May 22, 2012

Kyle Nisson and Zak Palmer Named To 2012 College Sports Madness All-Northeast Conference Teams

2012 CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-Northeast Conference Teams
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Quinnipiac sophomore third baseman Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) and senior catcher Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) were named to the 2012 College Sports Madness All-Northeast Conference teams. Palmer was selected as a First Team third baseman, while Nisson was named to the Second Team.

Palmer's selection comes after he was selected to the All-Northeast Conference First Team, announced by the conference office on May 16, 2012. Palmer was also named the Quinnipiac May Athlete of the Month and was a two-time NEC Player of the Week. For the year, 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.

 

Nisson was named to the second after he finished his senior year tied for the team lead in hits (54), while leading the team in doubles (8), runs scored (26), on-base percentage (.377). An All-NEC Second Team selection by the conference as a junior, Nisson batted .316 (54-171) while also driving in 17 runs. He also finished the year as the second hardest batter in NCAA Division I baseball to strike out. Behind the plate, Nisson was third among all NEC catchers as he threw out 12 runners for the year. Nisson also collected a team-high 18 multiple-hit games, including four with three or more and was one of two players in the NEC this season to put together a five-hit game. In that game, a 17-3 win against Mount St. Mary's that also stood as Head Coach Dan Gooley's 500th career victory, Nisson was 5-for-6 with a double, four RBI and five runs scored. Nisson was also named to College Sports Madness' Preseason All-NEC Team.