Posted: May 30, 2013
Rubino, of Northford, Conn. (Hill Regional Career High School), is a three-time All-NEIBA choice after leading the Golden Bears with a career-high .413 batting average, to go along with team bests of 74 hits, 14 doubles, 47 runs batted in, 90 total bases, .484 on-base percentage and six sacrifice flies. He also is one of the nation's toughest-to-strikeout, fanning only five times in 179 at-bats. A four-year starter at the "hot corner" for the Golden Bears, he was also a durable player who missed only two of WNE's 198 games in his collegiate career. Rubino majored in criminal justice.
A speedy player who mostly patrolled center field, Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./John Jay) had a breakthrough season in which he had career bests of 187 at-bats, 72 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, 30 RBI, 89 total bases and team-high 34 stolen bases. He joined Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year Rubino on the all-conference first team after greatly improving his batting average (.317 to .385), slugging percentage (.376 to .476) and on-base efficiency (.414 to .451) from his sophomore season. A mechanical engineering major, Schult was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Baseball First Team earlier this month.