David Lebron Headlines List of Seven Spartan All-SSC Selections and Coach of the Year

David Lebron Headlines List of Seven Spartan All-SSC Selections and Coach of the Year

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The Sunshine State Conference announced its 2018 baseball postseason awards as league-champion University of Tampa grabbed nine accolades. UT picked up the Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year awards while having seven student-athletes on the all-SSC team. In total, 33 student-athletes are recognized on the All-SSC baseball teams.

Voting for the All-SSC baseball awards is conducted among the league's baseball coaches.

SSC Baseball All-Conference History: All-SSC Teams | Players & Coaches of the Year

Patrick Dorrian of Lynn University is named the 2018 SSC Player of the Year. The senior shortstop ranks Top-5 in league batting average (.394), slugging percentage (.798), hits (74), on-base percentage (.471), runs batted in (57), triples (6), and home runs (17). The Kingston, New York native, led the league with 160 assists in the field while posting a .943 fielding percentage. Dorrian is the seventh Fighting Knight to win Player of the Year honors and the sixth to do so in the last seven years1.

David Lebron repeats as Pitcher of the Year following a 9-0 season on the hill for Tampa. In 87.2 innings pitched, he struck out 130 batters and registered a WHIP of 1.129. The senior from Homestead, Florida recorded a 2.46 earned run average and .216 batting average against across his 15 appearances in 2018. Lebron remains the 10th Spartan to be named SSC Pitcher of the Year2 and is the first athlete to win the award two times.

Florida Southern College's Jacob Teter, a first baseman from Melbourne, Florida, is awarded Freshman of the Year. The Moccasin finished the regular season with 69 hits in 196 at-bats for a .352 batting average. Teter led Florida Southern in hits while finishing second in at-bats, batting average, runs (47), doubles (11), and runs batted in (49). Teter is the fifth FSC player to be named SSC Freshman of the Year3 and the first since 2005.

SSC baseball coaches award Coach of the Year to Joe Urso for the 12th time4 in his career, third consecutive. Urso guided the Spartans to a 39-9 overall record and 27-3 conference record in 2018. The Spartans concluded the regular season with a 19th SSC championship. Tampa's postseason campaign for national title number eight starts with a 19th straight NCAA Division II South Region Tournament appearance.

Repeat All-SSC selections are highlighted by Logan Browning of Florida Southern and Dylan Harris of Nova Southeastern University. Browning repeats as All-SSC First Team for a third consecutive year, while Harris is the only athlete listed to win All-SSC honors four times5. Tampa's Darren Miller joins Lebron as a repeat First Team honoree from 2017. Dorrian and Harris both make the jump to First Team after Second Team accolades last year.

Joining Lebron and Miller on the first team are juniors Nick DeTringo and Keven Pimentel. Second team selections from the Spartans are Harrison Bragg, Drew Ehrhard and Mark Moclair.
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Player of the Year = Patrick Dorian, Lynn
Pitcher of the Year = David Lebron, Tampa
Freshman of the Year = Jacob Teter, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year = Joe Urso, Tampa
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2018 All-SSC Baseball First Team

1B

Dylan Harris^%@

Nova Southeastern

Sr.

Land O'Lakes, Florida

2B

Kyle Marsh

Embry-Riddle

Jr.

Port Orange, Florida

3B

Darren Miller*

Tampa

Sr.

Key West, Florida

SS

Patrick Dorrian^

Lynn

Sr.

Kingston, New York

C

Jake Anchia

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Miami Lakes, Florida

DH

Hayden Marze

Florida Southern

Jr.

Sunset, Louisiana

OF

Andrew Liberty

Nova Southeastern

Sr.

Boca Raton, Florida

OF

Nick DeTringo

Tampa

Jr.

Ruskin, Florida

OF

Samuel Duran

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Melbourne, Florida

OF

Kyle Guttveg

Embry-Riddle

So.

Palm City, Florida

UT

Logan Browning*

Florida Southern

Sr.

Lakeland, Florida

RP

J.T. Hintzen

Florida Southern

Sr.

Old Greenwich, Connecticut

SP

David Lebron*$

Tampa

Sr.

Homestead, Florida

SP

Keven Pimentel

Tampa

Jr.

Huntington Station, New York

SP

Devin Conn

Nova Southeastern

So.

Parkland, Florida

SP

Jordan Pendleton~

Saint Leo

Sr.

Palm Harbor, Florida

 

 

     

2018 All-SSC Baseball Second Team

1B

Harrison Bragg

Tampa

Sr.

Lakewood, Washington

2B

Drew Ehrhard

Tampa

So.

Tampa, Florida

3B

Raul Quintero

Florida Tech

So.

Weston, Florida

SS

Omar Villaman

Florida Southern

Sr.

St. Cloud, Florida

C

Brett Coffel

Saint Leo

Jr.

Clermont, Florida

OF

Jonathan Quintana#

Barry

Sr.

Miami Lakes, Florida

OF

Zach Howard

Embry-Riddle

Jr.

Land O'Lakes, Florida

OF

Andrew Rapoza

Barry

So.

New Bedford, Massachusetts

OF

Amir Wright

Saint Leo

So.

Griffith, Indiana

DH

Paul Salata

Barry

Jr.

Norwalk, Connecticut

UT

Peyton Isaacson

Saint Leo

Jr.

Galesburg, Illinois

RP

Mark Moclair

Tampa

Jr.

Seffner, Florida

SP

Rigo Beltran

Lynn

Sr.

Delray Beach, Florida

SP

Mikhail Cazenave

Palm Beach Atlantic

Sr.

Gadsden, Alabama

SP

Dillon McCollough^

Eckerd

Jr.

Deltona, Florida

SP

Brady Acker

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Coral Springs, Florida

 

* = 2017 All-SSC First Team
^ = 2017 All-SSC Second Team
$ = 2017 Pitcher of the Year
= 2016 All-SSC First Team
# = 2015 All-SSC First Team
~ = 2015 All-SSC Second Team
% = 2015 Honorable Mention
@ = 2014 All-SSC First Team
= 2014 Freshman of the Year

1 Previous Lynn Player of the Year winners: Tyler Curtis (2017), John Silviano (2016), Sal Giardina (2014), Jason Matusik (2013), Anthony Boza (2012), Nicolas Boisvert (2007).
2 Previous Tampa Pitcher of the Year Winners: Preston Packrall (2014), Mike Adams (2013), Sean Bierman (2012), Kevin Ferguson (2007), Sergio Perez (2006), Eric Beattie (2003), Charlie Manning (2001), Mike Valdes (1998), Ricky Burton (1996).
3 Previous Florida Southern Freshman of the Year Winners: Ken Wadsworth (2005), Geoff Strickland (2003), John Connally Barnett (2000), and Lance Niekro (1999).
4 Urso ranks fifth in Coach of the Year awards among SSC coaches in a single sport and sixth overall: 19 - George Samuel, Barry Tennis (15 Men's / 4 Women's), 18 - Chris Catanach, Tampa Volleyball, 15 - Chris Bellotto, Florida Southern Softball, 13 - Jarrett Slaven, Tampa Women's Cross Country, 13 - Mike Perez, Lynn Tennis (9 Women's / 4 Men's)
5 Harris was named First Team and Freshman of the Year in 2014, Honorable Mention in 2015. The redshirt-junior received Second Team in 2017 after sitting out 2016.