Kiel’s Baltic hurricanes re-sign the upper division. III QB Joe Germinerio
Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
the Baltic hurricanes in Kiel of German Football League having re-signed Joe germinerio (Ithaca College, The College at Brockport, NCAA Div. 3) as quarterback for the 2021 season.
Germinerio had originally signed up to play with the Hurricanes for the 2020 season but this has been canceled due to the pandemic.
As a starter at the same time Ithaca and Brockport, the 6’2 ″, 220-pound 23-year-old from Wynantskill, New York, has compiled an impressive overall record of 37 wins and just seven losses. He spent his last year with Ithaca where he was appointed Eastern Region Offensive Player of the Year after completing 281 of 403 passes for 3,388 yards and 33 touchdowns while throwing 10 interceptions while rushing for a team-high 424 yards and seven touchdowns.
Germinerio started his academic career at Brockpor Colleget in New York State. He has played at a high level starting in his first season, 2016 when he started seven of ten games and led his team to the CEAC bowl. In 2017, he threw passes for 3,485 yards and 28 touchdowns and helped lead the team to an unbeaten regular season. This was followed by a deep playoff series when the Golden Eagles reached the NCAA Division III semi-finals.
In 2018 he again led Brockport to a perfect season and again thrown over 3000 yards and 28 touchdowns. After graduating in the spring of 2019, he moved to Ithaca College for its last season. There he led his new team to the CEAC bowl and threw passes for 3,388 yards and 33 touchdowns. As in previous years, he was elected to several regional All-Star teams and was again nominated for the Gagliardi Trophy.