Newton earns All-New England, All-NESCAC honors

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 18, 2011
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Richard Newton

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College senior outfielder Richard Newton (Arlington, Mass.), who had the best year of his collegiate career after batting .400, was honored two times Wednesday as a New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Third Team pick and a New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team All-Conference selection.

Newton earned the All-New England and all-conference honors after leading the Mules in batting average (.400), at-bats (120), runs scored (35), total hits (48), on-base percentage (.474), stolen bases (15), and was tied for the top spot in doubles (10). He also had 54 chances in right field and made just one error for a .982 fielding percentage.

In the NESCAC statistics, Newton is third in the league in batting average, second in stolen bases, and tied for fourth in total hits.

Newton finished his career at Colby with a .346 batting average, 124 hits, 97 runs, 45 RBI, a .464 slugging percentage, a .427 on-base percentage, 34 walks, and 40 stolen bases in 48 attempts.

Newton recently earned Colby's Donald P. Lake Award for outstanding athletic ability, leadership, and academic accomplishment.

2011 NESCAC Baseball All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year: Mike Samela, Amherst, junior, catcher. Pitcher of the Year: Ed Bernstein, Tufts, senior; Defensive Player of the Year: Matt Collins, Tufts, junior, catcher; Rookie of the Year: Christian Martin, Bowdoin, pitcher; Coach of the Year: Brian Hamm, Amherst

First team

               Ed Bernstein, Tufts, senior, pitcher; Joe Giaimo, Wesleyan, senior, outfield/pitcher; John Lefeber, Bowdoin, first year, outfield/pitcher; David LeResche, Tufts, senior, shortstop; Christian Martin, Bowdoin, first year, pitcher; Kevin Mortimer, Trinity, junior, first base; David Orlowitz, Tufts, senior, outfield; Joe Papa, Trinity, sophomore, second base; Zach Roeder, Middlebury, junior, catcher/DH; Mike Samela, Amherst, junior, catcher; Ryan Sonberg, Bates, sophomore, shortstop; Julian Sonnenfeld, Wesleyan, senior, outfield; Cameron Susk, Williams, junior, shortstop

Second team

               Matt Collins, Tufts, junior, catcher; Jordan Edgett, Bowdoin, junior, shortstop; Kevin Gilchrist, Tufts, junior, pitcher; Brett Gorman, Bowdoin, senior, third base; Ryan Healy, Amherst, senior, pitcher; Kevin Heller, Amherst, junior, outfield; Marco Hernandez, Williams, first year, DH/catcher; Stephen Maier, Williams, junior, outfield; Max McKenna, Amherst, senior, pitcher; Richard Newton, Colby, senior, outfield; Tom Rafferty, Middlebury, sophomore, third base; Sam Sager, Tufts, junior, third base


Player of the Year: Jim Schult, Eastern Connecticut; Pitcher of the Year: Ed Bernstein, Tufts; Coach of the Year: Matt LaBranche, Western New England


DH – Ryan Dudzinski, SR, Western New England

C – Tyler DiPrato, SR, Keene State

1B – Mike Eaton, SR, Southern Maine

2B – Ryan Walsh, SR, UMass Boston

3B – Dan Haugh, JR, Wheaton

SS – Jake Northrup, FR, Endicott

OF – Bobby Doyon, SR, Keene State

OF – David Orlowitz, SR, Tufts

OF – Rob Perry, SR, Eastern Connecticut

OF – Todd Keneborus, SR, Saint Joseph's

UT – David Ahern, SR, Babson

UT – Jim Schult, SR, Eastern Connecticut

P – Corey Batista, JR, Bridgewater State

P – Ed Bernstein, SR, Tufts

P – Matt Rogers, SR, Western New England


DH – Thomas Wheeler, JR, Amherst

C – Zach Roeder, JR, Middlebury

C – Matt Collins, JR, Tufts

1B – Mike Pratt, SO, Saint Joseph's

2B – Josh Mackey, SR, Southern Maine

2B – Mike Rubino, SO, Western New England

3B – Forrest Chadwick, FR, Southern Maine

3B – Jake Cintolo, FR, Suffolk

SS – Eric Jensen, SO, Wheaton

SS – Devan Jones, FR, Suffolk

OF – Conor Bierfeldt, SO, Western Connecticut

OF – Joshua Ferreira, JR, Bridgewater State

OF – Tyler Turgeon, SR, Eastern Connecticut

OF – Hal Landers, JR, Wheaton

UT – John Apostolo, JR, Mitchell

P – Shaun Slattery, SO, Worcester State

P – Roman Mondalto, JR, Westfield State

P – Frank Holbrook, SO, Wheaton

P – Chad Rafferty, SO, Saint Joseph's


DH – Korey LeLievre, FR, Daniel Webster

DH – Marco Hernandez, FR, Williams

C – Mike Samela, JR, Amherst

1B – Nick Fluegge, SR, Worcester State

1B – Kevin Mortimer, JR, Trinity

3B – Corey McDonald, SR, Worcester State

SS – John Phelan, SR, Fitchburg State

SS – Kyle Allaire, JR, Rhode Island College

OF – Conor Cavanagh, SR, Lasell

OF – Kevin Heller, JR, Amherst

OF – Pat Warrington, JR, Southern Vermont

OF – Jeff Perillo, SR, Mitchell

OF – Richard Newton, SR, Colby

UT – Pat Nicholson, SR, Brandeis

P – Kevin Gilchrist, JR, Tufts

P – Ryan Healy, SR, Amherst

P – Christian Martin, FR, Bowdoin

P – Mike Lawlor, JR, Western New England

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