RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior Danny Healey Jr. (Brookhaven, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 17, the CACC announced on Monday. Additionally, Felician freshman Jake Gilbert (Valrico, Fla./East Bay) was chosen as the league's Rookie of the Week.
Both players were tapped for performances during the Golden Falcons' season-opening three-game series against Barry University on Feb. 15-17 in Miami Shores, Fla. Despite Felician dropping all three games, Healey, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound second baseman, was 4 for 9 in the series with three runs batted in and two stolen bases. He added a walk and a hit batsman for a .545 on-base percentage.
Gilbert, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound catcher, started the final game of the series on Sunday. He went 2 for 4 with a steal.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/bsb/2018-19/releases/218POW.
Healey is a 2014 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High of Drexel Hill, Pa. He is playing in his second season with Felician after transferring from Camden County College. In 2018 he hit .223 with a home run, 22 RBI and 15 steals in 54 games for the Golden Falcons, splitting time between second base, third base and left field.
Gilbert is a 2018 product of Easy Bay High of Gibsonton, Fla.
Felician (0-3, 0-0 CACC) is guided by 16th-year head coach Chris Langan of Hazlet. Healey, Gilbert and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Thursday, when they meet Franklin Pierce University in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.