RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Jason Polgano (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the period ending Mar. 13, the CACC announced on Monday. Polgano earned the award for the first time in his career.
Polgano, a 6-foot-1 left-hander, pitched seven shutout innings against the No. 3-ranked NCAA Division II team in the country, Franklin Pierce University, in Game 1 of a home doubleheader last Saturday. He allowed six hits, all singles, struck out five batters and walked two in an eventual 4-0 Felician win. It was his first collegiate pitching victory. Starting as the pitcher/designated hitter, he also went 3 for 4 with two runs batted in and two stolen bases in the contest.
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Polgano is 1-0 with a 3.68 earned-run average in three 2016 appearances. He is also the Golden Falcons' everyday first baseman, and is batting .322 with a team-high six doubles, one triple, one home run, 11 runs scored and nine RBI in 18 games. He is a 2014 graduate of Cardinal Spellman High.
Polgano is the second Golden Falcon this season to be named CACC Pitcher of the Week. Sophomore righty Jesus Colon (Brooklyn, N.Y./The Phelps School [Pa.]) was so honored on Feb. 22.
Also on Monday, Felician softball sophomore left fielder Jeannette Roldan (Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills and freshman shortstop Zeaenna Brackett (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury) were named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician baseball is guided by 13th-year head coach Chris Langan of Hazlet. Polgano and the Golden Falcons (5-13, 0-0 CACC) are next in action on Saturday, when they host the University of the Sciences in a doubleheader at noon in Lyndhurst in both teams' CACC opener.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University 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 University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.