RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Aaron Brill (West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard) has been chosen as the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III Player of the Week for the period ending May 12, the NJCBA announced late Tuesday. Additionally, Felician freshman John Holland (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Liberty) was touted as the NJCBA D-II/III Rookie Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive occasion.
The honors were the final in-season awards handed out by the NJCBA for the 2013 campaign.
Brill was selected to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference All-Tournament Team as Felician went 2-2 in the league playoffs. The Golden Falcons' shortstop and No. 2 hitter, he batted .412 in the event (7 for 17) with a double, a triple, three runs scored, and two runs driven in. He concluded the season with an active 15-game hitting streak, a school record. Brill, a 2009 graduate of John I. Leonard High of Greenacres, Fla., was a First Team All-CACC selection.
Holland, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound right-handed reliever, was selected on the strength of his three-inning save in Felician's 2-0 losers' bracket victory over regionally-ranked Dominican (N.Y.) College on Friday, May 10, in Wilmington, Del. Holland entered with two on and none out in the top of the seventh inning, escaped unscathed, and completed his team's combined four-hit shutout. It was his fifth save of the season. For the tournament, Holland tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings over two appearances, giving up one hit and two walks with four strikeouts. He is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Liberty High.
More information is available at http://www.njcugothicknights.com/documents/2013/5/14/05-13-13_NJCBA_Division_I,_II,_III_Weekly_Awards.pdf. The NJCBA consists of all baseball-playing four-year colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey.
Felician (21-32, 10-10 CACC) tied for fifth place in the regular-season CACC standings. As the No. 5 seed, the Golden Falcons then placed third in the conference tournament.