Sam Angelo Tabbed First Team D3baseball.com All-American
Montclair, NJ – Senior SAM ANGELO of the Montclair State baseball team was named a First Team All-American by D3.baseball.com Wednesday.
The senior, who previously was named the D3baseball.com Region 4 Player of the Year and First Team All-Region by D3baseball.com and the ABCA, earned New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors this season. Angelo is the 37th All-American in program history and the first since PETER COSENTINO in 2021.
Angelo led Red Hawks with a .457 batting average, including a team-best 17 doubles, 13 home runs, and 54 RBI while starting all 37 games. He has also collected 63 hits and scored 56 runs while swiping five bases. The first baseman opened the season with consecutive 3-for-4 outings against McDaniel before going 3-for-5 with two homers and seven RBI against Penn State-Abington.
The Toms River, NJ native led the country with 1.14 walks per game and 14th overall with 42 free passes. The slugging first baseman was third nationally with a .578 on-base percentage and ninth with a .891 slugging percentage. His 13 home runs placed him 38th and was 15th with 1.46 runs batted in per contest.
As the calendar flipped to NJAC play, Angelo batted .515 in conference games, collecting 35 hits and seven homers with 27 RBI. He smacked three doubles against Rutgers-Newark and was a perfect 5-for-5 against NJCU on April 14. He became the second student-athlete this season to hit for the cycle in the win, driving in seven runs. He closed out the year with a 19-game hitting streak and reached base in the final 26 contests.