junior Sean Ryan, of Norton, is a student-athlete named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Team. Joining him will be sophomore Alec Palioca, freshman Apolinar De la Cruz, senior Dan Haugh, junior Frank Holbrook, Senior Hal Landers and junior Eric Jensen will join him. Wheaton also received the conference's Sportsmanship Award.
A native of Norton, Ryan was named NEWMAC Player of the Year after leading the conference in hits (73), runs (41), doubles (16), total bases (102), and stolen bases (24). Ryan hit safely in 34 of 41 games - including 22 multi-hit games - and finished second in the conference average (.403) and third in RBI (33). Named the conference's Rookie of the Year in 2010, Ryan batted.571 (8-for-14) with a home run, four RBI, three runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases in Saturday's 11-2 win over Babson in the NEWMAC Finals. For his efforts, he was named Most Outstanding Player of the championship.
The Lyons (34-8) - who are No. 8 in this week's D3baseball.com poll, - open play at the NCAA Division III New England Regional on Wednesday, May 16 at Eastern Connecticut State University in Mansfield, Conn.