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PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 – Colin Feikles, a second baseman and junior at La Roche College, is the first player in the history of La Roche Baseball named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Team.

Mr. Feikles received various honors for his performance during the 2014 season, being named the AMCC Conference’s Player of the Year and the school’s first-ever NCAA Div. III National Player of the Week. Mr. Feikles also was selected as the ECAC Player of the Week, AMCC Player of the Week, and was named to’s Team of the Week. He led the AMCC Conference in batting average, hits, RBI, runs, doubles, total bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

“Colin is the most dedicated athlete we have at La Roche. His commitment in the weight room and during the off season is why this prestigious award is going to him,” Head Coach Chase Rowe said.

After Coach Rowe became the head coach of La Roche Baseball in 2006, he has aimed to graduate every athlete in the program and win a national championship. “We have been very successful in the classroom and in the La Roche community with our players being involved in residence life and many other activities,” he said. “We are still growing and developing the program to eventually compete for a national championship, which is a realistic goal for this program now.”

La Roche baseball (31-15) ended its most successful season to date after competing for an NCAA Regional title. The Redhawks won their second AMCC championship in the past three seasons and consistently received top 25 votes in both D3Baseball’s and NCBWA’s national polls. Despite a loss to UAA Champion Case Western Reserve (32-11) that eliminated them from the NCAA Tournament, the team enjoyed a tremendous year, setting records in wins (31) and wins against 25 opponents (4). The team also broke numerous statistical records and led the nation in slugging percentage and triples, while ranking in the top 10 in six other categories.

Mr. Feikles, of Edinboro, Pa., is a graduate of General McLane High School and a junior health science major at La Roche.

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About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.



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