RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior Ronnie Grant (Burlington, N.J./Burlington Township) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 12, the CACC announced today. Grant earns the honor for the first time in his career.
Grant, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound outfielder, went 7 for 11 (.636) and slugged 1.091 in a 2-1 week for Felician. He was 3 for 4 on March 7 as the Golden Falcons defeated Nova Southeastern University, the nation's No. 1-ranked Division II team, 14-10. Three days later, he went 4 for 5 with a double and two triples to lead Felician to a 12-3 neutral-site victory over Caldwell University. He scored four runs and drove in three on the week.
On the season, Grant has appeared in all 12 of Felician's games, starting 10. He is batting .410 with five extra-base hits, 10 runs scored, and five RBI. He is a 2013 graduate of Burlington Township High, and transferred to Felician after two seasons at Rowan College-Burlington County.
Also on Monday, Felician junior pitcher Jason Polgano (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) was chosen for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll
Felician is guided by 14th-year head coach Chris Langan. Weather-permitting, Grant, Polgano and the Golden Falcons (7-5, 0-0 CACC) begin CACC play on Friday with a doubleheader against Chestnut Hill College in Norristown, Pa.
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.