SWAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rosa, Russell headline All-SWAC Teams
Todman (left) of Grambling State was named Preseason Offensive
Player of the Year, Angel Rosa of Alcorn State was Preseason
Defensive Player of the Year and Desmond Russell of Jackson
State was Preseason Pitcher of the Year in the Southwestern
Athletic Conference, in voting by the league’s head coach and
sports information directors as released by the conference
Todman batted .344 a season
ago, second in the SWAC. He had nine doubles, three triples, two
homers and 43 RBI.
Rosa was Second Team All-SWAC in 2012. He started
47 of 48 games and posted a fielding percentage of .906. Rosa
hit .292 with 10 doubles, 23 runs and 30 RBI.
Russell was Second Team All-SWAC a season ago,
going 10-2 and leading the league with a 2.34 ERA. He was second
in the conference with 107.2 innings and eight complete games
while finishing third with 86 strikeouts. He is a Preseason
The 2013 campaign begins on Friday, Feb. 15, with
conference play kicking off the weekend of March.2-3. Alabama
State visits Alcorn State to highlight that weekend. The SWAC
Tournament will be played May 15-19.
2013 Preseason All-SWAC Team
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Elias
Todman, Grambling State
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Angel
Rosa, Alcorn State
Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Desmond
Russell, Jackson State
*Desmond Russell, Jackson
SP #Jose Deleon, Southern, Jr.
RP Stephen Lunsford, Prairie View A&M, Sr.
C *Richard Gonzalez, Alabama State, So.
1B #Derrick Hopkins, Southern, Sr.
2B #Elias Todman, Grambling State, Sr.
SS *Angel Rosa, Alcorn State, Jr.
3B Brad Benes, Prairie View A&M, Sr.
OF *Darren Farmer, Grambling State, Sr.
OF #D.J. Wallace, Southern, Jr.
OF Richard Amion, Alabama State, So.
DH Jordan Boston, Alcorn State, Jr.
SP *Matt Mitchell, Grambling State, Sr.
SP Stef Hernandez, Prairie View A&M, Sr.
RP Ryan Fuentes, Alcorn State, Jr.
C Jose Longoria, Grambling State, Sr.
1B Tyler Flanagan, Texas Southern, Sr.
2B Edmund Cheatham, Mississippi Valley State, Sr.
SS Luke Brumfield, Mississippi Valley State, Sr.
3B Hector Mejias, Grambling State, Sr.
OF Kris Minter, Grambling State, Jr.
OF Aneko Knowles, Jackson State, Jr.
OF #Brian Rowry, Southern, Jr.
DH Malcolm Tate, Jackson State, Sr.
#2012 First Team
*2012 Second Team All-SWAC
(photo courtesy of Grambling State