RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The NCAA has certified the Felician University baseball team as the 2019 national Division II leader in triples per game. The Golden Falcons received their award from the national governing body in late August.
Felician has now accomplished that feat following each of the last three seasons and four of the last five.
The Golden Falcons set a school record with 36 triples in 2019, one more than the previous year. The total equated to 0.67 three-baggers per contest. Ten different Felician players had at least one triple, led by eight from all-region second-baseman Danny Healey Jr. (Brookhaven, Pa./Monsignor Bonner).
Nyack College, like Felician a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, tied with St. Edward's University for second place nationally at 0.50 triples per game. Nyack stroked 24 in 48 games. St. Edward's claimed the individual champion, Ryan McPhail, at 0.26 (11 in 43 games).
Guided by head coach Chris Langan, Felician also led Division II in triples per game in 2015 (0.57, 27 in 47 games), 2017 (0.54, 27 in 50 games), and 2018 (0.64, 35 in 55 games).
The Golden Falcons are scheduled to begin their 2020 season with five games against East Region opponents from Feb. 20-23 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.