Monte earns second team All-NE10 honors, while Lee lands on third team and Paul on All-Rookie Team
EASTON, Mass. (May 10, 2016) – Three members of the Stonehill College baseball team have earned All-Northeast-10 Conference honors as selected by the league's head coaches, the Conference announced on Wednesday.
Senior Ben Monte (New Haven, Connecticut/Guilford) headlines the Stonehill trio, as he was named to the second team for his first All-NE10 honor of his career. Classmate Steve Lee (Braintree, Massachusetts/Braintree) also received his first NE10 honor with a selection on the third team, while freshman Daniel Paul (Farmington, Connecticut/Avon Old Farms) rounded out the trio's first-career awards being tabbed on the All-Rookie Team.
Monte led the Skyhawks with a career-best year as he posted a .322 batting average. He led the team in triples (4), homeruns (6), doubles (11), walks (19), runs (31), hits (48). The New Haven, Connecticut native was also ranked in many categories in the NE10 including 2nd in triples, 3rd in homeruns, 8th in doubles 10th in stolen bases, 21st in hits, 22nd in batting average, 27th in walks.
Monte was also named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for three semesters and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for one. The senior wrapped up his four years as a Skyhawk with a .276 batting average, 126 hits, 26 doubles, 10 homeruns, 61 RBI, and 29 stolen bases.
Lee was ninth on the team this year with a .250 batting average, while he played third base and shortstop. The senior saw a career-best homeruns (4), triples (3), walks (13), RBI (22). The Braintree, Massachusetts native averaged a .246 batting average over his four years totaling 142 hits, 32 doubles, and 70 RBI.
Stonehill's shortstop totaled three game-winning hits this season, including a homerun for a 3-2 win over No. 7 Southern New Hampshire University. Lee also hit a game-winning single against Bentley, taking the first game of the series, 5-4. In the series decider against Assumption, the senior launched a double that hit off the base of the wall to bring home the game-winning run for a 2-1 win in 10 innings. Lee was tabbed on the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for three semesters and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for two semesters.
Paul led the team with a 2.51 ERA this season boasting a 3-0 record over seven games appeared in. The Farmington, Connecticut native totaled 28.2 innings pitched giving up 21 hits and eight earned runs. He also struck out 20 batters in his three game starts.
The freshman earned his first win as a Skyhawk in an 8-5 victory over No. 5 Southern New Hampshire University. During the game, he struck out four batters and gave up two earned runs. His second victory was against Franklin Pierce University, who was ranked No. 6 in the East Region, and pitched 8.0 innings giving up only two earned runs again for a 4-2 victory. Paul's final victory was over Saint Michael's College, where the Skyhawks tallied 19 hits for an 18-7 win.
The Skyhawks finished fifth in the Northeast Division, just shy of making playoffs, with a 15-27 overall record and a 9-12 mark in the NE10.
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Player of the Year: Zach Goldstein, Southern New Hampshire
Pitcher of the Year: TJ Santiago, Adelphi
Rookie Hitter of the Year: Ryan Berardino, Bentley
Rookie Pitcher of the Year: Chase Borowitz, Le Moyne
Bob Bellizzi Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire
2017 NE10 Baseball All-Conference
C - Andrew Jaehnig, Assumption
1B - Cam DiSarcina, Merrimack
2B - Steve Withers, Adelphi
3B - Zach Goldstein, Southern New Hampshire
SS - Tom Walraven, New Haven
OF - John Kukura, Pace
OF - Mike Gulino, Pace
OF - Nick Lamberti, Southern Connecticut
OF - Caleb Potter, Southern New Hampshire
DH - Ryan Sullivan, Southern New Hampshire
UTIL - Greg Zullo, Southern Connecticut
SP - TJ Santiago, Adelphi
SP - John Amendola, Franklin Pierce
SP - David Palmer, New Haven
SP - Mitchell Powers, Southern New Hampshire
RP - Josiah Gray, Le Moyne
C - Stephen Octave, Franklin Pierce
1B - Ryan Berardino, Bentley
2B - Paul Buckley, Merrimack
3B - Jack Zagaja, New Haven
SS - Jim Palmer, Southern Connecticut
OF - Adam Chase, Franklin Pierce
OF - Rob Petrillo, New Haven
OF - John Stanton, Southern New Hampshire
OF - Ben Monte, Stonehill
DH - Matt Ronai, Merrimack
UTIL - Brett Malm, Adelphi
SP - Cody McPartland, Franklin Pierce
SP - Sean Pisik, Le Moyne
SP - Tim Kennedy, New Haven
SP - Cole Bryant, Southern Connecticut
RP - Nate Spielvogel, Merrimack
C - Mike DeMartino, Southern Connecticut
1B - Dalton Davis, Franklin Pierce
2B - Mike Salmonese, Pace
3B - John Friday, Franklin Pierce
SS - Steve Lee, Stonehill
OF - Brandon Morse, Adelphi
OF - Matt Krause, American International
OF - JT Pittman, Le Moyne
OF - Kyle Hart, Southern Connecticut
DH - Chris Starcun, American International
UTIL - Camillo Spinoso, Le Moyne
SP - Bill Sullivan, Bentley
SP - Damian Powers, Le Moyne
SP - Alex Person, Southern New Hampshire
SP - Jake Stearns, Southern New Hampshire
RP - Stephen Fortuna, Southern New Hampshire
Ryan Bruning, American International
Matt Krause, American International
Jared Brescia, Assumption
Ryan Berardino, Bentley
Austin Farry, Bentley
Derek Duffy, Franklin Pierce
Dylan Jones, Franklin Pierce
Chase Borowitz, Le Moyne
Joey Porricelli, Merrimack
Matt Chamberlain, New Haven
Brandon LaManna, New Haven
Connor Hopkins, Saint Michael's
Nate Carney, Southern Connecticut
Brendan Ebert, Southern Connecticut
Nick Artymowicz, Southern New Hampshire
Daniel Paul, Stonehill