Brett Kinneman is piling up early-season college baseball awards at a blistering pace.
The West York High School graduate enjoyed a stellar February for the North Carolina State baseball team. His standout efforts at the plate have earned him the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Player of the Month Award.
Kinneman hit .487 (19 for 39) over nine games in February, slugging seven homers and driving in 23 runs. He scored 11 runs, had a double and a pair of triples, stealing a pair of bases and sporting a .533 on-base percentage.
Kinneman has also twice been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week already this season. He also earned the NCBWA National Player of the Week award once in February.
The 6-foot, 197-pound junior has helped the Wolfpack to a 15-3 start on the season. North Carolina State is ranked No. 24 in the latest D1Baseball.com Top 25.
For the season, Kinneman is hitting .408 with 10 homers and 31 RBIs.
Northeastern grad honored by Continental Conference: Northeastern High School graduate Matt Schaeffer was recently named Continental Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.
Schaeffer, a 5-foot, 11-inch sophomore setter at Juniata College, led the Eagles' attack in impressive back-to-back wins, averaging 13.4 assists per set while hitting .369 combined in the two matches.
He handed out 44 assists in a win over Ramapo and followed with 50 assists in a four-set win over Messiah. The Eagles finished with 106 kills total in the two matches, topping the .300 mark for team hitting percentage in both matches, marking just the second time this season they have done so in back-to-back outings.
Juniata is 12-11 overall and 7-4 in the conference.
York falls in baseball: The York College baseball team dropped a 6-0 non-league decision to visiting Stevenson on Wednesday.
Kennard-Dale High School graduate Collin Crowell and Seth Brosius each had two hits in a losing cause. York fell to 5-5. Stevenson improved to 8-5.
Starter Will Grega took the loss despite putting up a quality start, allowing four hits and three runs over six innings.