NEAC East Baseball All-Conference Announced

Castleton junior second baseman Ryan Zielinski was honored as the North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division Baseball Player of the Year in a vote by the division's coaches. The 2010 Rookie of the Year, Zielinski is the first Spartan to win the award since 2004.

Zielinksi led the NEAC East in batting (.406), on base percentage (.484), slugging percentage (.586), hits (52) triples (4), doubles (12) and runs scored (36), while ranking second in RBI (31) and stolen bases (15). Zielinski also makes his second appearance on the All-Conference First Team, where he is joined by teammates Joe Borowski, Pete Wagner and Tyler Erickson.

Cody Vigue and Jeff Richardson represent Thomas College on the first team, while the University of Maine at Farmington also featured a pair of representatives in Matthew Woodbury and Dale Winchenbach.

New England College catcher Juan Berrios earned Rookie of the Year honors, as well as a spot on the first team. Berrios hit .330, drove in 21 runs and scored a dozen more during his freshman campaign.

Colby-Sawyer pitcher Kevin Keith and Husson outfielder Kyle Vanidestine rounded out the first-team honorees.

Castleton's David Brandt was named NEAC East Defensive Player of the Year. The speedy centerfielder made just one error in 94 chances recording 77 putouts and 16 assists in 37 games.

Thomas head coach Greg King was selected as East Division Coach of the Year for the second-straight season and third time in his career. King led this year's squad to a 19-5 league mark and second seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

University of Maine at Farmington was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

All-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

2012 NEAC East Division Baseball All-Conference Team

All-Conference First Team   

 C

Juan Berrios

New England Col.

Fr.

 1B

Joe Borowski

Castleton

So

 2B

Ryan Zielinski

Castleton

Jr

 SS

Jeff Richardson

Thomas

Jr

 3B

Pete Wagner

Castleton

Sr

 UT

Matthew Woddbury

Me.-Farmington

Fr.

 OF

Cody Vigue

Thomas

Jr

 OF

Kyle Vanidestine

Husson

Sr

 OF

Dale Winchenbach

Me.-Farmington

Jr

 P

Tyler Erickson

Castleton

Sr

 P

Kevin Keith

Colby-Sawyer

So

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

 C

Mat Pause

Castleton

Jr

 1B

Tyler Stotz

Colby-Sawyer

Jr

 2B

Ben Goodall

Thomas

Sr

 SS

Pierce Byrd

New England Col.

So.

 3B

Josh Gray

Thomas

Sr

 OF

Lucas Burgess

New England Col.

Sr

 OF

Chris Biskup

New England Col.

Sr

 OF

Christopher Smith

New England Col.

Fr

 P

Nate Adams

Husson

Sr

 P

Dakota Aker

Castleton

Sr

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

2B

Ryan Zielinski

Castleton

Jr

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year

OF

David Brandt

Castleton

Sr

 
 
 
 

Rookie the Year   

C

Juan Berrios

New England Col.

Fr

 
 


Coach the Year   

 

Greg King

Thomas


 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

 

University of Maine at Farmington