Jan. 22, 2009

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Krieger Highlights CAA Preseason Team


Senior outfielder Scott Krieger of George Mason was named Preseason Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association in voting by the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.


Krieger was second team All-CAA a season ago, batting .381 with 16 doubles, 21 home runs and 60 RBI. Krieger set a school record with his 21 homers in 2008. He smacked five during the CAA Tournament and set tourney records with 14 RBI and 32 total bases in four games.


Krieger was one of four Patriots to be named to the Preseason All-CAA Team, joining first baseman Justin Bour (pictured left), second baseman Ryan Soares and catcher Chris Henderson.


Georgia State and James Madison each had three players on the Preseason All-CAA Team.


The 2009 campaign begins on Friday, Feb. 20. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top six CAA teams will compete in the conference tournament May 20-23 at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C.


2009 Preseason All-CAA Team

C Chris Henderson, George Mason, Jr. (.339, 5 HR, 41 RBI)

1B Justin Bour, George Mason, Jr. (.398, 15 HR, 65 RBI)

2B Ryan Soares, George Mason, Jr. (.315, 7 HR, 49 RBI)

SS Nick Natoli, Towson, Jr. (.349, 3 HR, 37 RBI, 17 SB)

3B Bradley Logan, Georgia State, Jr. (.376, 11 HR, 63 RBI)

OF Scott Krieger, George Mason, Sr. (.381, 21 HR, 60 RBI)

OF Alex Foltz, James Madison, Jr. (.355, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 19 SB)

OF Rob Nickle, William & Mary, Sr. (.331, 10 HR, 48 RBI)

P/INF Trevor Knight, James Madison, So. (7-3, 6 svs., 6.25 ERA/.360, 28 RBI)

DH/INF Derek Simmons, Georgia State, Sr. (.379, 6 HR, 32 RBI)

SP Turner Phelps, James Madison, So. (8-0, 3.87 ERA, 86 SO)

SP Robinson Polanco, Georgia State, Jr. (8-4, 4.35 ERA, 71 SO)

RP Stephen Harrold, UNC Wilmington, So. (4-2, 6 svs., 3.71 ERA)


Honorable Mention:  Frank Pesanello, C, Northeastern; Jason Stifler, C, Towson; Ryan Cuneo, 1B, Delaware; Richard Gonzales, 2B, VCU; James Williamson, 2B, William & Mary; Gerard Hall, SS, Old Dominion; Matt Prokopowicz, 3B, Hofstra; Matt Van Horn, OF, Georgia State; Mike Tamsin, INF, Northeastern; Daniel Cropper, SP, UNC Wilmington; Dan Gerjets, SP, George Mason; Cameron Roth, SP, UNC Wilmington; Jordan Flasher, RP, George Mason; Josh Squatrito, RP, Towson