CAA Coaches Name JMU’s Trever Knight Player of the Year
RICHMOND, Va. – James Madison junior infielder/pitcher Trevor Knight was selected as the 2010 CAA baseball preseason Player of the Year in voting by the league’s head coaches.
Knight batted .377 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI for the Dukes last season. He was also tied for the team lead with 60 runs scored and stole 15 bases in 18 attempts. The junior, who earned first-team All-CAA and second-team All-East Region honors, ranked among the top 10 in the CAA in batting average, hits, runs, home runs and total bases. Knight also posted a 3-2 record and a 4.32 ERA in 13 appearances on the mound.
Knight was one of five JMU players chosen to the preseason All-CAA baseball team. He was joined by junior shortstop David Herbek (.370, 54 RBI), senior outfielder Matt Browning (.376, 59 RBI), senior outfielder Matt Townsend (.390, 17 HR, 59 RBI) and junior relief pitcher Kevin Munson (3-3, 9 svs., 2.85 ERA).
George Mason, Georgia State and UNC Wilmington each had a pair of players selected to the squad. Representing the Patriots were senior second baseman Ryan Soares (.318, 42 RBI) and senior starting pitcher Kevin Crum (8-4, 4.64 ERA). Making the squad from the Panthers were senior first baseman Bradley Logan (.309, 49 RBI) and senior starting pitcher Ryan Moore (7-2, 4.41 ERA). Named to the team from the Seahawks were junior catcher Cody Stanley (.332, 56 RBI) and senior designated hitter Robbie Monday (.277, 12 HR, 37 RBI).
Rounding out the preseason All-CAA team were Old Dominion senior third baseman Jake McAloose (.413, 44 RBI) and Towson senior outfielder Kevin Collins (.335, 14 HR, 56 RBI).
2010 PRESEASON ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM
Cody Stanley, UNC Wilmington C .332, 12 HR, 56 RBI
Bradley Logan, Georgia State 1B .309, 10 HR, 49 RBI
Ryan Soares, George Mason 2B .318, 11 HR, 42 RBI
David Herbek, James Madison SS .370, 10 HR, 54 RBI, 18 SB
Jake McAloose, Old Dominion 3B .413, 6 HR, 44 RBI
Matt Browning, James Madison OF .376, 9 HR, 59 RBI
Kevin Collins, Towson OF .335, 14 HR, 56 RBI
Matt Townsend, James Madison OF .390, 17 HR, 59 RBI
Trevor Knight, James Madison P/IF .377, 14 HR, 55 RBI/3-2, 4.32 ERA
Robbie Monday, UNC Wilm. DH .277, 12 HR, 37 RBI
Kevin Crum, George Mason SP 8-4, 4.64 ERA, 56 K’s
Ryan Moore, Georgia State SP 7-2, 4.41 ERA, 64 K’s
Kevin Munson, James Madison RP 3-3, 9 svs., 2.85 ERA
Honorable Mention: Chris Forsten, C, William and Mary; Ryan Cuneo, 1B, Delaware; Mike Fabiaschi, 2B, James Madison; Chris Wychock, 2B, Towson; Nick Natoli, SS, Towson; Mike Rooney, SS, UNC Wilmington; Carlos Alonso, 3B, Delaware; Grayson Evans, OF, UNC Wilmington; Austin Harclerode, 1B/OF, Towson; Shane Davis, DH, George Mason; Turner Phelps, SP, James Madison; Rich O’Donald, SP, Delaware; Stephen Harrold, RP, UNC Wilmington, Justin Malone, RP, Georgia State