West York High School graduate Brett Kinneman has garnered some recent national recognition.
Kinneman, a junior outfielder for North Carolina State University, was named a third-team NCAA Division I All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The Collegiate Baseball D-I All-America baseball teams and National Player of The Year were chosen by performances up to regional playoffs and picked by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Kinneman started all 60 games this season for the Wolfpack while posting a .274 batting average with 64 hits, with 17 of those home runs. He also drove in 61 runs and scored 52, while also posting 13 doubles and four triples.
N.C. State finished 42-18 and saw their season end with Sunday’s loss to Auburn in the regional round of the NCAA D-I tournament.
Kinneman was also a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection this season. He also advanced to the round of 40 in the Golden Spikes Award selection process.
He was also previously named to the D1 Baseball and Perfect Game Midseason All-America teams. Kinneman earned National and ACC Player of the Week honors twice this year and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Player of the Month for February.
In 2016, Kinneman was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and made the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Next on the radar for the talented former Bulldog is this week’s major league draft, where MLB Pipeline has Kinneman ranked as the 148th best prospect in the nation.
University of Illinois first baseman Bren Spillane was named the National Player of the Year. Spillane entered regionals with a .389 batting average with 23 homers and 60 RBIs.
Halczuk earns All-American honors: U.S. Lacrosse recently released its list of national high school girls’ lacrosse All-American and Academic All-Americans with three York-Adams League players landing on the lists.
Leading the way was Kennard-Dale’s Megan Halczuk, who earned an All-American nod for her play this season with the Rams. She also earned her the Y-A’s Most Outstanding Player award.
Halczuk was a major part of the Rams reaching Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2-A semifinal contest against Y-A rival Susquehannock. That game is a rematch of last season’s state semifinal match which saw the Rams become the first local team to reach a state championship game.
The talented junior midfielder, who is already an NCAA Division I Winthrop recruit, was lost to injury during the District 3 Class 2-A semifinals against Hershey.
Red Lion’s Sara Simms and Peyton Shima were also recognized as Academic All-Americans.
The pair helped the Lions to an 8-8 record and an appearance in the District 3 Class 3-A playoffs. Shima also crossed the 200-career goal milestone during her senior season.