Posted: May 22, 2015
BABSON PARK, Mass.--The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) has named senior Steve Buckley (Monroe, Conn./Masuk High School) of Western New England University to the third team. This is Buckley's second all-region honor this week, as he was selected to the Rawlings NCAA Division III third-team All-New England by the American Baseball Coaches' Association.
Buckley, a first baseman, had his best season in a Western New England uniform in 2015. He was named All-Commonwealth Coast Conference for the second time in his career, earning first-team accolades.
The criminal justice major led the Golden Bears with career bests of .357 batting average, .424 on-base percentage and four sacrifice flies. He also paced the team with 13 doubles, three home runs, 30 runs batted in, 68 total bases, 16 extra-base hits and .527 slugging. His CCC ranks included first in doubles, sacrifice flies, fourth in RBI, hits (46), total bases, slugging, fifth in batting, and ninth in homers.
Buckley ended his four-year collegiate career with 12 home runs, 41 doubles and 118 RBI, which lists tied for third, tied for sixth and 10th, respectively, on WNE's all-time charts.
A total of 49 players from 26 different schools were recognized on the first, second and third teams.