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Tucker White Named to All-ECAC First Team

Junior Tucker White was named to the ECAC Division III New England All-Star first team on Thursday.
Junior Tucker White was named to the ECAC Division III New England All-Star first team on Thursday.

            GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine junior designated hitter Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H./Coe-Brown Northwood) picked up another honor when he was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England All-Star first team.  The announcement was made Thursday afternoon by the ECAC office located in Centerville, Mass.

            White adds the All-ECAC honor to an impressive list of awards he has received for his outstanding 2012 season.  White previously was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association's Rawlings/ABCA All-America second team, and the D3Baseball.com All-American second team.  White was also named to the All-Little East Conference and NEIBA All-New England first team.

            The 5-foot-11, 190-pound White batted .392 (73 for 186) with 48 runs scored, 10 doubles, a school single-season record 10 triples, seven home runs and a team-leading 49 RBI.  White also had a .451 on-base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage, and stole 14 bases in 17 attempts.  He also set the USM career record for triples with 18.

            Southern Maine finished the season 27-19 overall and won the Little East Conference regular season title with an 11-3 mark, and postseason championship tournament for the first time since 1999.  By winning the LEC tournament crown, USM made its first trip to the NCAA Division III Regional tournament since 2009.

2012 ECAC Division III New England Baseball All-Stars


Player of the Year
Conor Bierfeldt, OF, Jr., Western Connecticut State University

Pitcher of the Year
Brendan Nugent, So., Western New England University

Rookie of the Year
Apolinar De la Cruz, 1B, Fr., Wheaton College

Coach of the Year
Matt LaBranche, Western New England University


First Team
First Base            Joe Balowski              Jr.          Eastern Connecticut State University
Second Base        Tim Clark                  Jr.           Western New England University
Shortstop             Kyle Allaire               Sr.          Rhode Island College
Third Base           Mike Rubino              Jr.           Western New England University
Catcher                Todd Tompkins         Jr.           Becker College
Designated Hitter  Tucker White            Jr.           University of Southern Maine
Outfield                Kyle Morrill              Sr.           Keene State College
Outfield                Erik Bergstrom         Sr.          Keene State College
Outfield               Conor Bierfeldt          Jr.           Western Connecticut State University
Utility                  Jeff Scafidi                Sr.          Anna Maria College
Pitcher                Brendan Nugent         So.         Western New England University
Pitcher                Tyler Erickson            Sr.          Castleton State College

Second Team
First Base             Apolinar De la Cruz    Fr.          Wheaton College
Second Base         Sean Riley                Jr.           Bridgewater State University
Shortstop             Stephen Rogers         Jr.           Trinity College
Third Base            Kevin Salines            Jr.           Salem State University
Catcher                Mike Samela             Sr.           Amherst College
Designated Hitter  Brett Cahill               So.          Salem State University
Outfield                Sean Ryan                Jr.           Wheaton College
Outfield                Matt Anthonis           Jr.           Western New England University
Outfield                Kevin Wodatch          Jr.           Anna Maria College
Utility                   Pat Nicholson           Gr.           Brandeis University
Pitcher                 Chad Rafferty           Jr.            Saint Joseph's College (Me.)
Pitcher                 Alec Palioca              So.          Wheaton College