The Campus Call: Cape Cod Collegiate Athletes Reap Postseason Awards

St. John Paul II graduate Michael Young of Mashpee was named the Northeast-10 Rookie Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the NE-10 All-Rookie team earlier this week after a spectacular season at DII Stonehill College. Young boasted a 0.71 earned run average and finished with a 3-2 record in 13 appearances while striking out 42 batters in 38 innings of work.

Mashpee's Michael Young, a 2014 graduate of St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, was named the NE-10 Rookie Pitcher of the Year this week and notched his first-ever postseason victory on the mound yesterday over Adelphi. Stonehill College Athletics Photo

Mashpee’s Michael Young, a 2014 graduate of St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, was named the NE-10 Rookie Pitcher of the Year this week and notched his first-ever postseason victory on the mound yesterday over Adelphi.
Stonehill College Athletics Photo

Thursday (May 7), Young notched his first-ever collegiate postseason victory in West Haven, CT when he turned in a dominant pitching performance in the Northeast-10 Conference Baseball Tournament that saw Stonehill defeat Adelphi University, 2-1. Northeast Division No. 3 seed Stonehill (32-11-1, 16-7 NE-10), ranked No. 3 in the NCAA East Region, took on No. 3 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University today in the double-elimination championship tournament.

In what was his first career postseason start yesterday, Young struck out four batters and allowed just three hits over eight shutout innings, improving to 4-2 with the win. Young is the son of Mark and Mary Ann Young of Mashpee,

Massachusetts Maritime junior pitcher Kyle Kennedy was named this week to the 2015 Capital One Division III Baseball Academic All-District® team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America for his performance both on the diamond and in the classroom. Kennedy is now eligible for selection to the national Capital One Division III Academic All-America® squad that will be announced in early June.

A native of Woodbury, Conn. and a graduate of Nonnewaug High School, Kennedy has posted a 3.60 cumulative grade point average as a Facilities Engineering major at the Academy. He is the sixth Buccaneer student-athlete to earn Academic All-District® accolades since 2009 and if selected in June he will be Mass. Maritime’s fourth Academic All-America® selection in school history.

Kennedy earned second-team all-Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for a second straight season this spring. He posted a 3-1 mark with four saves and a 1.80 earned run average in 14 appearances and his performance helped lead Head Coach Bob Corradi’s Buccaneers to a share of their first MASCAC championship in 33 years. He struck out 31 batters in 40 innings of work and limited opponents to a .219 batting average while ranking fourth in the league in ERA and fifth in saves.  Kennedy was tabbed as the MASCAC Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 13th after tossing 12 2/3 shutout innings, and he posted a 16 2/3 scoreless inning streak as both a starter and reliever earlier this season.

Kennedy earned spots on both the Massachusetts Maritime Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the MASCAC Spring All-Academic Team in each of his three years of matriculation at the Academy, and the Dean’s List student claimed all-MASCAC accolades in 2014 after posting a perfect 5-0 slate with a 2.29 earned run average.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy volleyball and softball standout Meghan Weir, along with three-time baseball all-conference performer and football record-setter Bobby Rosano, were named as the 2014-15 Massachusetts Maritime Alumni Athletes of the Year on Wednesday evening as the Buccaneer Class of 2015 was honored at the Department of Athletics’ Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet at the Bay State Conference Center on campus.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy baseball and football standout Bobby Rosano was named 2014-15 Massachusetts Maritime Male Alumni Athlete of the Year earlier this week.

Bobby Rosano was named the top male athlete of the year at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy this week.
Sean Walsh/ Sports Photos

Weir, a native of North Andover, Mass. and a graduate of North Andover High School, served as a two-year softball captain and ranked among the team leaders in several categories on the diamond and on the volleyball court during her career, including kills, digs, attack percentage, hits, RBI and on-base percentage.  A leader in the Academy’s Regiments of Cadets, Weir helped the Buccaneers to their highest single-season win totals in both sports in over a decade during her tenure.

Rosano, a North Reading native and graduate of North Reading High School, is a three-time all-Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference performer on the baseball diamond and he added Division III All-New England accolades during his sophomore campaign. He ranks in the top 10 in several career categories in the Mass. Maritime baseball record books, and this spring he helped the Buccaneers capture their first MASCAC title in 33 years and earn a berth in this weekend’s ECAC New England semifinals.  Rosano also shined on the gridiron during his career, ranking among the team’s reception leaders while setting an NCAA Division III record for most kickoff returns during his junior campaign of 2013.

Football standout Victor Andrade (Yarmouth Port, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) was named as the recipient of the Academic Dean’s Award, which honors senior student-athletes who have persevered in athletics and academics.  An International Maritime Business major at the Academy, Andrade has achieved a 3.226 cumulative grade point average in the classroom while earning all-conference accolades on the gridiron.

Volleyball team captain Lauren O’Shaughnessy (Yarmouth Port, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) received the Foundation Award, which is presented to a female student-athlete who best exemplifies the true spirit and philosophy of Division III athletics, while three-time men’s lacrosse captain Dylan Freudenberg (Islip, N.Y./St. Anthony’s) was the recipient of the Trustees Award, which is presented to a male senior student-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit and philosophy of Division III athletics.

ECAC Merit Medals, which recognize senior student-athletes who are members of a varsity team governed by ECAC and NCAA rules of eligibility and are bestowed on athletes who have combined athletic achievement with service to the institution, were presented to men’s soccer all-conference performer Rob Robbs (Braintree, Mass./Braintree), women’s crew standout Jillian Stronk (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire), football captain Zach Ryan (Danvers, Mass./Danvers), sailing standout Priscilla Stoll (Pocasset, Mass./Bourne), outdoor track & field all-New England performer Zach Poh (Bridgewater, Mass./Bridgewater-Raynham), record-setting football and outdoor track & field performer E.J. Bennett (East Wareham, Mass./Wareham) and women’s lacrosse and cross country captain Jenelle Piche (Coventry, R.I./Coventry).

Six individuals were presented with the Robert E. Corradi Senior Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Award, which is named for the Academy’s longtime Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach and recognizes members of the senior class who have provided valuable contributions and service to the Buccaneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during their matriculation at the Academy.  This year’s recipients were outgoing SAAC President Freudenberg, baseball captain Tyler Smith (Bellingham, Mass./Bellingham), men’s cross country captain Alexander Barnas (Easton, Pa./Easton Area), football standout Richard Ford (Lynn, Mass./Lynn Classical), men’s soccer captain Stuart Kinsman (Granville, Mass./Southwick-Tolland) and volleyball & women’s lacrosse captain Deb Langley (Abington, Mass./South Shore Voke).

Athletic Director’s Academic Achievement Awards were presented to 14 members of the senior class for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom during their career, as the honor is awarded to student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in their chosen major.  Those student-athletes honored were Marine Engineering major Stronk, Marine Transportation majors Matthew Ferlotti (Fairfax, Va./Paul VI Catholic) and Andrew Morgan (Jupiter, Fla./Suncoast) of the sailing team along with women’s cross country standout Elise LaBonte (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth); Marine Safety & Environmental Protection majors Barnas and Piche; Facilities Engineering majors Poh, Ryan, Smith and baseball captain Zac Cooney (East Bridgewater, Mass./Cardinal Spellman), International Maritime Business majors Andrade and baseball captain T.J. Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass./Foxboro) as well as Emergency Management majors Cody Carneiro (Wrentham, Mass./King Philip) of outdoor track & field and football captain John Trudel (Niantic, Conn./Ledyard).

Massachusetts Maritime’s Director of Health Services Dr. Jeff Cukor and longtime Academy chaplain Father Jim Houston were co-recipients of the ECAC Appreciation Award, which recognizes institutional staff members, past and present, for their efforts in advancing the services and programs of the ECAC and their member institutions.  Additionally, a total of 58 members of the Academy’s Class of 2015 were honored by Buccaneer Director of Athletics Bob Corradi, their respective head coaches and the Team IMPACT honorary members of Massachusetts Maritime’s men’s lacrosse, baseball, football and men’s soccer teams: 14-year-old Teddy McGowan of Forestdale, Mass., 13-year-old Tyler Smith of Falmouth, Mass., 13-year-old Michael Hebert of Marshfield, Mass. and eight-year-old Thomas Schmid of Marshfield, Mass., with their senior class gifts.

— The Campus Call is compiled and written by sports editor Sean Walsh. Massachusetts Maritime Academy information provided by MMA Director of Sports Information Jim Seavey.

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