Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior 2B Cooper Mooney (Southbury, Conn.) was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team, selected by CoSIDA, and joined fellow seniors Anthony Egeln Jr. (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) and McLane Hill (Marlborough, Conn.), juniors John Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Bradley Whitman (Salisbury, MAss.) and sophomore Colby Fortin (Bow, N.H.) on the 2018 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. Egeln also represented Trinity baseball on the 2018 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team. The Bantams, coached by Bryan Adamski (5th season), finished the year with an 18-15 overall record and 7-5 mark in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East play to finish the regular season in a tie for second place in the division.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada, and separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations. The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America teams. To receive NESCAC All-Academic recognition, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40.
Mooney, an All-NESCAC First Team honoree this spring, led the Bantams in runs (27), doubles (13, 3rd in NESCAC), getting hit by a pitch (6) and RBI (24), while batting .372 (4th in NESCAC), slugging .521 (8th in NESCAC), and posting a .432 on-base percentage. He finished with 45 hits (7th in NESCAC) in 121 at-bats and adding a triple, a home run, nine walks, and nine stolen bases (T10th in NESCAC) in 13 attempts in 32 games (all starts) as Trinity's second baseman. Mooney recorded 57 put-outs and 70 assists with just five errors for a .962 fielding percentage and turned 19 double plays. He was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week once this spring. Mooney finishes his fine career with career with 90 hits in 303 at-bats for a .297 batting average with 60 runs, 17 doubles, two homers, 60 RBI, 31 walks, and 26 steals in 32 tries in 97 games. He also went 1-2 on the mound in four appearances and 12.1 innings pitched as a rookie in 2014. An alum of Pomperaug High School, Mooney graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in political science. He is the son of Paul Mooney and Virginia Quinn-Mooney.
Egeln, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, was 1-0 on the mound with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in seven appearances (one start) and 9.0 innings pitched in 2018. He finished his Trinity career with a 5-5 mark in 31 appearances (17 starts) and 99.0 innings pitched. Egeln struck out 54 batters, tossed four complete games, and posted a 6.73 ERA as a Bantam hurler. An alum of Ponte Vedra High School, Egeln graduated from Trinity in May month with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Anthony and Suzanne Egeln.
Hill, who repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic honoree, tied for the NESCAC lead in saves with seven while posting an 0-1 record on the mound with a 7.88 ERA, and 25 strikeouts in 16 appearances (2nd on team) and 16.0 innings pitched in 2018. He finished his Trinity career with a 1-9 mark in 47 appearances (2nd all-time at Trinity) with nine starts and 78.1 innings pitched. Hill struck out 89 batters (T4th all-time at Trinity with 10.23 K/9IP), tossed one complete game, made eight saves (3rd all-time at Trinity), and posted a 6.20 ERA as a Bantam hurler. An alum of RHAM High School, Hill graduated from Trinity in May month with a degree in American Studies. He is the son of Robert Hill and Brenda Arigno.
Stamatis, who repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic honoree, batted .238 (24-for-105) with six doubles, a triple, three homers (2nd on team), 32 runs (2nd on team), 18 RBI (3rd on team), a team-high 25 walks, a .400 slugging percentage and a .397 on-base percentage in 33 games as Trinity's first baseman. He was an All-NESCAC Second Team selection in 2016. A graduate of Ridgefield High School, Stamatis is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Margaret and John Stamatis.
Whitman, who also plays football for the Bantams, posted a 1.29 ERA with a pair of strikeouts in five appearances and 7.0 innings pitched in 2018. A four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree in baseball and football, Whitman is a graduate of Triton High School. He is majoring in economics and mathematics at Trinity, and is the son of Deborah Hamel and Jeff Whitman. Fortin was 2-0 on the mound with a 1.72 ERA and 13 strikeouts in six appearances (two starts) and 15.2 innings pitched in 2018. A graduate of the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut, Fortin is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Michelle and Robert Fortin.