Three Beacons Named to Second All-Conference Team
Senior Jamill Moquete of Boston has been named the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference selection after leading the University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team back to the postseason tournament for a 10th straight time.
In 135 at-bats, the outfielder recorded 45 hits, including seven doubles, six triples, and four home runs. Daniel Heefner, a junior relief pitcher from Tracy, California, Kyle Szatrowski, a junior starting pitcher from Agawam, and Daniel Mantoni, a freshman third baseman from Northbridge, were all named Second Team All-Conference selections.
The Beacons (17-23) ended their season on Thursday with a 10-5 loss to Eastern Connecticut State University.
Track and Field
With the second best jump in the history of the UMass Boston outdoor track and field program, junior Carl Joseph of Brockton was crowned the top high jumper in New England for the second straight week at the 2014 New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championship. His leap of 7-00.50 feet was a half-inch short of the program record he set last season. Track and Field will finish the outdoor season on Thursday and Friday at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Outdoor Championship meet in Troy, New York.
Five Beacons were named to LEC All-Conference Teams on Friday. Senior Charles Lai of Boston was named to the First Team in both singles and doubles. Seniors Sean Cullen of Medway, Eglis Bizhoti of Kucovë, Albania, and Mark Grinhaus of Scarsdale, New York, earned First Team honors for doubles play. Cullen, Grinhaus, and freshman Jack Wang of Suzhou, China were named to the Second Team for singles play.
Junior outfielder Kristina Bove of Medford has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All Region Team. She was named to the LEC Second Team last Wednesday.
The Department of Athletics hosted their seventh annual UMBY’s award ceremony on Monday. MVP awards were handed out in each sport as well as the William Puerto Award for student-athletes demonstrating strong sportsmanship and the Athletic Director’s Distinguished Student-Athlete Award for academically strong student-athletes. See the list of recipients here.
Watch the year-in-review video here.
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