The NEIBA released its Division 1 All-New England teams and major award winners on Tuesday. Mason Feole received All-New England Rookie Pitcher of the Year and three other Huskies collected All-New England honors.
Feole secures his third Rookie Pitcher of the Year honor and was also placed on the All-New England Second Team
The left-hander compiled a team-leading seven victories in his freshman season to go along with a 3.38 ERA. He started 14 games and had 15 appearances, recording 75 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .254 in 82.2 innings.
UConn closer John Russell was the lone Husky selected to the All-New England First Team. Russell had a breakout year for the Huskies, breaking the single-season record for saves with 14. The Glastonbury native led the Huskies with holding hitters to a .196 batting average against. He appeared in 23 games, tossed 38 innings and struck out 66 batters. 13 times the reliever pitched more than an inning out of the pen for the Huskies.
Tim Cate and Wills Montgomerie received third team accolades.Cate completed his second year in Storrs with a 4-3 record and a 3.33 ERA, tops amongst the UConn starting rotation. He logged 12 starts, accumulating 75.2 innings and led the team with a 3.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Cate finished the season with 102 strikeouts, becoming the first UConn pitcher in program history to strike out 100 batters or more in multiple seasons. In his sophomore season, he collected his 200th career strikeout, the 11th pitcher to accomplish the feat.
Montgomerie led The American Conference with 116 strikeouts, ranking third all-time in single-season history for the Huskies. Montgomerie started 15 games, went 6-3 and registered a 3.73 ERA. The UConn junior right-hander set career-highs in strikeouts, starts and innings pitched (89.1). Montgomerie sits at 226 career strikeouts ranked tied for fourth with Tim Norton (’06).
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