Hummel Named CAA Player Of The Year & Defensive Player Of The Year; Musolf Named All CAA
MANTEO, NC (May 15) - Old Dominion University junior shortstop Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) was selected Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year on May 15. Sophomore first baseman Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ) joined Hummel on the first team All-CAA squad.
Hummel ranked third in the CAA with a .405 batting average, second in runs batrted in with 63 and sixth in the league in stolen bases with 20. He also has a fielding percentage of .967 which is currently the best ever in Monarch shortstop history.
Hummel led the team in runs scored with 64, hit eight homers and his slugging percentage was .634. In CAA games, Hummel had 18 walks and 30 runs batted. Overall, Hummel walked 51 times which is five shy of the school 56 set by Ron Walker in 1997. He has 142 career walks which is a school best. He is currently one of 16 finalists for BASEBALL AMERICA'S National Player of the Year honors.
On the defensive end, Hummel has a .967 fielding percentage and has committed only nine errors. He is on pace to set a new school fielding record for shortstops.
Musolf led the Monarchs with a .422 average, second in the CAA to VCU's Jason Dubois' .430. Musolf knocked in 49 runs and was second to Hummel in runs scored with 54. Musolf hit .434 in 21 CAA games.
The Monarchs(32-20-1), who won eight of their final nine CAA games all on the road open the CAA Tournament Tuesday with #8 William and Mary. Old Dominion is the number one seed. Game time at the Coy Tillet Field is 4 p.m., followed by ECU and George Mason at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.
You can catch the totalcast of all of the tournament games by clicking on www.caasports.com.
PAST ODU PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
1986 Todd Azar (Sun Belt)
1994 Kevin Gibbs (CAA)
1997 Ron Walker (CAA)