NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Jake Pendergraft '12 has been named the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Player of the Year in selections announced Tuesday by the organization.
Pendergraft, a third team ABCA All-America, was one of five SU players to earn All-State honors.
Pendergraft, an outfielder who was named as an ABCA All-America, led the Hornets with a .423 batting average this past spring.
His 47 RBI was also tops on the squad and he finished second in both doubles and home runs.
In addition to his All-America honors, Pendergraft was named first team All-South Region and first team All-USA South.
Nelson was named to the first team at utility and Beall at designated hitter.
Both men previously earned All-USA South and All-South Region accolades.
Donofrio was an All-South selection in the outfield prior to earning VaSID honors while Riegler was named as the USA South Conference Rookie Pitcher of the Year.
Shenandoah opens its 2013 season, its first in the ODAC, in mid-February.
2012 VaSID College Division All-State Baseball Teams
C – Devon Snow, Bridgewater College
2B – Josh McMillian, Emory & Henry College
3B – Dan Savage, Lynchburg College
SS – Paul Jaglowski, Ferrum College
OF – Beau Banglesdorf, Eastern Mennonite University
OF – Kyle Newcomb, Averett University
OF – Jake Pendergraft, Shenandoah University
DH – Nick Beall, Shenandoah University
UTIL – Cory Nelson, Shenandoah University
SP – Kevin Chandler, Bridgewater College
SP – Robert Garrett, Lynchburg College
SP – Greg Goldsmith, Christopher Newport University
RP – Ryan Fleischmann, Christopher Newport University
RP – Brandon Miller, Lynchburg College
C – Ben Lenda, Christopher Newport University
1B – Jimmy Carter, Averett University
2B – Matt Shoemaker, Christopher Newport University
3B – Luke Saunders, Christopher Newport University
SS – Michael Kenah, Lynchburg College
OF – Joey Donofrio, Shenandoah University
OF – Connor Madden, Christopher Newport University
OF – Richard Palase, Lynchburg College
DH – Brock Shifflett, Lynchburg College
UTIL – Nicholas Christopher, Virginia State University
SP – Corey Armentrout, Bridgewater College
SP – Robert Gallet, Bridgewater College
SP – Zach Whitaker, Hampden-Sydney College
RP – Matt Riegler, Shenandoah University
RP – Matt Verdillo, Christopher Newport University
Player of the Year: Jake Pendergraft, Shenandoah University
Pitcher of the Year: Kevin Chandler, Bridgewater College
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Miller, Lynchburg College
Coach of the Year: John Harvell, Christopher Newport University