NAC Baseball All-Conference Announced

Husson senior outfielder Shawn Smith was honored as the North Atlantic Conference Baseball Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches, highlighting the league's announcement of its 2013 All-Conference Team. 

Smith led the conference with a .422 batting average and a .681 slugging percentage while his .484 on base percentage ranked third best among his peers. Smith was the league's most prolific power hitter as well, smacking four home runs and driving in 41 runs while collecting 92 total bases, all of which topped the conference.

Husson teammates Jordan Carter, J.T. Whitten and Pat Thibodeau all joined Smith as All-Conference First Team honorees.

Whitten's stand out first season garnered him a share of the league's Rookie of the Year honor, alongside University of Maine at Farmington's Ben Keene. Whitten ranked in the top-ten in home runs, RBI and batting average. Keene batted .403 in 26 games for the Beavers, going 17-for-34 down the stretch to earn the league's Rookie of the Week honor in each of the last two weeks.

Kevin Keith was named the league's top pitcher, capping a season in which he led the conference in wins (8), shutouts (4) and strikeouts (57), while posting a sparkling 0.95 ERA.

A quartet of Spartans earned first team accolades, as Castleton's Adam Greenlese, Connor Hoagland, Matt McNamee and Ryan Zielinski were all honored.

Jeff Richardson, of Thomas, rounded out the first team honorees.   

Castleton head coach Ted Shipley was selected as Coach of the Year after leading Castleton to a 22-2 league mark and top seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Shipley reached milestone win number 300 while at Castleton this season, earning his fifth NAC Coach of the Year award.

Lyndon was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

All-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players/positions are honored due to ties in voting.

2013 NAC Baseball All-Conference Team

All-Conference First Team   

C

Jordan Carter

Husson

So.

1B

J.T. Whitten

Husson

Fr.

2B

Ryan Zielinski

Castleton

Sr.

SS

Jeff Richardson

Thomas

Sr.

3B

Connor Hoagland

Castleton

So.

UT

Matt McNamee

Castleton

Jr.

OF

Shawn Smith

Husson

Sr.

OF

Pat Thibodeau

Husson

Jr.

OF

Cody Vigue

Thomas

Sr.

P

Adam Greenlese

Castleton

Jr.

P

Kevin Keith

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

C

Kevin Caputo

New England Col.

Jr

1B

Tyler Stotz

Colby-Sawyer

Sr.

1B

Ben Keene

Me.-Farmington

Fr.

SS

Vinny Monahan

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

SS

Devon Rollins

Lyndon

Fr.

OF

Brandon Adorno

New England Col.

Jr.

OF

Cameron Knight

Colby-Sawyer

Sr.

OF

Andy Lapple

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

UT

Eric Sucy

Thomas

Sr.

P

Brandon Reilly

Husson

Fr.

P

Patrick Riley

Castleton

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

OF

Shawn Smith

Husson

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Pitcher of the Year

P

Kevin Keith

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Co-Rookies the Year   

1B

Ben Keene

Me.-Farmington

Fr.

1B

J.T. Whitten 

Husson

Fr.

 
 
 
 

Coach the Year   

 

Ted Shipley

Castleton

 
 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

 

Lyndon