BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University senior shortstop Patrick Dorrian received another regional honor on Friday morning, as the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) named him to the All-South Region First Team.
Dorrian's place on the first team marks the 12th consecutive season with at least one Fighting Knight appearing on either the first or second team, a streak that began with the inception of the award in 2007.
A D2CCA Second Team All-South Region selection a season ago, the Kingston, New York, native finished this season ranked inside the SSC's top-five in batting average (.394), slugging percentage (.798), hits (74), on-base percentage (.471), runs batted in (57), triples (6) and home runs (17). He led the SSC with 160 assists in the field while posting a .943 fielding percentage. He finished the year ranked top-10 in the nation in slugging percentage and total bases (150) while ranking top-25 in home runs and triples.
The shortstop paced the Blue and White's offense all season long, reaching base via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in each of his 49 games played. He ended the 2017 season with a seven-game reached-base streak, giving him a total of 56 consecutive games reaching base safely—the longest streak on record in the SSC's illustrious history. He finished his career on Lynn's all-time leaderboards in batting average (.382, fifth), triples (8, fifth), home runs (26, seventh), slugging percentage (.685, second), on-base percentage (.459, eighth) and assists (306, seventh).
Delta State's Zack Shannon was named South Region Player of the Year, while Tampa's David Lebron claimed South Region Pitcher of the Year honors.