BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott senior shortstop/third baseman Mike Kochiss (Fairfield, Conn.) has been selected to play in the 43rd annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game at 12 PM on Friday, June 2 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Kochiss will represent the Gulls on the College All-Stars team, which is made up of the top NCAA Division II and III seniors in the New England region. The College All-Stars will play the University Division squad, which is made up of the region's top NCAA Division I student-athletes. That team will be announced next week following the completion of conference tournament play.
This past season, Kochiss produced a slash line of .399/.511/.615 (.avg/.obp/.slg) alongside 42 runs scored, 57 hits, 15 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 32 RBI, 88 total bases, 34 walks, and 13 stolen bases in 44 games played on the season. Kochiss led the CCC in runs, doubles, total bases, walks, batting average, and slugging percentage. He also finished second in home runs, and on-base percentage in the conference. Meanwhile, nationally, Kochiss is No. 23 in walks, No. 28 in on-base percentage, and No. 99 in batting average.
In addition to those numbers, Kochiss claimed CCC Player of the Year honors for the second straight season to become the first student-athlete in conference history to earn back-to-back CCC Player of the Year accolades since data on the award has been available (1995-2017).
YEAR IN REVIEW
Endicott posted a 25-19 record overall, an 11-5 conference mark, and advanced to the CCC Championship for the second year in a row. Since 2010, the Gulls also have registered 25 wins or more, a span of eight straight seasons.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)