NEWTON, Mass. (5/23/17) -- Senior shortstop/pitcher Hector Coscione (Newton, Mass.) of the Lasell College baseball team earned his second postseason honor on Tuesday morning as he was named to the D3baseball.com All-New England Third Team as a utility player.
The top two-way player on the All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) squads, Coscione is one of seven GNAC players honored by D3baseball.com this season and becomes the second All-New England Laser in as many seasons after former teammate and catcher Wes Hurty earned Second Team honors as the league's Player of the Year last season.
Coscione hit .291 with 18 RBI and set a new program record with 38 runs scored while playing in all 32 games for the Lasers this spring, but posted a .391 average as Lasell went 10-4 during conference play. Overall, he recorded 34 hits, including 11 doubles, two triples, and four home runs, and stole six bases.
As a pitcher, Coscione went 3-0 with three saves on the season and struck out 25 batters over 26.1 innings of work. He did not lose a single decision on the mound during his three years as a Laser as he posted a 4-0 record and saved seven games, amassing a 4.34 career ERA.
Coscione played in at least 30 games during each of his seasons at Lasell, starting at shortstop during all three and serving as the team's primary closer for two years. At the plate, his career average was .297, while all but one of his career home runs came this season.
The All-GNAC First Team selection earlier this season was the first of Coscione's career. He was also named to the league's Third Team after his freshman and junior years.
Player of the Year: Kyle Bonicki, SS, Jr., Clark
Pitcher of the Year: Speros Varinos, SP, Jr., Tufts
Rookie of the Year: Patrick Maybach, SP, Salve Regina
Coach of the Year: Brendan Eygabroat, Mass.-Boston
|3B||Taylor Black||St. Joseph's (Maine)||Sr.
||Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.|
|OF||Dylan Hapworth||Southern Maine||Fr.
|OF||Alex Zachary||Eastern Connecticut
||Yorktown Heights, N.Y.|
||Bar Harbor, Maine|
|RP||Jake Dexter||Southern Maine||So.
|C||Christian Vargas||Salve Regina||Jr.
||New Haven, Conn.|
|OF||Anthony Crowley||Westfield State||So.
|OF||Evan Delaney||New England College||So.||Hadley, Mass.|
||Portola Valley, Calif.|
|SP||John Lamont||Williams||Fr.||Groton, Mass.|
|OF||Connor Longley||Keene State||So.||Foxboro, Mass.|
|OF||Jake Ryan||Worcester State||Sr.
|OF||Yanni Thanopoulos||Amherst||Sr.||Highland, Calif.|
|DH||Jameson Collins||St. Joseph's (Maine)||Sr.
|SP||Kevin Connelly||Framingham State||So.
|SP||Kevin Gould||Endicott||So.||Rollinsford, N.H.|
|SP||Bob Hamel||Western New England||So.
|RP||Josh Partridge||St. Joseph's (Maine)||Jr.