Nick Zegna from Shippensburg University was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Atlantic Region Baseball Second Team. Nick is a pitcher for the Raiders baseball team and is being honored regionally for his pitching mastery.
All About Zegna
Zegna set a school record this season with 102.1 innings pitched and ranked fourth in single-season school history with 103 strikeouts. He led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in innings pitched and was among the league’s Top 5 pitchers in both strikeouts and ERA (2.37).
A two-time PSAC Eastern Division Pitcher of the Week, Zegna threw six or more innings in 13 of his 15 starts including eight starts of seven or more innings. He allowed two earned runs or less in 10 of his 15 starts, including five starts without allowing a run. Zegna struck out six or more batters in 10-of-15 starts, including a career-high 13 strikeouts in the PSAC Tournament against Slippery Rock.
This marks Zegna’s second postseason award for 2022, accompanying an All-PSAC Eastern Division Second Team classification. Zegna is the first Raider baseball player to earn an All-Region classification since the 2018 season.
Baseball annually has three All-Region teams – this team selected by sports information directors that is sponsored by the D2CCA, a second team that is selected by coaches that is sponsored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and a third team selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). The ABCA and NCBWA awards are still to be announced.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II Atlantic Region schools and conferences selected the two all-region teams. The process concludes with All-American selections announced next month. The Atlantic Region consists of schools from the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the PSAC along with other independents.
The D2CCA Team
The D2CCA team is sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.