SPC Baseball Coach Derek England Named MAAC Coach of the Year
Baseball Coach Derek England Named MAAC Coach of the Year
Jersey City – Saint Peter’s College head baseball coach Derek England was named the Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year at the annual MAAC Championships Awards Banquet. England led the Peacocks to a 23-29 overall record and 13-13 mark in the MAAC, missing the MAAC Tournament by percentage points. It was a 10-game turnaround in MAAC play and the Peacocks won 13 more games overall from last season.
Kevin Kallert was named First Team All-MAAC after finishing the season with a team leading .376 average, 35 runs, eight doubles, two triples, six homers and 29 RBI. Dennis Alexander and Santo Maertz were named to the All-MAAC Second Team. Alexander hit .337 as the Peacocks second baseman with 10 doubles, 15 RBI and a .979 fielding percentage. Maertz was the Peacocks DH and a starting pitcher. At the plate, he hit .284 with two homers and 24 RBI. On the mound he was 4-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 45 strikeouts.
Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872,
Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City. The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy, NJ