Jan. 22, 2009

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Rockett leads Southland Preseason All-Conference Team


UTSA senior outfielder Michael Rockett, the 2008 Southland Conference Player of the Year, highlights the 2009 preseason all-conference team, released by the league office.


Rockett hit .360 a season ago with 89 hits and 68 RBI. He was a second-team All-American.


Texas State had five preseason all-conference selections, including three on first team. Paul Goldschmidt, first team at first base, was the 2008 Southland Hitter of the Year. The Bobcat led the conference with 17 home runs and was second with 69 RBI.


2009 Preseason All-Southland Conference

First Team

1B Paul Goldschmidt* Texas State Jr.

2B Adam Witek* Texas State Sr.

3B Seth Hammock* Sam Houston State Sr.

SS Ty Summerlin* Southeastern Louisiana Sr.

C Stephen Flora* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr.

DH Justin O’Neal* Northwestern State Sr.

OF Michael Rockett* UTSA Sr.

OF Michael Choice* Texas-Arlington So.

OF Tyler Link* Lamar Sr.

P Zach Tritz* Texas State Sr.

P Zach Calhoon* UTSA Jr.

P Jimmy Heard* Northwestern State Sr.


Second Team

1B Trey Hernandez Texas A&M-Corpus Christi So.

2B Josh Huffman* Central Arkansas Sr.

3B Lance Loftin* Texas State Sr.

SS Shon Landry McNeese State Sr.

C Taylor Freeman* McNeese State Jr.

DH Chase Lyles** Northwestern State Jr.

DH Chris Dunkin** Lamar Sr.

OF Steven Tucker Lamar Sr.

OF Aaron Powell UTSA Sr.

OF Laurn Randell Texas State Jr.

P Dallas Gallant Sam Houston State So.

P Ryan Collins Southeastern Louisiana Sr.

P Ryan Proudfoot UTSA Jr.


* Automatic selection as 2008 all-conference selection

** Extra second-team DH based on tie in voting