Posted on Jun 5, 2001

Senior Jay Warzala
“Player of the Year”

Senior outfielder Jay Warzala (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) who began his career at Union as a pitcher, was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Upstate New York co-“Player of the Year” by a vote of the region's head coaches. Warzala, who earlier this year was selected as the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association's “Player of the Year” shared the ECAC award with Ithaca senior catcher Scott Allen.

Warzala, who as a freshman pitcher came to the plate just once, finished with a .388 lifetime batting average (93 of 240) with 62 RBIs and 52 runs scored. He hit a league-best .448 this season and also led the UCAA with his 33 RBIs.

Senior shortstop Bryan Slekes was named to the ECAC Upstate second team.

The softball team, meanwhile, had senior third baseman Julie Cardettino, junior first sacker Meredith Chace and junior pitcher Sara Johnston all voted to the honorable mention squad.

Junior goalie Pat Forrest represented Union's lacrosse team as he was voted to the ECAC Upstate New York second team while freshman goalie Elizabeth Soto was the lone Dutchwoman to be selected as she was named to the honorable mention team.