Stony Brook, N.Y. - Rising sophomore William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) of the Stony Brook University baseball team has been named to the 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) first team, the league recently announced. The honor capped an outstanding year for Carmona, who was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American as well as America East Rookie of the Year.
Playing for the Vermont Mountaineers, Carmona tied for the most home runs in the NECBL with six in addition to ranking third in the league in RBI (27). He also was named the league's Co-Player of the Week on July 17 after hitting .318 with seven hits including two doubles and two home runs including a grand slam. He also participated in the Home Run Derby at the NECBL All-Star game.
In his first season with the Seawolves, Carmona led the America East in batting average (.387) and on-base percentage (.457) and was the only freshman named to the All-America East first team. He hit .462 in the America East tournament on his way to a spot on the All-Tournament team and he also was selected a third team Freshman All-American by Ping!Baseball.