Goulet named D3baseball.com First Team All-American
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The D3baseball.com All-American Team has been released with four teams and honorable mention, as well as the national Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year awards, and the top hitter for Plymouth State University was among those honored.
Senior Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) was named to the D3baseball.com All-America First Team just days after claiming New England Region Player of the Year honors.
A total of 848 players were nominated for the 13th annual All-America team, while the D3baseball.com Coach of the Year will be announced after the DIII World Series.
Goulet was one of two Little East Conference (LEC) athletes to claim First Team honors, along with University of Southern Maine senior Jake Dexter, who earned the honor as both a hitter and pitcher. Five other LEC athletes were named to the remaining All-America teams.
Goulet had a monster season for the Panthers, posting a .410 average that ranks among the top-25 in program history. He smashed the school record with 13 home runs to lead the LEC, including a record-tying three homer performance in early March. He also led the conference with 47 RBI, an .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 set new program records with his 47 runs driven in, 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).
Click here to see the complete D3baseball.com All-America Teams.
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