Ben Brewster

Ben Brewster covers the Willmar Stingers and other area sports, as well as laying out the daily sports section cover for the West Central Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @benbrewster.

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