Greensboro, N.C. – For the third time this season, Lynn University baseball's Patrick Dorrian has been selected as a First Team All-American, this time by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings as announced on Tuesday morning.
The senior shortstop becomes Lynn's first three-time First Team All-America honoree in a single season since John Silviano in 2016 after previously earning the recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. He is just the fifth player in program history to land First Team All-America honors three times in a single season, joining Nicolas Boisvert (2007), Dan Wright (2009), Anthony Boza (2012) and Silviano (2016).
This marks the third consecutive season in which the Fighting Knights have had a player land ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-America honors, joining Tyler Curtis (2017) and Silviano (2016). Dorrian is the 10th ABCA/Rawlings All-American for Lynn in total, and the seventh First Team honoree.
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).
In total, six players from the Sunshine State Conference were represented across the first, second and third teams, with Embry-Riddle's Kyle Marsh, Florida Southern's J.T. Hintzen and Tampa's David Lebron joining Dorrian on the First Team.