Former Messalonskee HS standout Jake Dexter has been named the Little East Conference Baseball Player of the Year. Dexter plays second base and is the closer for the University of Southern Maine Huskies.

The (27-13) Huskies play their opening round NCAA Division III Regional playoff game in New York today at 4:30pm vs Amherst.

The junior Dexter hit .387 with three HRs and 28 RBI as a hitter. He pitched in 20 games for USM getting four wins and 11 saves. His ERA was 1.67.

USM's Sam Troiano is the LEC Rookie of the Year.

2018 LEC Baseball All-Conference Team
    
 NameClassInstitution
Player of the YearJake DexterJr.Southern Maine
Pitcher of the YearMatt CroninJr.UMass Dartmouth
Rookie of the YearSam TroianoFr.Southern Maine
Coach of the YearBrendan EygabroatUMass Boston
First Team All-Conference
PositionNameClassInstitution
First BaseChris FowlerSr.UMass Boston
Second BaseJake DexterJr.Southern Maine
ShortstopCharlie HuegiJr.UMass Boston
Third BaseAlex ParkosJr.Eastern Connecticut
CatcherZach SagarSr.Western Connecticut
Designated HitterFrank PettinatoSr.Rhode Island College
OutfieldDylan HapworthSo.Southern Maine
OutfieldDevin WarrenJr.Southern Maine
OutfieldBrad DouglasSr.Rhode Island College
PitcherMatt CroninJr.UMass Dartmouth
PitcherJT MorinSo.UMass Boston
Relief PitcherJake DexterJr.Southern Maine
Second Team All-Conference
PositionNameClassInstitution
First BaseTyler WalshJr.Rhode Island College
Second BaseDave MurphySr.UMass Boston
ShortstopDale KellerJr.Eastern Connecticut
Third BaseEddie RileyJr.UMass Boston
CatcherRyan McCormickSo.UMass Boston
CatcherCam RuziakSr.Plymouth State
Designated PlayerKyle BoudriasJr.UMass Boston
OutfieldNate TellierSo.UMass Dartmouth
OutfieldKyle MacLeanJr.Western Connecticut
OutfieldJosh GouletJr.Plymouth State
PitcherJordan MuchinJr.Eastern Connecticut
PitcherGage FeeneySo.Southern Maine
Relief PitcherBobby TramondozziJr.UMass Boston