BOSTON, Mass. – Junior pitcher Colton Cannon has been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball All-conference second team.
Cannon led the Bears pitching staff in wins (4), innings (51 2/3) and strikeouts (48). He had a record of 4-1 for the Bears and opponents hit just .233 against him.
The southpaw had wins over Fitchburg State, Gettysburg, Springfield and NEWMAC regular season champion MIT this season as the Bears were 16-21 overall and 8-9 in conference play qualifying for the conference tournament for the second straight season and the third time in the last four years.
The Bears also won the NEWMAC sportsmanship award.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alex Vendetti, WPI
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Eric Dumas, Wheaton
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Steven Gallagher, WPI
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Callahan, WPI
2016 NEWMAC All-Conference Team
|First Team||Alex Venditti||Infield||WPI|
|First Team||Eric Dumas||Pitcher||Wheaton|
|First Team||Austin Filiere||Infield||MIT|
|First Team||Kyle Bonicki||Infield||Clark|
|First Team||Jimmy Smith||Outfield||Wheaton|
|First Team||Mark Webber||Outfield||Babson|
|First Team||Justin Silvestro||Infield||Wheaton|
|First Team||Nick Locascio||Pitcher||MIT|
|First Team||Jack Halpin||Infield||Babson|
|Second Team||Vinny D'Ambrosio||Infield||WPI|
|Second Team||Alec Echevarria||Outfield||MIT|
|Second Team||Mike Vaitkunas||Pitcher||WPI|
|Second Team||David Hesslink||Pitcher||MIT|
|Second Team||Dan Southerland||Pitcher||Wheaton|
|Second Team||Colton Cannon||Pitcher||Coast Guard|
|Second Team||Adam Ayala||Infield||Babson|
|Second Team||John Mulready||Outfield||WPI|
|Second Team||John Drago||Infield||MIT|