Coscione Named to D3Baseball All-New England Third Team

Coscione Named to D3Baseball All-New England Third Team

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 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 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 YearBrendan Eygabroat, Mass.-Boston


First team

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
C Matt Brenner
Suffolk Sr.
Eliot, Maine
1B Chris Fowler
Barnstable, Mass.
2B Kyle Hartenstein Mitchell
Meriden, Conn.
SS Kyle Bonicki Clark
Waterbury, Conn.
3B Taylor Black St. Joseph's (Maine) Sr.
Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.
OF Brady Chant Suffolk Jr.
Warwick, R.I.
OF Dylan Hapworth Southern Maine Fr.
Winslow, Maine
OF Alex Zachary Eastern Connecticut
Enfield, Conn.
DH Ryan Arena
Babson Jr.
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
U Teddy Downing Clark
Cambridge, Mass.
SP Patrick Maybach
Salve Regina Fr.
Saunderstown, R.I.
SP Speros Varinos
Tufts Sr.
Middleton, Mass.
SP Ben Walls Husson
Bar Harbor, Maine
RP Jake Dexter Southern Maine So.
Oakland, Maine


Second team

Pos. Name Team Yr. Hometown
C Christian Vargas Salve Regina Jr.
Melbourne, Fla.
1B Nick Falkson
Dedham, Mass.
2B Josh Lopez Mass-Boston Jr.
New Haven, Conn.
SS Austin Filiere
Chandler, Ariz.
3B Kyle Boudrias
Mass-Boston So.
Medford, Mass.
OF Anthony Crowley Westfield State So.
Bellingham, Mass.
OF Evan Delaney New England College So. Hadley, Mass.
OF Matt Johnston MIT Fr.
Portola Valley, Calif.
DH Adam Chochrek
Clark Sr.
Foxboro, Mass.
U Brandon Lopez
Bowdoin So.
Amesbury, Mass.
SP Chuck Gibson Suffolk Sr.
Malden, Mass.
SP John Lamont Williams Fr. Groton, Mass.
SP Davis Mikell
Castleton Fr.
Williston, Vt.
RP Will Bryant Endicott So.

Cumberland, Maine


Third team

Pos. Name Team Yr. Hometown
C Sam Huston
Husson So.
Bangor, Maine
1B Jack Halpin
Glastonbury, Conn.
2B Chris Collins
Hamilton Sr.
Weston, Conn.
SS Garet Griffin
Mitchell Jr.
Moosup, Conn.
3B Steven Gallagher
Coventry, R.I.
OF Connor Longley Keene State So. Foxboro, Mass.
OF Jake Ryan Worcester State Sr.
Northbridge, Mass.
OF Yanni Thanopoulos Amherst Sr. Highland, Calif.
DH Jameson Collins St. Joseph's (Maine) Sr.
Sandown, N.H.
U Hector Coscione
Newton, Mass.
SP Kevin Connelly Framingham State So.
Bolton, Mass.
SP Kevin Gould Endicott So. Rollinsford, N.H.
SP Bob Hamel Western New England So.
Southwick, Mass.
RP Josh Partridge St. Joseph's (Maine) Jr.
Deerfield, N.H.