Marshall, Minn. – Postseason awards continue to roll in for Lynn University baseball's Patrick Dorrian, as he was voted First Team All-America by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association on Friday afternoon.
It is the second All-America award the shortstop has received this season, as he was previously named a First Team All-American on Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America. This marks the first time since 2016 that a Fighting Knight has landed the national recognition from the D2CCA, and he becomes the sixth D2CCA First Team All-American in program history.
A three-time All-Region selection this spring, the Kingston, New York, native finished the 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. In total, seven Sunshine State Conference players appeared across the three All-America teams, with Dorrian and Florida Southern's J.T. Hintzen being the only SSC players on the First Team.