West Palm Beach, Fla. – On the same day in which he garnered his third All-Region selection of the season, Lynn University baseball senior Patrick Dorrian was named as a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First Team All-America at shortstop.
This marks the first time in his career Dorrian has been recognized as an All-America selection and the third year in a row in which Lynn has had an NCBWA All-America selection. Tyler Curtis earned NCBWA Second Team All-America honors a season ago, while John Silviano was named NCBWA First Team All-America in 2016. Dorrian becomes the ninth player in program history to be named an All-American by the organization.
A three-time All-Region selection this spring, 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 NCBWA Player of the Year, while LeMoyne's Josiah Gray was named Pitcher of the Year. Chris Ramirez of Illinois Springfield was tabbed as the NCBWA Coach of the Year.