McAloose Named To Pre-Season All-CAA Squad
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 19, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. (January 20, 2010) - Old Dominion senior third baseman Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, Va.) has been selected to the 2010 CAA baseball preseason All-CAA team.
McAloose hit .413 with six homers and 44 RBI last year. He also set a new ODU fielding mark at third base with a .965 percentage with only six errors. Last year, he was named first team All-CAA, second team ABCA All-Region and First Team All-State. During the summer, McAloose was selected to the Coastal Plains All-Star Team at shorstop.
McAloose was the first Monarch since 2000 to hit over 400. He had five hits in a game against VCU and six RBI in a game against the Rams. McAloose hit .432 in 24 CAA games and hit .600 (3-5) in two CAA tournament games with two homers. He had 23 multiple hit games to lead team and nine multiple RBI games.
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.
Krieger 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), senior designated hitter Robbie Monday (.277, 12 HR, 37 RBI), and Towson senior outfielder Kevin Collins (.335, 14 HR, 56 RBI).
Old Dominion returns 19 of 24 lettermen from a year ago and have been picked to finish fourth in the CAA. The Monarchs will be led offensively by senior All-CAA third baseman Jake McAloose (.413, 44 RBI), junior outfielder Donnie Corsner (.323) and sophomore first baseman Josh Wright (.263, 49 RBI). Back on the mound for ODU are a pair CAA All-Rookie selections in Brett Harris (6-4, 4.95 ERA) and Ben Tomchick (5-3, 3.51 ERA) as well as senior Chris Boggs (5-2, 3.20 ERA).
James Madison, which returns its entire starting lineup from a year ago, has been picked to win CAA baseball championship in 2010 according to a vote of the league's head baseball coaches.
2010 PRESEASON ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM
Player, School Pos. Cl. 2009 Stats
Cody Stanley, UNC Wilmington C Jr. .332, 12 HR, 56 RBI
Bradley Logan, Georgia State 1B Sr. .309, 10 HR, 49 RBI
Ryan Soares, George Mason 2B Sr. .318, 11 HR, 42 RBI
David Herbek, James Madison SS Jr. .370, 10 HR, 54 RBI,
Jake McAloose, Old Dominion 3B Sr. .413, 6 HR, 44 RBI
Matt Browning, James Madison OF Sr. .376, 9 HR, 59 RBI
Kevin Collins, Towson OF Sr. .335, 14 HR, 56 RBI
Matt Townsend, James Madison OF Sr. .390, 17 HR, 59 RBI
Trevor Knight, James Madison P/IF Jr. .377, 14 HR, 55 RBI/3-2, 4.32 ERA
Robbie Monday, UNC Wilmington DH Sr. .277, 12 HR, 37 RBI
Kevin Crum, George Mason SP Sr. 8-4, 4.64 ERA, 56 K's
Ryan Moore, Georgia State SP Sr. 7-2, 4.41 ERA, 64 K's
Kevin Munson, James Madison RP Jr. 3-3, 9 svs., 2.85 ERA
Preseason CAA Player of the Year: Trevor Knight, James Madison
Honorable mention: Chris Forsten, C, William & 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, Util, Towson; Shane Davis, DH, George Mason; Turner Phelps, P, James Madison; Rich O'Donald, P, Delaware; Stephen Harrold, RP, UNC Wilmington; Justin Malone, RP, Georgia State
2010 CAA BASEBALL PRESEASON PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. James Madison (9 first-place) 99 2. UNC Wilmington (2 first-place )91 3. Georgia 75 4. Old Dominion 66 5. Delaware 61 6. George Mason 54 7. Towson 42 VCU 42 9. Northeastern 40 10. William and 24 11. Hofstra 11