WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 19, 2009) – George Mason junior catcher Chris Henderson (Marlton, N.J.) and Patriots’ senior outfielder

Scott Krieger (Towson, Md.) were selected as the 2009 CAA baseball Co-Players of the Year in voting by the league’s head coaches.

 

Henderson was also honored as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year, while Old Dominion pitcher/outfielder Brett Harris

(Chesapeake, Va.) was named CAA Rookie of the Year and George Mason’s Bill Brown was chosen as the CAA Coach of the Year.

 

Henderson and Krieger are just the second set of teammates to share CAA Player of the Year honors, joining VCU’s Matt Burch

and Brandon Inge who won the award in 1998. They are also the first George Mason players to receive the league’s top award

since Chris Burr in 1992. Henderson ranked second in the CAA with a .427 batting average and was also second in the conference

in hits (90), runs (65), doubles (21) and total bases (154). Krieger ranked eighth in the CAA with a .383 batting average and led the

conference with 18 home runs and 76 RBI. On the CAA’s career statistical lists, Krieger ranks first in RBI (234), second in home

runs (67), third in runs (222) and fifth in hits (297).

 

Henderson is the third player in CAA history to receive Player and Defensive Player of the Year accolades in the same season,

joining ODU’s Tim Hummel in 2000 and VCU’s Matt Davis in 2001. The junior catcher committed only two errors all season and

threw out 21 of 59 attempted base stealers. He also helped guide a Patriots’ pitching staff that led the conference with a 4.15 team

ERA.

 

Harris is Old Dominion’s first CAA Rookie of the Year since Justin Verlander in 2002. The multi-talented freshman went 6-4 on

the mound with a 4.95 ERA and recorded 49 strikeouts with only 19 walks in 80 innings. He also hit in the middle of the

Monarchs’ lineup and posted a .315 batting average with 31 RBI.

 

Brown received Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row and the sixth time in his career. His Patriots set a school

record for victories (40) at the Division I level and they currently own the top winning percentage (.800) in the nation. George Mason

didn’t lose a conference series all year and finished with a 19-5 league mark to claim the regular-season title by a commanding

5.5 games. The Patriots were especially strong at home, where they posted a 25-2 record.

 

George Mason placed a league-high five players on the All-CAA first team. Joining Henderson and Krieger were junior first baseman

Justin Bour, who batted .342 with 17 homers and 62 RBI, senior pitcher Mike Modica, who posted a league-best 10-1 record with

a 4.16 ERA, and junior pitcher Kevin Crum, who went 8-3 with a 3.98 ERA.

 

James Madison had four players selected to the first team. Junior second baseman Mike Fabiaschi hit .328 with 32 RBI, junior

outfielder Matt Townsend batted .390 with 17 homers and 59 RBI, sophomore Trevor Knight hit .377 with 14 HR and 55 RBI and

sophomore pitcher Kevin Munson was 3-3 with a league-high nine saves and a 2.85 ERA.

 

Senior shortstop Gary Helmick of Towson, junior third baseman Jake McAloose of Old Dominion, senior outfielder Mark Stuckless

of Hofstra and senior designated hitter Derek Simmons of Georgia State round out the first team. The leading hitter in the CAA with

a .430 batting average, Helmick also led the league in hits (98), runs scored (72), triples (9), total bases (179) and slugging

percentage (.785). McAloose was ODU’s leading with a .408 batting average while driving in 39 runs. One of the top hitters in the

CAA all season, Stuckless finished the year with a .392 batting average and 25 RBI, while Simmons batted .333 with 12 home

runs and 51 RBI.

 

The awards were presented on Tuesday evening in Wilmington, N.C. on the eve of the 2009 CAA Baseball Championship, which

gets underway Wednesday at Brooks Field.

 

2009 ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM

(as selected by CAA Head Baseball Coaches)

FIRST TEAM

Player, School                                                     Pos.        Cl.           Hometown/High School                                   2009 Stats

Chris Henderson, George Mason                      C             Jr.            Marlton, N.J./Cherokee                                      .427, 13 HR, 51 RBI

Justin Bour, George Mason%                            1B           Jr.            Centreville, Va./Westfield                                  .342, 17 HR, 63 RBI

Mike Fabiaschi, James Madison                      2B           Jr.            Torrington, Conn./Torrington                            .328, 3 HR, 32 RBI

Gary Helmick, Towson                                      SS           Sr.           Severn, Md./Northeast                                       .430, 17 HR, 51 RBI

Jake McAloose, Old Dominion                         3B           Jr.            Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne                   .408, 4 HR, 39 RBI

Scott Krieger, George Mason#                          OF           Sr.           Towson, Md./Calvert Hall                                 .383, 18 HR, 76 RBI

Mark Stuckless, Hofstra                                    OF           Sr.           Kanata, Ontario/Jackson                                    .392, 5 HR, 25 RBI

Matt Townsend, James Madison                     OF           Jr.            Lorton, Va./Hayfield                                          .390, 17 HR, 59 RBI

Trevor Knight, James Madison                        UT          So.          Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield           .377, 14 HR, 55 RBI

Derek Simmons, Georgia State*                       DH          Sr.           Duluth, Ga./Chattahoochee                                .333, 12 HR, 51 RBI

Mike Modica, George Mason                           SP           Sr.           Sewell, N.J./Washington Township                  10-1, 4.16 ERA, 67 K’s

Kevin Crum, George Mason                             SP           Jr.            Haymarket, Va./Bishop O’Connell                     8-3, 3.98 ERA, 50 K’s

Kevin Munson, James Madison                       RP         So.          Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring                                   3-3, 9 svs., 2.85 ERA

               

SECOND TEAM

Player, School                                                     Pos.        Cl.           Hometown/High School                                   2009 Stats

Marc Mimeault, Georgia State                            C             Sr.           Candiac, Quebec/Edouard-Montpetit             .392, 13 HR, 51 RBI

Matt Collins, Towson%                                      1B           Sr.           Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard                  .367, 8 HR, 52 RBI

Chris Wychock, Towson                                    2B           So.          Wapwallopen, Pa./Crestwood                           .310, 14 HR, 51 RBI

Gerard Hall, Old Dominion                                  SS           Jr.            Washington, D.C./Gonzaga Coll.                     .323, 3 HR, 33 RBI

Carlos Alonso, Delaware                                    3B           Jr.            Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos                               .387, 4 HR, 36 RBI

Kevin Collins, Towson                                       OF           Jr.            Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard                  .335, 14 HR, 56 RBI

Rob Nickle, William & Mary                             OF           Sr.           Amelia Courthouse, Va./Clover Hill                   .351, 14 HR, 60 RBI

Matt Browning, James Madison                      OF           Jr.            Mystic, Conn./Fitch                                             .376, 9 HR, 59 RBI

Austin Harclerode, Towson                             UT          So.          Ellicott City, Md./Centennial                               .329, 9 HR, 29 RBI

Shane Davis, George Mason                            DH          So.          West Trenton, N.J./The Hun School                .317, 6 HR, 27 RBI

Turner Phelps, James Madison                         SP           So.          Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt                             8-2, 5.33 ERA, 90 K’s

Ryan Moore, Georgia State                               SP           Jr.            Kennesaw, Ga./N. Cobb Christian                    6-1, 4.52 ERA, 53 K’s

Trevor Smith, Northeastern                              RP           Sr.           Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa                     5-2, 3.94 ERA, 52 K’s

 

THIRD TEAM

Player, School                                                     Pos.        Cl.           Hometown/High School                                   2009 Stats

Ryan Reed, Delaware                                         C             Sr.           Milton, Del./Cape Henlopen                              .361, 9 HR, 37 RBI

Robbie Monday, UNC Wilmington                 1B           Jr.            Elkin, N.C./East Wilkes                                      .293, 12 HR, 38 RBI

Ryan Soares, George Mason                            2B           Jr.            Harwich, Mass./Harwich                                   .330, 10 HR, 38 RBI

Mike Rooney, UNC Wilmington                      SS           Jr.            Cary, N.C./Cary                                                   .331, 2 HR, 41 RBI

Tyler Stampone, William & Mary                    3B           Sr.           Meadowbrook, Pa./Germantown Acad.          .382, 5 HR, 40 RBI

Bill Merkler, Delaware                                        OF           Sr.           South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield             .357, 15 HR, 51 RBI

Max Most, Old Dominion                                  OF           Sr.           Port Washington, N.Y./Marist Coll.                  .335, 2 HR, 18 RBI

Alex Foltz, James Madison%                            OF           Jr.            Mathias, W.Va./East Hardy                               .351, 3 HR, 23 RBI

Brandon Williams, Georgia State                     UT          Fr.           Marietta, Ga./Kell                                                  .320, 1 HR, 22 RBI

Bryan Lescanec, James Madison                    DH          Sr.           Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle            .316, 6 HR, 27 RBI

Ian Thomas, VCU                                               SP           Sr.           Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam                                   4-4, 4.27 ERA, 58 K’s

Kevin Landry, William & Mary                       SP           Jr.            Vienna, Va./Gonzaga Prep                                    4-6, 4.72 ERA, 91 K’s

Aidan Francis, Georgia State                          RP           So.          Newcastle, Australia/Callaghan Coll.               5-1, 3 svs., 3.97 ERA

 

2009 CAA Co-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Chris Henderson, C, George Mason and Scott Krieger, OF, George Mason

2009 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Chris Henderson, C, George Mason

2009 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Brett Harris, P/OF, Old Dominion

2009 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR:  Bill Brown, George Mason

 

* - 1st team All-CAA in 2008             # - 2nd team All-CAA in 2008            % - 3rd team All-CAA in 2008

 

CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player, School                                                     Pos.        Cl.           Hometown/High School                                   2009 Stats

Matt Davenport, William & Mary                    P              Fr.           Chesapeake, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk           6-2, 4.71 ERA, 30 K’s

Steven Davis, UNC Wilmington                       P              Fr.           Robbins, N.C./North Moore                             4-2, 3 svs., 5.11 ERA

Chris Forsten, William & Mary                         C             Fr.           Warrenton, Va./Notre Dame Acad.                 .282, 0 HR, 19 RBI

Aidan Francis, Georgia State                             P              So.          Newcastle, Australia/Callaghan Coll.              5-1, 3 svs., 3.97 ERA

Brett Harris, Old Dominion                                P/OF       Fr.           Chesapeake, Va./Hickory                                 .315, 31 RBI/6-4, 4.95 ERA

Matt Miller, Northeastern                                  OF           Fr.           Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury                    .309, 1 HR, 21 RBI

Rich O’Donald, Delaware                                  P              Fr.           Wilmington, Del./John Dickinson                     5-3, 4.18 ERA, 43 K’s

Ben Tomchick, Old Dominion                          P              Fr.           Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne                   5-3, 3.51 ERA, 60 K’s

Ben Winter, Towson                                         OF           Fr.           Ellicott City, Md./Centennial                            .275, 3 HR, 17 RBI

Josh Wright, Old Dominion                             1B           Fr.           Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby                        .259, 10 HR, 46 RBI