Saturday, May 14, 2011

MAAC Stars Of The Year*

*Not the official MAAC Players Of The Year, but as chosen by this blog

Player Of The Year

Shannon Jones, Siena Saints

Shannon finished second in the MAAC with a .416 average; she hit .413 in conference games. She currently leads the conference in RBIs, and finished first in conference games RBIs. She was second in the conference with a .723 slugging percentage. She also hit 10 home runs, and had a .962 fielding percentage at shortstop. Shannon was chiefly responsible for lifting Siena to a new level. She is a dangerous hitter, who even the best pitchers often avoid.

Pitcher Of The Year

Sarah Minice, Fairfield Stags

The numbers speak for themselves---1.28 ERA; and an incredible 0.56 in conference games. A current record of 18-8. Sarah in her senior senior season has led a team of mostly freshmen into the championship game. She has lost only one MAAC game, and that by a 1-0 score. Totally dominant in the conference.

Freshman Of The Year

Jessika-Jo Sandrini, Siena Saints

How the MAAC coaches left Jessika-Jo off their All-MAAC teams is beyond comprehension. Maybe they were too busy voting for 5-21 pitchers and .254 hitters! J-J had an epic freshman season, batting .387, third best in the conference. She led the conference with a .532 on base percentage, and had a knack for getting on and scoring at crucial times. She also did very well in the circle, setting a Siena record with 12 wins. She finished with a 2.99 ERA.


Carl said...

Hi Lena

RE: JJ Sandrini-Sounds like the coaches were getting even for her always being the fly in their ointment, always seeming to get on base!!! I suppose that would drive a coach to make a dumb decision. To bad all her hard work wasn't recognized.


Lena said...

Jessika-Jo Sandrini never hit below .387 her freshman season, and as I pointed out, led the conference in on base percentage. She got on base more than any player in the MAAC. And the coaches in their wisdom chose a .254 hitter over her.
Of course, I watch ALL the games closely.