TRENTON, N.J. — Canisius College senior Sean Jamieson (Simcoe, Ontario) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Year at the postseason awards banquet on Wednesday night. Jamieson, along with senior first baseman Brian Burton (Kitchener, Ontario) were named to the All-MAAC First Team.
Jamieson, who was named a Capital One Academic All-American on Tuesday, is the third player in program history to win the MAAC Player of the Year award, joining Rick Foit (1994) and Kevin Mahoney (2009). Jamieson earned All-MAAC First-Team honors for the second consecutive season. He shared the Player of the Year award with Dan Paolini from Siena.
Jamieson led Canisius in a number of offensive categories - batting average, hits, runs scored, home runs, slugging percentage, stolen bases and on-base percentage. Jamieson ranks sixth in the MAAC in batting average (.358), second in slugging percentage (.658), first in runs scored (59), second in home runs (13) and steals (22), fourth in hits (67) and third in RBI (49). Jamieson broke his own program record with nine RBI in a game on March 22, and became the first Golden Griffin in 15 years to hit for the cycle. A two-time MAAC Player of the Week, Jamieson also earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors on March 28. Jamieson also has a .956 fielding percentage in 54 starts at shortstop.
Burton earns All-MAAC First-Team honors for the second consecutive season and also earned Second-Team honors as a freshman in 2008. The senior first baseman is hitting .324 with 39 runs scored, 16 doubles, five home runs, 47 RBI and a .416 on-base percentage in 53 starts this season. Burton is fourth in the MAAC in RBI and tied for fourth in the conference in doubles. He reached base in the first 35 games of the season and also had his fifth career two-homer game against Iona on March 27.
Seven Golden Griffins were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team - senior Nat Barone, Burton, redshirt senior Shane Davis, Jamieson, senior Josh Marshall, junior Drew Pettit and sophomore Frank Polino. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
The No. 4 seed Canisius College Golden Griffins open play in the MAAC Championship against No. 1 seed Manhattan on Thursday, with first pitch at Waterfront Park in Trenton, N.J. set for 3 p.m. Fans can listen free on GoGriffs.com or purchase a pay-per-view video broadcast through MAACSports.com.