Sixteen Named to Daktronics NCAA Division II Baseball All-East Region Teams
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May 21, 2012
Individual honors continue for Franklin
Pierce's Mathieu and Southern New Hampshire's Flight
South Easton, Mass. – Franklin Pierce University first baseman Zach Mathieu has been named the Daktronics East Region Player of the Year and Southern New Hampshire University lefthander Tim Flight was tabbed as the East Region Pitcher of the Year, it was announced late last week with the release of the 2012 Daktronics Division II All-East Region Teams.
It marks the most recent honors for Mathieu and Flight. The two were also selected as this year's Northeast-10 Conference Player and Pitcher of the Year in addition to the being named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Player and Pitcher of the Year last week.
Mathieu, whose Ravens were just one victory away from competing for the NCAA East Regional championship, finished his season with a .370 average (87-for-235), 13 home runs and 49 RBI. The sophomore also slugged an impressive .672 (22 doubles and five triples) and posted a .429 on-base percentage.
Flight meanwhile helped the Penmen to the 2012 NCAA East Regional crown this past weekend, earning a victory on the mound last Thursday against Dowling College. He currently is 8-1 with a 1.22 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 95.2 innings of work with three complete games.
In addition to Mathieu and Flight, seven other Northeast-10 student-athletes received a First Team nod, including Michael White of Stonehill College at the utility slot; University of Massachusetts Lowell second baseman James Katsiroubas; UMass Lowell third baseman Cam Kneeland; Franklin Pierce catcher Matt Walsh; Franklin Pierce outfielder James Roche; Saint Anselm College starting pitcher John Healy; and So. New Hampshire reliever Alex Powers.
Seven more were named to the Daktronics Second Team, including Bentley University designated hitter Greg Baggett; Franklin Pierce second baseman Dan Hennigan; Assumption College shortstop Shane Keddy; Franklin Pierce outfielder Nick LaCroix; Bentley starting pitcher Rob Finneran; Pace University starting pitcher Michael Tamburino; and So. New Hampshire starting pitcher Brad Monroe.
For a complete list of the 2012 Daktronics All-East Region selections, please see below.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
Util. – Michael White, Sr., Stonehill
DH – Mike Russo, Jr., Saint Thomas Aquinas
1B – Zach Mathieu, So., Franklin Pierce
2B – James Katsiroubas, Jr., UMass Lowell
3B – Cam Kneeland, Sr., UMass Lowell
SS – Frank Salerno, Sr., Saint Thomas Aquinas
C – Matt Walsh, Fr., Franklin Pierce
OF – James Roche, Gr., Franklin Pierce
OF – Joe Antenucci, Sr., Saint Thomas Aquinas
OF – Joe Harbach, Sr., Wilmington (Del.)
SP – John Healy, Sr., Saint Anselm
SP – Matt Marotta, Sr., Saint Thomas
SP – Tim Flight, Jr., So. New Hampshire
SP – Dan McMahon, Jr., Univ. of Sciences
RP – Alex Powers, Jr., So. New Hampshire
Util – Luis Gonzalez, Jr., Concordia
DH – Greg Baggett, Sr., Bentley
1B – Eric Schlitter, Sr., Bridgeport
2B – Jesse Daywalt, Sr., Chestnut Hill
2B – Dan Hennigan, Sr., Franklin Pierce
3B – Stanley Susana, Fr., Saint Thomas Aquinas
SS – Shane Keddy, Jr., Assumption
C – George Wargo, Sr., Saint Thomas Aquinas
OF – Joe Petosa, Jr., Felician
OF – Nick LaCroix, Jr., Franklin Pierce
OF – Matt Ranaudo, Sr., Bridgeport
SP – Rob Finneran, Gr., Bentley
SP – Bo Budkevics, Jr., C.W. Post
SP – Michael Tamburino, Jr., Pace
SP – Brad Monroe, Sr., So. New Hampshire
RP – Jordan Oncay, Sr., Wilmington (Del.)