Boston, Mass. (May 8) -- MIT junior shortstop Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) has been named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Year and freshman outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has earned league Rookie of the Year honors. Overall, the Engineers placed five players on the All-Conference Teams, which is the most in the conference.
Filiere earns First Team honors for the third time in his career, as well as his second Player of the Year accolade of his career. Posting a .375 batting average this season, Filiere ranks first in the NEWMAC in on-base percentage (.530), slugging percentage (.794), home runs (13), total bases (108) and walks (41), while also ranking second in the nation in walks per game. He is also second in runs scored with 51, third in stolen bases with 13 and fourth in runs batted in with 42. Filiere has also now reached base successfully in 64 straight games, which is the third-longest streak in NCAA Division III history.
Johnston is the third Engineer to earn Rookie of the Year honors as he was also named to the All-Conference Second Team. Leading the team with a .401 batting average in 35 games that also ranked third in the league, Johnston was third in doubles (14), fifth in hits (57), sixth in slugging percentage (.641), seventh in on-base percentage (.443) and total bases (91) and eighth in runs scored (33). For the season, he had a hit in 31 of 35 games played, including 13 multi-hit games, as he reached base in every game as a freshman.
Sophomore pitcher Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) is a Second Team member after leading the MIT staff with a 5-2 record in 47.1 innings pitched. Registering a 3.99 earned run average, he made 10 starts and finished the season with 34 strikeouts and 21 earned runs allowed. He ranked 13th in the league in both strikeouts and strikeouts per game (6.46), while his .214 batting average against was good for 12th in the conference. His five wins were also good for fourth in the league, along with second with his 10 games started.
Junior centerfielder Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) picks up Second Team honors for the second time after hitting .365 in 36 games. One of the top defensive center fielders in the league, Greenwood ranked first in the league in at-bats (167), third in hits (61), fifth in doubles (13), fifth in triples (3), fifth in stolen bases (12) and seventh in runs scored (37). Picking up hits in 32 of 36 games, Greenwood had a pair of hitting streaks of 10 games or more and finished with 20 multi-hit games.
Junior Kyler Kocher (Mesa, Ariz.) notched a spot on the All-Conference Second Team for the first time in his career after appearing in 31 games and batting .342 between first base and the outfield. He posted 11 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit performances as he added 25 runs scored, eight doubles, four home runs, 39 total hits, 36 runs batted in and 17 walks drawn. Kocher also finished with three stolen bases, a .415 on-base percentage and a .518 slugging percentage.