Nethaway Named America East Player of the Week

America East's Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Leading the University at Albany baseball team to a 3-0 series sweep over conference foe Stony Brook, junior Josh Nethaway has been named the America East Player of the Week, announced by the league office Monday.

Nethaway led UAlbany with a team-best .455 batting average and .727 slugging percentage, logging a home run, three RBI, and four runs scored. The Fonda, N.Y. native crossed the plate and lined at least one hit in each game, including a pair of multi-hit performances.

Facing a 4-0 deficit in game one, Nethaway capped the Danes’ sixth inning rally with a game-tying two-run home run with two outs. Nethaway recorded two hits in each of the final two games, including driving in the game-tying run in the series finale, as well as scoring what would become the game-winning run.

On the season, Nethaway boasts a .326 batting average in conference play and .299 average overall, piloting UAlbany with 18 runs batted in, seven doubles, and two home runs.

Nethaway has also started all 24 games in either right field or as the designated hitter, owning a perfect fielding percentage with 38 putouts and one assist.

The Player of the Week honor marks the second for UAlbany’s squad this season, and the first for Nethaway in his career.

Nethaway and the Great Danes have now won four straight games and look to keep the momentum going into Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader at Marist. UAlbany will then return to league play Saturday and Sunday at Binghamton.

2013 America East Baseball Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 18 – Player of the Week: Colin Gay (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
Feb. 25 – Player of the Week: Michael Fransoso (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Logan Fullmer (Maine)
March 4 – Player of the Week: Jake Thomas (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Jay Lynch (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Jake Cryts (Binghamton)
March 11 – Player of the Week: Jordon Smucker (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook ); Rookie of the Week: Austin Shives (Stony Brook)
March 18 – Player of the Week: Brandon Coluccio (UMBC); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Jake Marks (Maine)
March 25 – Player of the Week: Nolan Gaige (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Jack Parenty (Stony Brook)
April 1 – Player of the Week: Eric White (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Sean Newcomb (Hartford); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
April 8 – Player of the Week: Josh Nethaway (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence (Maine); Rookie of the Week: Chris DelDebbio (Hartford)