Goulet named D3baseball.com New England Player of the Year
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Postseason honors continue to pour in for the leading hitter from the Plymouth State University baseball team as D3baseball.com announced its All-Region teams on Thursday afternoon.
Senior Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) was selected as the D3baseball.com New England Region Player of the Year and was named First Team All-New England in a release on the D3baseball.com website.
For each of the eight regions a Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year were selected. Players were nominated by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.
Goulet was one of three Little East Conference (LEC) athletes to win major New England Region awards, as University of Southern Maine junior Ben Lambert was awarded the region's Pitcher of the Year and Eastern Connecticut State University freshman Matt Malcom was tabbed region Rookie of the Year.
Goulet rewrote the Plymouth State record books during a monster senior season. His .410 average was among the top-25 in program history, while he smashed the school record with 13 home runs, including a record-tying three homer performance in early March.
He led the LEC in home runs, a school record 47 RBI, .806 slugging percentage and 1.000 fielding percentage, while ranking second in runs scored (47), doubles (16), total bases (116) and third in on-base (.492) and stolen bases (24). He ranked among the top-10 in the country in homers (seventh) and slugging (fifth) and was 13th in total bases.
Goulet also established new program records with 14 total bases in a game and season (116), and ends his career as the program leader in runs scored (132) and stolen bases (98). He reached base in all 37 games this year, including a team-high 19-game hitting streak to close the season, during which he batted .432 with seven homers, 25 RBI and 25 runs scored.
Under fourth-year head coach Clay Jenkins, Plymouth State finished the season with a 14-23 mark and just missed qualifying for the LEC Tournament after going 5-11 in conference play. The team set multiple season program records, including runs scored (290), home runs (28) and runs batted in (257).
The complete list of all regional honorees is available at www.D3baseball.com.
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