Canisius College senior Sean Jamieson (Simcoe, Ontario) was named to the ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team on Thursday. It is the eighth time in the last four seasons that a Golden Griffin has been honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Jamieson, a 17th-round draft choice of the Oakland Athletics on June 8, has earned a number of awards following the 2011 season. The Simcoe, Ontario native is one of 10 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to the best shortstop in the country. Jamieson became the third Golden Griffin in program history to be named MAAC Player of the Year, as he shared the award with Dan Paolini of Siena. He also was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team.
The two-time All-MAAC First-Team selection started 57 games at shortstop this season, leading Canisius in batting average (.350), runs scored (60), home runs (13), RBI (51), walks (34) and stolen bases (22). Jamieson ranked in the top five in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in eight offensive categories.
Jamieson was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on March 28. He was a two-time MAAC Player of the Week. Jamieson hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning against Buffalo on March 30. On March 22, he became the first Golden Griffin to hit for the cycle in 15 years and also set a program record with nine RBI in that game.
Jamieson gives Canisius eight ABCA honorees in the last four years. Steve McQuail and Ian Choy were honored in 2010, Kevin Mahoney and Kevin Mailloux received the award in 2009 and 2008 and Shane Davis was honored in 2008.