Bonicki Named to Preseason All-America Team

Bonicki Named to Preseason All-America Team

Worcester, Mass.-- Clark University senior Kyle Bonicki (Waterbury, Conn.) was named to the 2018 All-America second team. The preseason All-America team is chosen from previous years' All-American and All-Region nominations.

After another record-breaking season in 2017, the star infielder was named the New England Player of the Year by Bonicki was also named American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings First-Team All-Region as well as First-Team All-Conference for the second season in a row in 2017.

Bonicki had a standout season in 2017, helping the Cougars to their first postseason appearance since 2010 and setting a school record for wins in a season (26). He earned national recognition ( Team of the Week) and regional honors (NEWMAC Player of the Week) during the season and at one point late in the year was leading the nation in doubles (20).

Bonicki finished last season in the top ten in the NEWMAC in several statistical categories, including batting .391 (4th), scoring 50 runs (3rd), collecting 61 hits (3rd), smacking 20 doubles (1st), legging out seven triples (1st), swiping 12 bases (5th), posting an on-base percentage of .462 (5th) and a slugging percentage of .686 (3rd). He had at least one hit in 33 of the 39 games this season, recorded 20 multi-hit games and had four separate hitting streaks of seven games or more.

In addition to those incredible numbers, Bonicki set single season school records in doubles (20), runs scored (50), at-bats (156) and total bases (107) in 2017. Overall, he holds school records for batting average (.402), hits (165), doubles (34), and on-base percentage (.482).

Bonicki starts his 2018 campaign off strong with preseason All-America Team recognition. For the full list of 2-18 All-America Team recipients click here



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