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ABCA/Rawlings, NEIBA Tab Weldon as Pitcher of the Year

ABCA/Rawlings, NEIBA Tab Weldon as Pitcher of the Year

Chris Kendrick (@CKendrick86)

CHICOPEE, Mass. – Elms College Tom Weldon (Springfield, Mass.) was named the 2016 New England-American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Pitcher of the Year, announced in press releases Tuesday afternoon. Weldon becomes the first player in program history to claim Pitcher of the Year honors from ABCA/Rawling and NEIBA.

Along with Pitcher of the Year designations, Weldon was selected to the All-New England First Team for the ABCA/Rawlings and NEIBA.

Weldon wrapped his Blazers career as one of the top pitchers in program history. As a senior, Tom set the program mark for wins in a season with an 11-1 mark, ranking second in the nation in victories. Tom racked up 93 strikeouts, tenth-most in the country, in 93.1 innings of work with six complete games, en route to the NECC Pitcher of the Year award. Weldon owns the program record for career wins, career innings pitched, career shutout, career strikeouts, games started in a season, wins in a season, strikeouts in a season, innings pitched in a season, and strikeouts in a game.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. 

ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans and Gold Glove winners will be announced for NCAA Div. III on the evening of Thursday, May 26 and NCAA Div. II on Monday, May 30, 2016.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

All NEIBA first-team selections are eligible for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. The Division III All-America and ABCA/Rawlings Golf Glove winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday, May 26.

 

NCAA Div. III New England All-Region First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Nic Lops

Gr.

Saint Joseph's

ME

1B

Alex Venditti

Sr.

WPI

MA

2B

Richard Fecteau

Sr.

Salem State

MA

3B

Mike Kochiss

Jr.

Endicott

MA

SS

Sam Dexter

Sr.

Southern Maine

ME

SS

Austin Filiere

So.

MIT

MA

OF

Alex Zachary

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut State

CT

OF

Brady Chant

So.

Suffolk

MA

OF

Marco Baratta

Sr.

Wesleyan

CT

DH

Alex Parkos

Fr.

Eastern Connecticut State

CT

UT

Ryan Healy

Sr.

Brandeis

MA

P

Tom Weldon

Sr.

Elms

MA

P

Eric Dumas

Sr.

Wheaton

MA

P

Dan Southerland

So.

Wheaton

MA

P

Speros Varinos

Jr.

Tufts

MA

 

NCAA Div. III New England All-Region Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Logan Sullo

So.

Mass. Maritime

MA

1B

Alex Perry

So.

Salve Regina

RI

2B

Jake Frasca

Fr.

Suffolk

MA

3B

Ryan Zahornasky

Sr.

Newbury

MA

3B

Eduardo Colmenares

Sr.

Western New England

MA

SS

Nick Swim

Sr.

Castleton

VT

SS

Kyle Bonicki

So.

Clark

MA

OF

Alec Echevarria

Sr.

MIT

MA

OF

Mark Webber

So.

Babson

MA

OF

Mike Davis

Sr.

Salem State

MA

OF

Jimmy Smith

Sr.

Wheaton

MA

DH

Tristan Dacey

Fr.

Salve Regina

RI

UT

Nick Miceli

Jr.

Wesleyan

CT

P

Sean Buckland

Sr.

Salem State

MA

P

Al Jordan Johnson

Sr.

Mitchell

CT

P

JJ Branch

Sr.

Endicott

MA

P

Cody Dube

Sr.

Keene State

NH

 

NCAA Div. III New England All-Region Third Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Wes Hurty

Sr.

Lasell

MA

1B

Jack Halpin

Jr.

Babson

MA

1B

Sam Stauble

So.

Southern Maine

ME

2B

Vinny D'Ambrosio

Sr.

WPI

MA

2B

Ben Bavly

Fr.

Brandeis

MA

3B

Tom O'Hara

So.

Tufts

MA

3B

Drew Carter

Sr.

Suffolk

MA

SS

Kevin Marciano

Sr.

Western New England

MA

SS

David Murphy

Jr.

UMass Boston

MA

OF

Ryan Kelly

Sr.

Salve Regina

RI

OF

Liam O'Connor

Sr.

Brandeis

MA

OF

Harry Brown

Jr.

Tufts

MA

OF

Chris Callahan

Sr.

Western Connecticut State

CT

OF

John Mulready

Sr.

WPI

MA

DH

Tyler Pina

Jr.

Mitchell

CT

DH

Anthony Serina

Sr.

Endicott

MA

UT

Dan Mantoni

Jr.

UMass Boston

MA

P

Kevin Sinatra

Fr.

Suffolk

MA

P

David Cherry

Sr.

Western New England

MA

P

Bob Hamel

Fr.

Western New England

MA

P

Jackson Volle

Jr.

Amherst

MA

P

Sam Spencer

Sr.

Castleton

VT

 

New England Region Position Player of the Year: Alex Venditti, WPI

New England Region Pitcher of the Year: Tom Weldon, Elms

 
 

2016 NEIBA Division III All-New England Teams

Player of the Year: Alex Venditti, WPI

Pitcher of the Year: Tom Weldon, Elms

Coach of the Year: Eric Podbelski, Wheaton

POS

FIRST TEAM

P

Tom Weldon, Elms, Sr.

P

Eric Dumas, Wheaton, Sr.

P

Speros Varinos, Tufts, Jr.

P

Dan Southerland, Wheaton, So.

1B

Alex Venditti, WPI, Sr.

2B

Richard Fecteau, Salem State, Sr.

3B

Mike Kochiss, Endicott, Jr.

SS

Sam Dexter, Southern Maine, Sr.

SS

Austin Filiere, MIT, So.

OF

Marco Baratta, Wesleyan, Sr.

OF

Brady Chant, Suffolk, So.

OF

Alex Zachary, Eastern Connecticut, Jr.

DH

Alex Parkos, Eastern Connecticut, Fr.

UT

Ryan Healy, Brandeis, Sr.

C

Nic Lops, Saint Joseph's, Gr.

 

 

 

POS

SECOND TEAM

P

Al Jordan Johnson, Mitchell, Sr.

P

Sean Buckland, Salem State, Sr.

P

JJ Branch, Endicott, Sr.

P

Cody Dube, Keene State, Sr.

1B

Alex Perry, Salve Regina, So.

2B

Jake Frasca, Suffolk, Fr.

3B

Ryan Zahornsky, Newbury, Sr.

SS

Nick Swim, Castleton, Sr.

SS

Kyle Bonicki, Clark, So.

OF

Mike Davis, Salem State, Sr.

OF

Zack Smith, Salve Regina, Fr.

OF

Mark Webber, Babson, So.

OF

Alec Echevarria, MIT, Sr.

DH

Tristan Dacey, Salve Regina, Fr.

UT

Nick Miceli, Wesleyan, Jr.

C

Logan Sullo, Mass. Maritime, So.

 
 

POS

THIRD TEAM

P

Kevin Sinatra, Suffolk, Fr.

P

David Cherry, Western New England, Sr.

P

Jackson Volle, Amherst, Jr.

P

Sam Spencer, Castleton, Sr.

P

Bob Hamel, Western New England, Fr.

1B

Jack Halpin, Babson, Jr.

1B

Sam Stauble, Southern Maine, So.

2B

Ben Bavly, Brandeis, Fr.

2B

Vinny D'Ambrosio, WPI, Sr.

3B

Tom O'Hara, Tufts, So.

3B

Drew Carter, Suffolk, Sr.

SS

David Murphy, UMass Boston, Jr.

SS

Kevin Marciano, Western New England, Sr.

OF

Harry Brown, Tufts, Jr.

OF

Ryan Kelly, Salve Regina, Sr.

OF

Liam O'Connor, Brandeis, Sr.

OF

John Mulready, WPI, Sr.

DH

Anthony Serna, Endicott, Sr.

DH

Tyler Pina, Mitchell, Jr.

UT

Dan Mantoni, UMass Boston, Jr.

C

Wes Hurty, Lasell, Sr.

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