Khalil Greene Named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball
CLEMSON, SC - Khalil Greene has been named the 2002 National of Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Friday. He joins Kris Benson (1996) as the only Tigers so honored by the newspaper and he joins teammates Jeff Baker, Michael Johnson and Steve Reba as 2002 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-Americans.
Greene, who was named ACC Player of the Year by the league's coaches on Monday, was also named the ACC Player of the Year and the first team Louisville Slugger All-American shortstop by Collegiate Baseball. The Key West, FL, native is currently batting .475 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs with a 27-game hitting streak heading into the NCAA Tournament. He is second in NCAA history with 384 career hits and is Clemson's career record holder in hits, RBIs and games played.
Baker, who garnered first team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball last season, was named a third-team third baseman. The junior from Woodbridge, VA is batting .338 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs and was named to the All-ACC second team.
Johnson, a junior from Georgetown, SC, was named a third team first baseman. The first-team All-ACC selection is batting .387 with 20 home runs and 16 RBIs.
Reba earned third team honors for the second year in a row. The senior righthander from Fort Wayne, IN, leads the Tigers with 12 wins against two losses with a 3.83 ERA. Reba was also named to the All-ACC first team on Monday.
LHP - Justin Simmons, Texas
RHP - Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford
RHP - Bryan Bullington, Ball St.
RHP - John Tetuan, Wichita St.
RHP - Brad Sullivan, Houston
RHP - Tim Stauffer, Richmond
Relief - Dave Bush, Wake Forest
C - Jed Morris, Nebraska
1B - Nate Gold, Gonzaga
2B - Rickie Weeks, Southern
SS - Khalil Greene, Clemson
3B - Ryan Barthelemy, Florida St.
OF - Steve Stanley, Notre Dame
OF - Joey Gomes, Santa Clara
OF - Bob Malek, Michigan St.
DH - Gabe Veloz, New Mexico St.
UT - Chris Maples, North Carolina
RHP - Ryan Bicondoa, Western Kentucky
LHP - Abe Alvarez, Long Beach St.
LHP - Ricky Barrett, San Diego
LHP - Matt Lynch, Florida St.
RHP - Kyle Sleeth, Wake Forest
RHP - Philip Humber, Rice
Relief - Blake Taylor, South Carolina
C - Chris Westervelt, Stetson
C - Alberto Concepcion, Southern California
1B - Brad Eldred, Florida International
1B - Yaron Peters, South Carolina
2B - James Jurries, Tulane
3B - Lee Curtis, College of Charleston
SS - Drew Meyer, South Carolina
OF - Mike Arbinger, Ohio
OF - Anthony Bocchino, Marist
OF - Ryan McGraw, Coastal Carolina
UT - Ben Fritz, Fresno St.
LHP - Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech.
RHP - Lance Cormier, Alabama
LHP - Andy Dickinson, Illinois
RHP - Alex Hart, Florida
LHP - Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St.
RHP - Steven Herce, Rice
RHP - Matt Durkin, San Jose St.
RHP - Scooter Michael, N.C. Greensboro
RHP - Steve Reba, Clemson
Relief - Huston Street, Texas
Relief - Royce Ring, San Diego St.
Relief - Randy Corn, The Citadel
C - Tony Richie, Florida St.
C - David Castillo, Oral Roberts
1B - Vincent Sinisi, Rice
1B - Kelly Hunt, Bowling Green
1B - Michael Johnson, Clemson
1B - Justin Owens, Coastal Carolina
1B - Dave Jensen, Brigham Young
1B - Eddie Kim, James Madison
2B - Brian Burgamy, Wichita St.
2B - Tim Moss, Texas
2B - Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech.
2B - Luke Appert, Minnesota
3B - Antoin Gray, Southern
3B - Pat Osborn, Florida
3B - Mark Schramek, Texas-San Antonio
3B - Jeff Baker, Clemson
SS - Wes Timmons, Bethune-Cookman
SS - Matt Craig, Richmond
SS - Jared Boyd, Maryland-Baltimore County
OF - Curtis Granderson, Illinois-Chicago
OF - Adam Greenberg, North Carolina
OF - Brian Wright, North Carolina St.
OF - Sam Fuld, Stanford