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second baseman Dan Paolini was selected as preseason Player of
the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, in voting by
the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.
Paolini was the 2010 MAAC
Player of the Year, setting school records with 62 runs and 64
RBI. He batted .368 with a slugging percentage of .816. Paolini
also stole 12 bases in 15 attempts. In the field, Paolini posted
a fielding percentage of .985, with just four errors in 264
Manhattan led the way with three players on the
preseason all-conference squad. Canisius, Marist, Rider and
Siena each had two players on the team.
The 2011 season starts on Friday, Feb. 18. The
conference tournament will be played at Waterfront Park in
Trenton, N.J., from May 25-29. Rider will serve as host.
2011 MAAC Preseason All-Conference Team
Pos. Name, School
C Bryce Nugent, Marist
1B Kevin Quaranto, Siena
2B Dan Paolini, Siena
SS Sean Jamieson, Canisius
3B Chad Salem, Manhattan
OF Mike McCann, Manhattan
OF Mark Onorati, Manhattan
OF Brandon Cotton, Rider
DH Anthony Hajjar, Fairfield
UT Jon Schwind, Marist
P Shane Davis, Canisius
P Mike Thomas, Rider
Player of the Year:
Dan Paolini, Siena