RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University junior Andrew LaMura (Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 17, the CACC announced on Monday. LaMura earned the award for the second time this season.
LaMura, a 6-foot outfielder, batted .375 12 for 32 with two home runs, 11 runs scored and 12 runs batted in during a 6-1 week for the Golden Falcons. He drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning of Felician head coach Chris Langan's 300th career victory on Apr. 13. LaMura was 5 for 10 in a doubleheader sweep at Philadelphia University on Saturday, collecting his 100th hit as a Golden Falcon in the process.
In 38 games this season, LaMura is batting .353 with three home runs, 34 runs scored, and 35 RBI. His batting average and run and RBI totals all rank in the top three of the CACC. LaMura is a 2013 graduate of Red Bank Catholic, and transferred to Felician after one season at Division-I East Carolina University.
LaMura was also named the CACC Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 21.
Also on Monday, Felician junior pitcher Matt Blandino (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central) was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician is guided by 13th-year head coach Chris Langan of Hazlet. LaMura and the Golden Falcons (22-16, 11-3 CACC) are next in action on Wednesday, when they travel to Adelphi University for a non-league contest in Garden City, N.Y.
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.