May 16, 2012

Zak Palmer and Vincent Guglietti Earn All-Northeast Conference Honors

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac baseball sophomore Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) and freshman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) earned All-Northeast Conference honors as announced by the conference office on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Palmer was named as an All-NEC First Team selection at third base while Guglietti earned Second Team honors as a designated hitter.

The honors give Quinnipiac its 29th and 30th All-NEC honors since joining the league in 1998. Palmer is the first player since John Delaney in 2008 to be named to the NEC First Team while Guglietti is the first freshman in program history to earn NEC honors. He's also Quinnipiac's second All-NEC designated hitter all-time, joining Brien Magee in 2005.

Palmer's latest honor comes on the heels of him being selected as Quinnipiac's May Athlete of the Month following his second NEC Player of the Week selection on May 8. Palmer was also honored with the league's weekly honor on April 11. Palmer tied for the team lead in hits (54), RBI (22) while leading the team in average (.342), on-base percentage (.416) and slugging percentage (.399). In NEC play, Palmer led the Bobcats in average (.417), hits (45), runs scored (21), RBI (20), on-base percentage (.469) and slugging percentage (.472). Palmer, with the team's second-best 14 multiple-hit games, was the only player in the line-up to collect hold three-game and four-game multiple-hit streaks. He completed his second year at Quinnipiac with a nine-game hitting streak.

Guglietti turned in a solid all-around freshman campaign, batting .276 (43-156) with a team-high 22 RBI and 21 runs scored. Guglietti also hit .310 (35-113) in NEC play, with a .378 on-base percentage, .363 slugging percentage, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored. Guglietti was also honored as the NEC Co-Rookie of the Week on May 1, 2012 following a four-game weekend series that saw the first-year DH hit .562 (9-16), including an 8-for-14 (.571) clip against Sacred Heart in a four-game set. 

All-Time All-Northeast Conference Honors

2012 Zak Palmer First Team 3B

Vincent Guglietti Second Team DH
2011 Kyle Nisson Second Team C
2010 Joe Poletsky Second Team 3B
2009 Chris Gloor Second Team P
2008 John Delaney First Team 3B
2007 Tim Binkoski First Team, Player of the Year OF
  Randy Gress First Team 2B
  John Delaney First Team 3B
  Wilson Matos Second Team SS
  Ryan Rizzo Second Team OF
2006 John Delaney First Team 3B
  Tim Binkoski First Team OF
  Ryan Rizzo First Team OF
  Randy Gress Second Team 2B
  Ricky Coppola Second Team OF
2005 Bryan Sabatella First Team, Player of the Year 1B
  Tim Binkoski First Team OF
  Brien Magee Second Team DH
  Chris Wakefield Second Team P
2004 Bryan Sabatella First Team 3B
  Albert Marano First Team OF
  Pat Egan First Team, Pitcher of the Year P
2003 Travis LaPointe Second Team SS
  Buddy Bengel Second Team P
2002 Charles D'Elia First Team 2B
2000 Joe Zangari First Team 3B
  Nate Noyes First Team, Player of the Year OF
  Charles D'Elia Second Team 2B
  Toby Peterson Second Team OF