For a record 10th time in the 23 years of Little East Conference baseball, University of Southern Maine coach Ed Flaherty has been name Coach of the Year.

Flaherty and his Huskies won the LEC regular season title with a 14-2 record (34-7 overall). His 1,038 career wins is fifth in the nation among D-III active coaches.

USM's junior pitcher Ben Lambert is the LEC Pitcher of the Year. He is 9-0 with a 1.14 ERA. Hitters are batting just .182 against Lambert.

First Team All-Conference

Position Name Class Institution
First Base Davis Mikell Jr. Castleton
Second Base Jake Dexter Sr. Southern Maine
Shortstop Andrew Olszak Jr. Southern Maine
Third Base Mike Knell Jr. UMass Dartmouth
Catcher Erik Merrill Jr. Western Connecticut
Designated Hitter Kyle Boudrias Sr. UMass Boston
Outfield Josh Goulet Sr. Plymouth State
Outfield Nick Herzog Sr. UMass Boston
Outfield Zach Quintal Sr. Southern Maine
Pitcher Ben Lambert Jr. Southern Maine
Pitcher Mike Webb Jr. Rhode Island College
Relief Pitcher Bobby Tramondozzi Sr. UMass Boston


Second Team All-Conference

Position Name Class Institution
First Base Tyler Walsh Sr. Rhode Island College
Second Base Nate Vigeant Jr. Rhode Island College
Shortstop Charlie Huegi Sr. UMass Boston
Third Base Andrew Hillier Jr. Southern Maine
Catcher Matt Malcom Fr. Eastern Connecticut
Designated Player Dylan Hapworth Jr. Southern Maine
Outfield Sam Troiano So. Southern Maine
Outfield Nate Tellier Jr. UMass Dartmouth
Outfield Luke Broadhurst So. Eastern Connecticut
Pitcher Tyler Arruda So. UMass Boston
Pitcher Matt Cronin Sr. UMass Dartmouth
Relief Pitcher Jake Dexter Sr. Southern Maine

NOTE: USM hosts a four-team NCAA Regional beginning Friday with a game vs New England College The regional winner moves on to a best-of-three Super Regional next weekend.