Matt Perry Earns Second Team All-New England Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior third baseman Matt Perry (Sudbury, Mass.) has been selected second team All-New England, as announced by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association. Perry will now take part in the 2009 New England All-Star Game, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass.

The 2009 Patriot League Player of the Year, Perry hit .423 this season with 16 doubles, seven home runs, 42 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He led the Patriot League in both batting average and on-base percentage (.491), in addition to standing third in the conference in slugging percentage (.626). Perry set new Holy Cross single-season records with 77 hits and 114 total bases, breaking the old marks of 66 hits and 99 total bases which were set by his father, Ronnie Perry, in 1978. He also tied school single-season marks with 16 doubles, 49 games played and 49 games started.

Over the first three years of his collegiate career, Perry owns a .343 batting average with 36 doubles, nine home runs, 81 runs scored and 64 runs batted in.

Holy Cross finished the 2009 season with an overall record of 22-27, and finished third in the Patriot League with an 11-7 mark in conference games. The Crusaders, who won 21 games in 2008, finished with at least 20 victories in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1922 and 1923.

2009 ALL-NEW ENGLAND BASEBALL TEAMS

DIVISION I FIRST TEAM
No.  Player, Yr., School                  Pos.  Ht.   Wt.  B/T  Hometown / High School
 26  Tony Sanchez, Jr., Boston College    C     6-1   220  R/R  Miami, Fla. / Miami Killian
 35  Jeff Hanson, Sr., Sacred Heart       1B    6-5   245  R/R  Woodstock, N.Y. / Oneonta
  8  Oliver Palmer, Jr., Rhode Island     2B    5-11  200  R/R  North Kingstown, R.I. / North Kingstown
 17  Mickey Wiswall, So., Boston College  3B    6-0   205  L/R  Stoneham, Mass. / Belmont Hill
 13  Matt Duffy, So., Vermont             SS    6-3   215  R/R  Milton, Mass. / St. Sebastian's
  4  George Springer, Fr., Connecticut    OF    6-3   185  R/R  New Britain, Conn. / Avon Old Farms
  1  Kevin McAvoy, Sr., Maine             OF    5-11  185  R/R  Brewer, Maine / Brewer
 10  Peter Fatse, Jr., Connecticut        OF    5-10  170  L/R  Hampden, Mass. / Minnechaug
 25  Jim Macdonald, Sr., Massachusetts    DH    6-3   220  R/R  Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire
 24  Eric Polvani, Jr., Bryant            SP    6-2   200  R/R  Wallingford, Conn. / Sheehan
 18  Nick Greenwood, Jr., Rhode Island    SP    6-1   175  R/L  Southington, Conn. / Xavier
 15  Pat Dean, So., Boston College        SP    6-1   175  L/L  Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck
 24  Mike Belfiore, Jr., Boston College   RP    6-3   220  R/L  Commack, N.Y. / Commack
DIVISION I SECOND TEAM
No.  Player, Yr., School                  Pos.  Ht.   Wt.  B/T  Hometown / High School
 18  Jeff Vigurs, Jr., Bryant             C     5-11  190  L/R  South Windsor, Conn. / South Windsor
 24  Mike Belfiore, Jr., Boston College   1B    6-3   220  R/L  Commack, N.Y. / Commack
 33  James Donaldson, Sr., Northeastern   2B    6-2   215  R/R  Nashua, N.H. / Bishop Guertin
 15  Matt Perry, Jr., Holy Cross          3B    6-2   190  L/R  Sudbury, Mass. / St. Sebastian's
 10  Dan Rhault, Sr., Rhode Island        SS    6-2   190  L/R  Lincoln, R.I. / Lincoln
  7  Nick Campbell, Jr., Bryant           OF    5-10  170  R/R  Raynham, Mass. / Bridgewater-Raynham
 24  Nick Santomauro, Jr., Dartmouth      OF    6-2   205  L/R  North Caldwell, N.J. / West Essex
  3  Mark Micowski, So., Vermont          OF    6-2   175  L/R  Haddam, Conn. / Xavier
 20  Pete Greskoff, So., Brown            DH    6-1   195  R/R  Paoli, Pa. / Malvern Prep
 44  Mitchell Clegg, Sr., Massachusetts   SP    6-4   225  R/L  Woburn, Mass. / Arlington Catholic
 41  Kevin Cobb, Sr., Bryant              SP    6-1   200  R/R  Acton, Mass. / Acton-Boxboro
 23  Eric Smith, Jr., Rhode Island        SP    6-3   215  R/R  Milford, Conn. / Foran
 40  David Erickson, Sr., Connecticut     RP    6-0   190  R/R  Stratford, Conn. / Fairfield Prep
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jim Foster, Rhode Island