Jan. 21, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut baseball senior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-America First Team for the second straight season. Mazzilli was previously named to the All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball News.
Mazzilli was also honored as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and a member of the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team. Last season, he was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and ABCA Northeast Regional Second Team. In the June 2012 MLB Draft, Mazzilli was taken 280th overall by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round.
As a junior, Mazzilli led UConn in almost every major offensive category; including batting average (.339), doubles (19), home runs (9), runs (43) and RBI (38).
Mazzilli is the only player from the BIG EAST to be honored by Perfect Game USA.