RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Joe Petosa (Spotswood, N.J./Spotswood) has been selected for the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Preseason All-East Region First Team, the NCBWA released last Friday.
A 5-foot-10 outfielder, Petosa is coming off a highly decorated junior campaign highlighted by a Third Team Capital One Academic All-America selection. An all-region choice by both the NCBWA and the Daktronics program, he also earned First Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and First-Team All-New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association honors.
In 47 games in 2012, Petosa was seventh in the CACC with a .352 batting average, and his .462 on-base percentage placed second in the league. He also led Felician in triples (4), home runs (3), runs scored (38), runs batted in (33), and stolen bases (14). He has amassed 155 base hits in three seasons.
The Division II East Region consists of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast-10 Conference.
Felician is coming off a CACC regular-season championship and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament in 2012. Tenth-year head coach Chris Langan and the Golden Falcons open the 2013 campaign on February 15 against Molloy College in Morehead City, N.C.
2013 NCBWA Division II Preseason All-East Region First Team
SP: Bo Budkevics, LIU Post
SP: Casey Cannon, Le Moyne
SP: Jamie Treml, Wilmington
SP: Dan McMahon, USciences
RP: A.J. Tournier, Southern Connecticut State
RP: Kevin Carroll, Le Moyne
C: Matt Walsh, Franklin Pierce
1B: Zach Mathieu, Franklin Pierce
2B: James Katsiroubas, UMass Lowell
3B: Stanley Susana, St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Shane Keddy, Assumption
OF: Zach Wiley, Le Moyne
OF: Joe Petosa, Felician
OF: Nick LeCroix, Franklin Pierce
UT: Robert Kelly, St. Anselm
DH: Mike Russo, St. Thomas Aquinas