PISCATAWAY, NJ - Sophomore outfielder Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) was named the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division I Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 29.
Defendis batted .421, and drove in a team-high 11 runs thanks to three doubles, a triple and two home runs. He slugged a team-best 1.000 this past week, spanning four games. He started the week with a 4-for-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI effort in the 27-0 win at FDU and was a combined 4-for-13 with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI in a three-game series vs. the Pirates.
Defendis is currently batting .278 with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and 16 RBI. He has also made just one error in 26 chances in the outfield (.962).
The Scarlet Knights (7-13) return to action on Tuesday, when they host Rider in their home opener at 3:00 p.m.
Other NJCBA Award Winners:
CO-PITCHERs OF THE WEEK:
Chris Della Rocco - Monmouth - Sr - RHP
Ross Ohlendorf - Princeton - Jr - RHP
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
GAVIN FABIAN - Princeton - Fr - RHP
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
STEVE STILLER - NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY - SR - C/DH
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
JEFF GOGAL - MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY - SR - LHP
ROOKIE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
AARON RICHARD - KEAN - FR - 1B
ROOKIE PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
BRIAN SEIFERT - RICHARD STOCKTON - FR - P