RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshman Matt Diesel (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Rookie of the Week for the period ending Mar. 29, the CACC announced on Monday.
In a 3-0 week for Felician, Diesel started all three contests in left field. He went 4 for 9 with two triples for an .889 slugging percentage, and added three walks. He scored three runs on the week and drove in two. The Golden Falcons swept a doubleheader from Bloomfield College on Mar. 23, and defeated Dominican (N.Y.) College two days later.
More information is available at http://caccathletics.org/sports/bsb/2014-15/releases/BASE_7_3-30.pdf.
Diesel has played in 20 games this season, starting 19. He is batting .283 with six doubles, three triples, 13 runs scored and nine runs batted in. He is a 2014 graduate of Massapequa High.
Diesel is the third Golden Falcon baseball player to be named CACC Rookie of the Week in 2015. Jason Polgano (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) was so honored on Feb. 16, and Bruce Strickland (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan) took the Feb. 23 award.
Also on Monday, Felician sophomore second-baseman Rob Fisher (Matawan, N.J./St. John Vianney) and sophomore pitcher Rob Naughton (Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade) were named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. Junior Andrew Geesey (Red Lion, Pa./Dallastown Area) was named to the CACC Honor Roll in men's golf as well.
Felician baseball is guided by 12th-year head coach Chris Langan of Hazlet. Diesel and the Golden Falcons (10-14, 4-0) are next in action on Thursday, when host Philadelphia University in a CACC doubleheader in Lyndhurst, N.J.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.