Brill Picks Up Regional Preseason Honor

Photo of Aaron Brill by Dave Schofield.
Photo of Aaron Brill by Dave Schofield.

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Coming off of a highly-decorated 2013 season during which he amassed 70 base hits, Felician College senior infielder Aaron Brill (West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard) has been selected for the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Preseason All-East Region Second Team.

The NCBWA East Region voters released their Division II preseason All-Region teams and preseason regional top 10 poll on Monday. Felician was among the "others receiving votes" category in the poll.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Brill was a Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association First-Team All-Region selection at shortstop a year ago. He also was chosen for the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) First Team and to the CACC All-Tournament Team.

In 48 games in 2013, Brill was fourth in the CACC with a .352 batting average. He also accumulated 10 doubles, four triples, 31 runs scored, 32 runs driven in and 17 stolen bases. He became the third player in the 14-year history of the Golden Falcons to have 70 hits in a season, and the first to do so using wood bats.

The NCAA Division II East Region consists of the CACC, East Coast Conference and Northeast-10 Conference, and encompasses 33 schools.

Felician is coming off of a tie for fifth place in the 2013 CACC standings and a third-place result in the conference playoffs. Eleventh-year head coach Chris Langan and the Golden Falcons open the 2014 campaign on February 20 against Stonehill College in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

2014 NCBWA D-II Preseason East Region Poll
Rk.
School
Pts.
2013
1.
Franklin Pierce (5)
83
37-19
2.
Wilmington (Del.) (3)
79
41-14
3.
Southern New Hampshire (1)
77
35-19
4.
St. Thomas Aquinas
59
39-14
5.
New Haven
53
34-16
6.
Pace
43
33-17
7.
Merrimack
38
30-19
8.
Southern Connecticut State
20
20-21-1
9.
Dominican (N.Y.)
16
28-23
10.
Bentley
11
27-22

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES


Stonehill
9
23-22

Felician
3
21-32

Adelphi
2
23-25-1

Dowling
2
22-21-1
 
2014 NCBWA Preseason D-II All-East Region Teams
Pos
Name
YR
School
FIRST TEAM
 
 
C
Matt Lopes
JR
Wilmington
1B
Kenny Kirshner
SR
St. Thomas Aquinjas
2B
Vincent Sharley
JR
Adelphi
3B
Josh Hampton
SR
Wilmington
SS
John Ascenzia
SR
Bridgeport
OF
Rich Baerga
JR
St. Thomas Aquinas
OF
Carlos Guzman
SR
Molloy
OF
Pat Wiese
SR
Le Moyne
DH
James Pjura
SR
Pace
UT
Frank Samluk
JR
Wilmington
SP
Tyler Badamo
SR
Dowling
SP
Robert Frank
SR
St. Thomas Aquinas
SP
Pat Simone
SR
New Haven
RP
C.J. Ferriggi
SR
St. Thomas Aquinas
SECOND TEAM
 
 
C
Tim Bickford
JR
Bridgeport
1B
Mike Hayden
JR
Saint Anselm
2B
Mike Shada
SR
Post
3B
Stanley Susana
JR
St. Thomas Aquinas
SS
Aaron Brill
SR
Felician
OF
Davd Clark
SR
American International
OF
Sean Kady
SR
Bentley
OF
Brendan O'Brien
SR
Southern New Hampshire
DH
Chris DeMorais
SR
New Haven
UT
Joe Salanitri
SR
Queens
SP
Ray Gambone
JR
Wilmington
SP
Alek Morency
SR
Merrimack
SP
Derrick Sylvester
SR
Southern New Hampshire
RP
Nick Marics
SR
Wilmington