Shawler and Hudson Named First Team All-CAA
By ODU Athletics
May 22, 2007
WILMINGTON, NC--Old Dominion University sophomore pitchers Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, Va.-Oscar Smith HS ) and Dan Hudson (Virginia Beach, VA.-Princess Anne HS.) were named to the first team All-CAA squad as selected by the league coaches. Senior outfielder Mike Zahm (Omaha, NE.) earned second team honors in the outfield, while freshman thirdbaseman Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, VA.-Princess Anne HS) was named to the CAA's All-Rookie squad. The top seeded Monarchs (33-22) open the tournament Wednesday at noon against sixth seed Georgia State.
Shawler led the CAA in wins (10-2), earned run average (2.30), shutouts (3), complete games (7), strikeouts (120/105.2 innings), and was named CAA Pitcher of the Week three times. Dan Hudson was 7-5 this year, ranked ninth in ERA (3.69), and second to Shawler in strikeouts (104/97.2 IP).
Mike Zahm is a second team All-CAA outfielder for the second straight year. He ranked sixth in the CAA with a .389 batting average, fourth in RBI with 60 and tied for fourth with teammate Chris Keenan (Chesapaeke, VA.-Great Bridge HS. ) in runs scored with 58. Zahm hit six homers and ranked second in the CAA with 23 doubles and fourth in walks with 33. Jake McAloose started 54 games as a freshman at thirdbase. He hit .308 with 38 RBI, and 45 runs scored.
James Madison's Kellen Kulbacki and William and Mary's Greg Sexton were named CAA Co-Players of the Year, while Coach of the Year honors went to Delaware's Jim Sherman. Outfielder Matt Prokopowicz of Hofstra was Rookie of the Year and Sergio Miranda of VCU was the league's top defensive player. Follow all the live action of the tournament on www.caasports.com.
2007 ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM (as selected by CAA Head Baseball Coaches)
FIRST TEAM Player, School Pos. Cl. Jason Bour, George Mason Jr.C Jared Bolden, VCU So. 1B Chris Fournier, George Mason Jr.2B Sergio Miranda, VCU Jr. SS Greg Sexton, William & Mary Sr. 3B Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison Jr.OF Scott Krieger, George Mason, So. OF Bryan Hagerich, Delaware Sr. OF Luke Gordon, Georgia State Jr. DH Tim Park, William & Mary Jr.UT Anthony Shawler, Old Dominion So.SP Dan Hudson, Old Dominion So. SP Luke Pisker, VCU Jr. RP
Player, School Pos. Cl. Jonathan Batts, UNC Wilmington Sr.C Charlie Pelt, Georgia State Sr. 1B Brent McWhorter, William & Mary Sr.2B Alex Buchholz, Delaware So. SS Matt Prokopowicz, Hofstra Fr. 3B Mike Zahm, Old Dominion Sr.OF Eric Suttle, Georgia State Sr. OF Mike Tamsin, Northeastern Sr.OF Kyle Skellchock, Towson Sr.OF Lee Bujakowski, James Madison So. DH Chris Henderson, George Mason Fr.UT Billy Harris, Delaware Sr.SP J.J. Pannell, George Mason Jr.SP David Slovak, Delaware Jr. RP Jordan Flasher, George Mason So.RP
2007 CAA Co-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Kellen Kulbacki, OF, James Madison and Greg Sexton, 3B, William & Mary
2007 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sergio Miranda, SS, VCU
2007 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Matt Prokopowicz, OF, Hofstra
2007 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR: Jim Sherman, Delaware
ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Player, School Pos. Cl. Justin Bour, George Mason 1B Fr. Matt Browning, James Madison OF Fr. Steven Caseres, James Madison 1B Fr. Richard Gonzalez, VCU 2B Fr. Daniel Cropper, UNC Wilmington,P Fr. Chris Henderson, George Mason OF/C, Fr. Jake McAloose, Old Dominion ,3B ,Fr. Dan Palumbo, George Mason ,IF,Fr. Matt Prokopowicz, Hofstra,3B Fr. Ryan Quigley, Northeastern, P,Fr.
CAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP May 23-26, 2007 - Brooks Field - Wilmington, N.C.
Wednesday, May 23
G1 - #1 Old Dominion vs. #6 Georgia State - Noon G2 - #2 Delaware vs. #5 George Mason - 3:30 p.m. G3 - #3 VCU vs. #4 UNC Wilmington - 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 G4 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 G5 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3 G6 - Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3
Friday, May 25 (Pairings based on # of remaining teams)
G7 - Noon G8 - 3:30 p.m. G9 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 G10 - 1 p.m. G11 (if necessary) - 30 min after G10