MARSHALL, Minn. – Graduate student Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) of the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team was selected as a Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-America Honorable Mention on Friday. This marks the sixth straight season SNHU has had a student-athlete on the D2CCA All-America Team.
Goldstein, the D2CCA East Region Player of the Year and a D2CCA All-Region First Team selection, was also chosen as an NCBWA East All-Region First Team pick last week, in addition to being named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and an All-Conference First Teamer earlier in the month. Goldstein slashed .333/.470/.508/.978 in 52 games this year, going 65-for-195 with four home runs, 37 RBI and 50 runs scored. Goldstein, who racked up 19 extra-base hits, went 21-for-26 swiping bags and made just 11 errors in 200 chances, primarily at the hot corner.
Goldstein, who put together a 13-game hitting streak from March 15-April 12, hit safely in 39 games and also reached base safely in 47 contests, including the first 35 straight to begin the year.
Goldstein led the NE10 in runs, walks, hit by pitches and triples, while ranking second in hits, on-base percentage and total bases (99), third in stolen bases, fifth in RBI and assists (127), eighth in slugging percentage and 12th in batting. Nationally, Goldstein placed ninth in triples, 33rd in hit by pitches, 38th in walks and 59th in stolen bases.
In the single-season program record book, Goldstein finished tied for first in hit by pitches (16), third in walks (37), tied for third in triples (7), seventh in runs (50) and tied for seventh in hits (65). In the career record book, Goldstein finished first in runs (179) and triples (17), second in hits (218) and stolen bases (69), third in RBI (110) and games played (178), tied for third in doubles (33), tied for eighth in home runs (12) and ninth in batting average (.326).
SNHU finished with an overall record of 43-11, going 20-2 in the month of April and winning 27 of 29 at one point. The squad captured its first outright NE10 Northeast Division title with a 20-1 mark and reached the semifinals of the NE10 Championship before receiving the top seed and hosting duties for the East Regional as it garnered its sixth NCAA Tournament berth. The Penmen advanced to their second straight regional final before falling to St. Thomas Aquinas.
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