BOSTON - University at Albany freshman Ryan Hernandez has been named America East Rookie of the Week the conference offices announced Tuesday. He is the first UAlbany player to earn a weekly award this season, and is joined by Player Jonathan Bennett and Pitcher Justin Courtney from Maine.
Hernandez, a first baseman from Boston, hit .363 and scored five runs in UAlbany’s three-game series at Towson last week. UAlbany took two of three from the Tigers before just missing out on the sweep in the bottom of the ninth inning in the third and final game of the series.
Hernandez has so far started all six games for UAlbany this season and is batting .286 with three doubles, a .400 OB% and .429 SLG%. Last season, Marc Wangenstein and Nick Kondo earned Rookie of the Week recognition during their freshmen campaigns.
The Great Danes next play a three-day, four-game series on the West Coast at Seattle University starting Friday, March 9.