White earns first-career selection to Academic All-District Team
|Senior Michael White has played in 112 consecutive games for Stonehill.|
EASTON, Mass. (May 4, 2012) – Senior infielder Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) has been selected to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in New England and New York.
White was selected to the All-District First Team and is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America accolades. Stonehill's first-ever Academic All-American – Don Prohovich '80 – was a member of the baseball team. The College has had eight Academic All-Americans total including Prohovich, Erin Acone '06 (Bow, N.H./Bow), a two-time selection in lacrosse, Kevin Broderick '93 (football), Julie Stockwell '00 (basketball), Amy Bartlett '02 (lacrosse), Michael Mashkevich '10 (tennis) and rising-junior Elizabeth Belanger (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central) of the women's soccer team, who earned Academic All-American honors last fall, have all earned Academic All-America accolades in their respective sports during their careers.
White earns his first-career selection to the All-District First Team as an infielder. White has started 31 games this season at first base, eight as the designated hitter, four in left field and two in center. He has also made nine appearances on the hill for the Skyhawks including eight starts. Since the 2010 season, White has played in 112 consecutive games either as an infielder/outfielder or a pitcher.
White, a business major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 (second highest on the team), ranks in the top-15 in several hitting categories in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10). He ranks eighth overall in runs (41), tenth in hits (61), 12th in doubles (12) and 13th in total bases (86). White has compiled a team-leading 22 multi-hit games this season and seven multi-RBI games. He also has two triples, three homers and a team-leading 31 runs batted in to go along with a .457 slugging percentage, a .366 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage in 358 chances (321 putouts, 30 assists, seven errors).
As a pitcher, White is 3-2 overall in nine appearances (eight starts), has two complete games, one shutout, one combined shutout and a 2.38 earned run average. He has pitched 53 innings, struck out 38 batters and held opponents to a .243 batting average. In his last start on April 28 against Saint Anselm, White shutout the Hawks with a complete-game effort allowing seven hits and three walks while fanning two batters. He also has one save this season.
White is a two-sport student-athlete at Stonehill earning several regional awards in both baseball and soccer. Prior to the 2012 baseball season, White was named a NCBWA Preseason All-American (Second Team), garnered NCBWA Preseason All-East Region First Team accolades and earned his second-career selection to the Tino Martinez "Watch List." In 2011, he was a Daktronics All-East Region Second Team and ABCA All-East Region Second Team selection. On the soccer field, White was named to the NSCAA All-East Region Second Team in 2011 and a Daktronics All-East Region selection in 2010.
White has been just as successful in the classroom earning the Fr. William Gartland, CSC, Award for the top-male student-athlete at Stonehill, a NE-10 Academic All-Conference nod for soccer in 2010 and has made several appearances on the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
CoSIDA, which began its recognition of NCAA scholar-athletes in the 1950's, has honored more than 15,000 deserving athletes across all divisions in 12 sports. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Stonehill College (27-18, 15-11 NE-10, 10-8 Northeast Division), ranked sixth overall in the latest NCBWA East Regional Poll, hosts Merrimack College for a NE-10 Conference Northeast Division doubleheader with game one scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 5.