Goulet chosen to compete among region's best
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The accolades continue to come in for the leading hitter from the Plymouth State University baseball team, as senior Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) was named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Senior All-Star Game.
Goulet, who is running out of room on his trophy shelf, has already been named a D3baseball.com All-American, the D3baseball.com New England Region Player of the Year, ABCA/Rawlings New England All-Region First Team, Little East Conference (LEC) Player of the Year and First Team All-LEC, will compete for the College team, comprised of the top NCAA Division II and III players from New England. They will square off against the University team, made of up Division I athletes, in the 45th annual Joe Walsh All-Star Game at Dunkin Donuts Stadium, home of the Hartford Yard Goats – the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies – in Hartford, Conn. on Friday (May 31).
Goulet, who established a program record with his 13 home runs this season, will partake in the annual Home Run Derby at 11:00 a.m., squaring off against Rosaria Missiti of Division II Post University and Gaby Cruz of Division I Bryant University. The Hall of Fame and Annual Awards ceremony is set to follow, with the All-Star game slated for a noon first pitch.
Goulet earned All-LEC Second Team honors as a junior, before breaking out to earn the region's top honor this spring after leading the LEC in home runs, runs batted in (47), slugging percentage (.806) and fielding percentage (1.000). He finished second in the league in runs scored (47), doubles (16), total bases (116) and third in on-base percentage (.492) and stolen bases (24).
In addition to establishing a new program best in home runs, Goulet set new school standards in RBI in a season (47), total bases in a game (14) and season (116), runs scored in a career (132) and career stolen bases (98). He hit .410 this spring while reaching base safely in all 37 games.
He becomes the second straight Panther to make an appearance in the game, as catcher Cam Ruziak '18 was selected last spring.
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 new season records in runs scored (290), home runs (28) and runs batted in (257).
Click here for the complete NEIBA Senior All-Star Game rosters.
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