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Arcieri Named First-Team All-SAC PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:53

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Stephan Arcieri has been named to the 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Preseason First Team for baseball, league officials announced today. Catawba, the defending South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Champions, was picked to repeat after receiving

eight out of the possible 10 first-place votes for a total of 96 points. Lenoir-Rhyne was picked to finish ninth. Arcieri, a senior outfielder from Roswell, Ga., was recently selected as a Player To Watch from the Southeast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
Arcieri led Lenoir-Rhyne last season in hits (62) in addition to 12 stolen bases, three triples, 35 runs scored, 76 total bases and 26 runs batted in.
Arcieri also started 45 of the team's 47 games in 2011 and finishing third on the team in batting average with a .350 clip.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the 2012 season on Wednesday, February 1, against Pfeiffer in Misenheimer, N.C., beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne's first home game of the year takes place on Wednesday, February 8, versus Belmont Abbey at Bears Field. The first pitch of the contest is set for 4:00 p.m.


2012 South Atlantic Conference
Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll


1. Catawba 96 (8)
2. Wingate 91 (2)
3. Tusculum 79
4. Lincoln Memorial 59
5. Newberry 55
6. Carson-Newman 54
7. Mars Hill 41
8. Anderson 31
9. Lenoir-Rhyne 29
10. Brevard 15


2012 All-South Atlantic Conference
Baseball Preseason Teams


First Team


C - Nate Reid, Tusculum
P - Nick Lomascolo, Catawba
P - J.J. Jankowski, Catawba
P - Craig Goodman, Tusculum
RP - Tyler Sturkie, Newberry
1B - Brian Yeung, Wingate
2B - Chris Vazquez, Wingate
SS - Michael Bueker, Mars Hill
3B - Chris Dula, Catawba
OF - Dodson McPherson, Wingate
OF - Stephan Arcieri, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF - Alexi Colon, Tusculum
DH - Garrett Furr, Catawba


Second Team


C - Mason Guymon, Carson-Newman
P - Austin Johnson, Lincoln Memorial
P - Justin Somers, Wingate
P - Dylan Hochevar, Tusculum
RP - Josh Karr, Wingate
1B - Randy O'Dell, Brevard
2B - Andy Vogel, Newberry
SS* - Joseph Horsely, Lincoln Memorial
SS* - Thomas Padro, Anderson
3B - Matt Henricksen, Tusculum
OF - Cody Baker, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Casey Allison, Wingate
OF^ - Kramer Clark, Brevard
OF^ - Lucas Mohon, Carson-Newman
DH - Gelson Perez, Lincoln Memorial


Photo Courtesy: Stephan Arcieri, LRU Athletics

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