Waterville, ME - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon baseball player Caleb Laroche (Franklin, VT) has been named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 28th, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Laroche is the third Hornet to be named Player of the Week this season, following Zak Johnson (East Hampton, CT), and Tucker Root (Middlefield, CT), who earned the award for the weeks ending April 7th and April 14th respectively.
Laroche, a sophomore outfielder, batted .368 and drove in 12 runs in leading the Hornets to a 9-2 week last week. He had three doubles in that stretch, and reached base safely at least once in every game. He also scored ten runs and recorded 11 putouts and an assist in left field without committing an error. On the season, Laroche is batting .333, third in the NAC. His .401 on base percentage ranks fifth in the conference and his .405 slugging percentage ranks ninth. Defensively, he is tied for the conference lead in fielding percentage with a perfect 1.000 on 51 total chances without committing an error.
For complete information on this week's NAC baseball award winners, click HERE.
Laroche and the Hornets close out the regular season with a non-conference game at Plymouth State University this afternoon at 3:30 pm. The Hornets, who have clinched second place in the NAC regular season standings, will then compete in the NAC Championship Tournament this weekend. Game times and matchups will be announced later this week.