UNCW's Golden Headlines All-CAA Baseball Team

UNCW's Golden Headlines All-CAA Baseball Team

RICHMOND, Va. (May 23, 2017) – UNCW senior outfielder Casey Golden was selected as the 2017 CAA baseball Player of the Year, while Seahawks’ sophomore right-hander Alex Royalty received CAA Pitcher of the Year accolades as the conference announced its post-season award winners on Tuesday.
 
Other top honors went to Elon freshman pitcher Kyle Brnovich as CAA Rookie of the Year, Northeastern junior shortstop Max Burt as CAA Defensive Player of the Year and Northeastern’s Mike Glavine as CAA Coach of the Year.
 
Golden capped an excellent career with a standout senior season. The UNCW outfielder batted .306 and led the conference with 18 home runs and a .622 slugging percentage. He also contributed 12 doubles and 36 RBI’s while ranking third in the league with 50 runs scored. Golden currently ranks third on UNCW’s career homers list (37), seventh in hits (235) and runs scored (161), and 10th in doubles (48) and RBI’s (141). He’s the sixth different Seahawk to receive the Bill Brooks Player of the Year award.
 
Royalty is UNCW’s fourth CAA Pitcher of the Year honoree in the past five seasons, joining Mat Batts (2013-14) and Ryan Foster (2016). The Seahawks’ right-hander led the league in victories with an 8-2 record, including a 5-1 mark in CAA play. He tied for the conference lead in strikeouts with 98, issued just 24 walks and ranked sixth in the league with a 3.38 ERA. Opponents batted only .245 against Royalty, who threw a CAA-high 90.2 innings over 14 starts.
 
Brnovich is Elon’s first CAA Rookie of the Year and only the second pitcher in the past seven seasons to be chosen as the league’s top freshman. The Phoenix right-hander went 6-4, with five wins coming in conference play, and ranked second in the league with a 3.13 ERA. He limited opponents to a .192 batting average, which was the best in the CAA, and was tied for third in the conference with 96 strikeouts in 83.1 innings.  
 
Burt is Northeastern’s second straight CAA Defensive Player of the Year honoree, joining catcher Josh Treff in 2016. The junior shortstop had a sparkling .960 fielding percentage with only 10 errors in 253 chances. He led the conference with 158 assists and was also involved in a league-best 44 double plays. His performance helped the Huskies lead the CAA in fielding percentage as a team (.976). Burt also batted .310 with a team-high 16 doubles and 29 RBI’s.
 
Glavine received his first CAA Coach of the Year award after guiding Northeastern to a 28-23 overall record and its first CAA regular-season title with a 16-7 mark. The Huskies captured six of their eight conference series and closed the regular-season on a six-game winning streak, which matched their longest of the year.
 
UNCW placed a league-high four players on the All-CAA first team. Golden and Royalty were joined by sophomore catcher Ryan Jeffers (.313, 10 HR, 32 RBI’s) and junior designated hitter Nick Feight (.299, 14 HR, 46 RBI’s). Delaware had three first-team honorees with sophomore first baseman Nick Patten (.306, 13 HR, 45 RBI’s), senior outfielder Jordan Glover (.331, 10 HR, 44 RBI’s), and senior relief pitcher Burk FitzPatrick (2-0, 5 saves, 3.24 ERA).
 
Elon’s Brnovich was joined by sophomore shortstop Ryne Ogren (.358, 4 HR, 33 RBI’s), while College of Charleston had junior third baseman Tommy Richter (.362, 1 HR, 24 RBI’s) and sophomore outfielder Logan McRae (.322, 15 HR, 58 RBI’s) make the squad. Rounding out the first team were William & Mary junior second baseman Cullen Large (.344, 6 HR, 38 RBI’s), and Hofstra junior outfielder/pitcher Teddy Cillis (.280, 6 HR, 27 RBI’s/96 K’s pitching).
 
The 2017 CAA Baseball Championship gets underway on Wednesday from UNCW’s Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C.  Six teams will battle for the league title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
 
2017 ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM
(selected by CAA Head Baseball Coaches)

FIRST TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.         Hometown/High School                           2017 Stats
Ryan Jeffers, UNCW                                 C           So.        Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson                        .313, 10 HR, 32 RBI’s
Nick Patten, Delaware                             1B         So.         Butler, Pa./IMG Academy (Fla.)               .306, 13 HR, 45 RBI’s
Cullen Large, William & Mary                2B           Jr.          Chesterfield, Va./James River                .344, 6 HR, 38 RBI’s
Ryne Ogren, Elon                                     SS          So.        Devon, Pa./Conestoga                             .358, 4 HR, 33 RBI’s
Tommy Richter, Col. of Charleston       3B           Jr.        Wayne, Pa./Conestoga                              .362, 1 HR, 24 RBI’s
Jordan Glover, Delaware                        OF           Sr.       Marlton, N.J./Cherokee                               .331, 10 HR, 44 RBI’s
Casey Golden, UNCW                              OF         Sr.       Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews              .306, 18 HR, 36 RBI’s
Logan McRae, Col. of Charleston          OF         So.       Florence, S.C./West Florence                   .322, 15 HR, 58 RBI’s
Teddy Cillis, Hofstra                                 UT           Jr.        Latham, N.Y./Blair Academy                       .280, 6 HR, 27 RBI’s
Nick Feight, UNCW                                   DH         Jr.        Gainesville, Va./Battlefield                           .299, 14 HR, 46 RBI’s
Kyle Brnovich, Elon                                  SP           Fr.       Milton, Ga./Kings Ridge Christian               6-4, 3.13 ERA, 96 K’s
Alex Royalty, UNCW                                SP           So.       Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook                                 8-2, 3.38 ERA, 98 K’s
Burk FitzPatrick, Delaware                     RP          Sr.       Berwyn, Pa./Episcopal Academy                 2-0, 5 svs., 3.24 ERA
 
2017 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Casey Golden, OF, UNCW
2017 CAA PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Alex Royalty, RHP, UNCW
2017 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Max Burt, SS, Northeastern
2017 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Kyle Brnovich, RHP, Elon
2017 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR:  Mike Glavine, Northeastern
 
SECOND TEAM
Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                             2017 Stats
Brian Mayer, Delaware                             C            Sr.       Brick, N.J./Brick Township                         .328, 10 HR, 35 RBI’s
Cam Hanley, Northeastern                     1B         Sr.        Walpole, Mass./Walpole                            .323, 4 HR, 40 RBI’s
Brian Mims, UNCW                                  2B         Jr.        Montclair, Va./Forest Park                           .319, 7 HR, 34 RBI’s
Jeremy Ake, Delaware                            SS          Sr.       Readington, N.J./Hunterdon Central       .354, 2 HR, 37 RBI’s
David Leiderman, Hofstra                       3B         Sr.       Merrick, N.Y./Bellmore JFK                         .263, 3 HR, 16 RBI’s
Kyle Jackson, Elon                                    OF         Sr.       Atlanta, Ga./Mount Pisgah                         .311, 12 HR, 50 RBI’s
Brandon Raquet, William & Mary            OF        Fr.       Boalsburg, Pa./State College                    .337, 3 HR, 20 RBI’s
Adam Sisk, James Madison                    OF       Jr.        Fairfax, Va./Robinson                                   .337, 11 HR, 41 RBI’s
Charlie McConnell, Northeastern           UT       So.       Reading, Mass./Belmont Hill School       .279, 2 HR, 16 RBI’s, 13 SB
Doug Trimble, Delaware                          DH       Sr.         Rosemont, Pa./Episcopal                         .343, 6 HR, 43 RBI’s
Ron Marinaccio, Delaware                      SP         Jr.        Toms River, N.J./Toms River North            3-2, 3 svs, 2.19 ERA, 60 K’s
Evan Sisk, Col. of Charleston                 SP        So.        Chester, S.C./Lewisville                               5-1, 3.33 ERA, 46 K’s
Carter Love, Col. of Charleston              RP          Jr.       Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell                           2-4, 2 svs, 3.66 ERA
 
THIRD TEAM
Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                               2017 Stats
Hayden Platt, Elon                                      C          Jr.        Naples, Fla./Naples                                      .319, 7 HR, 30 RBI’s
Brett Johnson, James Madison              1B         Sr.       Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield       .301, 11 HR, 42 RBI’s
Nick Tierno, Delaware                              2B         Sr.       Voorhees, N.J./Eastern                                 .325, 2 HR, 17 RBI’s
Max Burt, Northeastern                            SS          Jr.        North Andover, Mass./St. John’s Prep       .310, 4 HR, 29 RBI’s
Diaz Nardo, Delaware                             3B         Jr.        Harbeson, Del./Cape Henlopen                  .269, 5 HR, 35 RBI’s
Fox Semones, James Madison            UT         Fr.       Woodbridge, Va./Hylton                                   .316, 3 HR, 21 RBI’s
Ryder Miconi, William & Mary                 DH        Sr.       Guilford, Conn./Guilford                                  .319, 9 HR, 45 RBI’s
Ryan Hall, William & Mary                      OF         Jr.        Richmond, Va./Cosby                                     .299, 6 HR, 39 RBI’s
Kevin Mohollen, Delaware                     OF         So.       Rose Valley, Pa./Strath-Haven                     .314, 2 HR, 28 RBI’s
Calvin Scott, Delaware                           OF          Jr.        Newark, Del./St. Mark’s                                 .350, 3 HR, 39 RBI’s
Brian Christian, Northeastern               SP          Jr.        Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North                7-2, 3.45 ERA, 78 K’s
Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern               SP          Sr.       Holland, Pa./Germantown Acad.                  4-1, 4 svs, 3.21 ERA
Clark Cota, UNCW                                  RP         So.       Hampstead, N.C./Topsail                             2-1, 4 svs, 3.27 ERA
 

CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                               2017 Stats
Kyle Brnovich, Elon                                    P            Fr.       Milton, Ga./Kings Ridge Christian             6-4, 3.13 ERA, 96 K’s
Jakob Frishmuth, Col. of Charleston     P            Fr.       Myrtle Beach, S.C./Carolina Forest            3-5, 5.90 ERA, 31 K’s
Scott Holzwasser, Northeastern             IF           Fr.       Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury               .259, 6 HR, 27 RBI’s
Kevin Kelly, James Madison                   P            Fr.       Springfield, Va./Paul VI                                  5-3, 1 sv, 2.91 ERA, 38 K’s
George Kirby, Elon                                    P            Fr.       Rye, N.Y/Rye                                                   1-3, 2 svs, 5.12 ERA, 52 K’s
Brandon Raquet, William & Mary          OF         Fr.       Boalsburg, Pa./State College                       .337, 3 HR, 20 RBI’s
Brian Rodriguez, Northeastern              P            Fr.       Yonkers, N.Y./Berkshire School                   4-3, 1 sv, 2.57 ERA, 27 K’s
Patrick Ryan, William & Mary                  IF           Fr.       McLean, Va./Bishop O’Connell                   .256, 1 HR, 14 RBI’s
Fox Semones, James Madison            IF           Fr.       Woodbridge, Va./Hylton                                 .316, 3 HR, 21 RBI’s
Zarion Sharpe, UNCW                            P            Fr.       Greenville, N.C./Oakwood School               6-1, 4.25 ERA, 43 K’s
 

CAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/Previous School
Tom Archer, Hofstra                                  IF           So.       Northport, N.Y./St. John The Baptist
Matt Golczewski, Towson                        P            Sr.       Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill
Brett Johnson, James Madison            1B         Sr.       Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield
Nolan Lang, Northeastern                     IF           Jr.        Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Carter Love, Col. of Charleston            P            Jr.        Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell
Brian Mayer, Delaware                           C            Gr.       Brick, N.J./Brick Township
Ryder Miconi, William & Mary                IF           Sr.       Guilford, Conn./Guilford
Ryne Ogren, Elon                                   IF           So.       Devon, Pa./Conestoga
Robbie Thorburn, UNCW                     OF         Sr.       Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons