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NEWMAC Announces 2019 Baseball Postseason Honors

NEWMAC Announces 2019 Baseball Postseason Honors

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2019 Baseball Postseason Awards and All-Sportsmanship honorees on Tuesday.

Wheaton's Jared Sharkey has been named the 2019 Athlete of the Year. In league play, Sharkey held a .348 batting average, .667 slugging percentage, and added five homeruns with 19 RBIs. 

Babson's Michael Genaro was selected as the 2019 Pitcher of the Year, after holding the best overall ERA at 1.46. In conference, Genaro went 5-0 with a 0.73 ERA and 39 strikeouts with just two walks in 46.0 innings and held opposing hitters to a .214 average. 

Wheaton's Jacob Studley earned the title of 2019 Rookie of the Year, after boasting a .452 batting average and .742 slugging percentage in the conference. Studley also tallied three homeruns, eight RBIs, and two stolen bases in league play. 

After leading Wheaton to a share of the East Division Title with a conference record of 15-2 and the top-seed in the NEWMAC Tournament, the Lyons' Eric Podbelski was voted the 2019 Coach of the Year.

The 2019 Baseball All-Conference Team consists of 10 first and second team honorees which are voted on by the eight baseball coaches.

Eight baseball student-athletes are also being recognized to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.



Athlete of the Year

Jared Sharkey, Wheaton


Pitcher of the Year

Michael Genaro, Babson


Rookie of the Year

Jacob Studley, Wheaton


Coach of the Year

Eric Podbelski, Wheaton


2019 NEWMAC Baseball All-Conference 

Team Name Institution
First Team All-Conference Jared Sharkey Wheaton College
First Team All-Conference Michael Genaro Babson College
First Team All-Conference David Larson WPI
First Team All-Conference Nick Raposo Wheaton College
First Team All-Conference Cal Slepkow Clark University
First Team All-Conference Jacob Studley Wheaton College
First Team All-Conference Mark Joao Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Jeremy Lhotka U.S. Coast Guard Academy
First Team All-Conference John Mikosz Wheaton College
First Team All-Conference Brian Johnson Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference Matt Johnston MIT
Second Team All-Conference Tyrone Patterson WPI
Second Team All-Conference Griffin Young Wheaton College
Second Team All-Conference Thomas Allison MIT
Second Team All-Conference Jake Oliger Babson College
Second Team All-Conference Patrick Callahan MIT
Second Team All-Conference Casey Bussone MIT
Second Team All-Conference Brandon Russo Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference George Mulcahey Wheaton College
Second Team All-Conference Jack Fox Emerson College


2019 Baseball All-Sportsmanship

Name Institution
Nicolas Parente Babson College
Chris Radovic Clark University
Joe Paladino Emerson College
PJ Callahan MIT
Matt Fraioli Springfield College
Brett Sullivan U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Josh Trybuch Wheaton College
Doug Rives WPI