Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former Stony Brook University baseball star Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.) earned yet another honor for his spectacular 2011 season on Thursday as he was named a second team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). A fifth round pick of the Houston Astros on June 7, Tropeano tossed 5.0 shutout innings for the Tri-City Valley Cats in his pro debut on Tuesday.
This is the third All-American honor of 2011 for Tropeano, who was also named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the NCBWA. The right-hander went 12-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 14 starts for the Seawolves this season and set America East single season records for wins and strikeouts (119).
Tropeano was named to the Golden Spikes Midseason Watch list and was one of 25 finalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year award. He also became the first player in America East history to earn Pitcher of the Year honors twice.
The Seawolves won a school record 42 games in 2011 and won their first ever America East regular season title.