PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The 2019 Little East Conference (LEC) Baseball all-conference teams and major awards were announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches. Plymouth State senior outfielder Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) was named the Player of the Year, while Eastern Connecticut freshman catcher Matt Malcom (East Lyme, Conn.) was named Rookie of the Year. Southern Maine junior Ben Lambert (Saco, Maine) was named the Pitcher of the year, while Huskies' bench boss Ed Flaherty was named Coach of the Year.
Goulet became the first-ever Plymouth State player to be named to the Little East Player of the Year after leading the league in home runs (13), RBI (47), fielding percentage (1.000) and slugging percentage (.806), while ranking second in runs (47), doubles (16), total bases (116), and third in on-base percentage (.492) and stolen bases (24). The senior ranks in the top-15 in Division III in homers (seventh), slugging (fifth) and total bases (13th).
Lambert became the seventh Southern Maine player to be named the LEC Pitcher of the Year. He is 9-0 in his 10 appearances this season, posting a 1.14 ERA and 62 strikeouts over his 63 innings. He leads the conference in wins and ERA, and is fifth in strikeouts.
Malcom was elected Rookie of the Year after batting .360 and slugging .619 while totaling 50 hits, 14 doubles, six homer 29 RBI and 43 runs scored, and posting a .984 fielding percentage in his 316 total chances behind the plate. He ranks fifth in the league in double, runs and slugging percentage, and sixth in home runs. Malcom is the sixth Warrior to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year. The junior ranks seventh in the nation in ERA and is tied for ninth in victories.
Flaherty was named Little East Coach of the Year for an LEC-record 10th time after guiding the Huskies to an overall record of 34-7 and the 2019 LEC regular season title with a league mark of 14-2. His 1,038 victories are the fifth-most in Division III history.
2019 LEC Baseball All-Conference Team
|Player of the Year||Josh Goulet||Sr.||Plymouth State|
|Pitcher of the Year||Ben Lambert||Jr.||Southern Maine|
|Rookie of the Year||Matt Malcom||Fr.||Eastern Connecticut|
|Coach of the Year||Ed Flaherty||Southern Maine|
|First Team All-Conference|
|First Base||Davis Mikell||Jr.||Castleton|
|Second Base||Jake Dexter||Sr.||Southern Maine|
|Shortstop||Andrew Olszak||Jr.||Southern Maine|
|Third Base||Mike Knell||Jr.||UMass Dartmouth|
|Catcher||Erik Merrill||Jr.||Western Connecticut|
|Designated Hitter||Kyle Boudrias||Sr.||UMass Boston|
|Outfield||Josh Goulet||Sr.||Plymouth State|
|Outfield||Nick Herzog||Sr.||UMass Boston|
|Outfield||Zach Quintal||Sr.||Southern Maine|
|Pitcher||Ben Lambert||Jr.||Southern Maine|
|Pitcher||Mike Webb||Jr.||Rhode Island College|
|Relief Pitcher||Bobby Tramondozzi||Sr.||UMass Boston|
|Second Team All-Conference|
|First Base||Tyler Walsh||Sr.||Rhode Island College|
|Second Base||Nate Vigeant||Jr.||Rhode Island College|
|Shortstop||Charlie Huegi||Sr.||UMass Boston|
|Third Base||Andrew Hillier||Jr.||Southern Maine|
|Catcher||Matt Malcom||Fr.||Eastern Connecticut|
|Designated Player||Dylan Hapworth||Jr.||Southern Maine|
|Outfield||Sam Troiano||So.||Southern Maine|
|Outfield||Nate Tellier||Jr.||UMass Dartmouth|
|Outfield||Luke Broadhurst||So.||Eastern Connecticut|
|Pitcher||Tyler Arruda||So.||UMass Boston|
|Pitcher||Matt Cronin||Sr.||UMass Dartmouth|
|Relief Pitcher||Jake Dexter||Sr.||Southern Maine|