Jake Noll Chosen as the National Freshman Player of the Year
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named FGCU second baseman Jake Noll as the 2014 Louisville Slugger National Freshman Player of the Year on Wednesday morning, adding to the already impressive list of accolades that the young star as collected this year. Noll is also a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American, Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, A-Sun First Team selection and A-Sun All-Freshman Team member.

"It is a tremendous honor for Jake to be named National Freshman Player of the Year," head coach Dave Tollett added. "He had an outstanding year for us and worked hard for all the recognition he is receiving now. I'm glad to see him recognized as the best freshman in the country."

Noll (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte HS) was brilliant during his freshman campaign serving as the catalyst at the top of the FGCU lineup. The Punta Gorda native became the first FGCU player in program history to earn Freshman of the Year honors from the A-Sun. He collected a program record 101 hits this season which ranks second in the nation behind the A-Sun Player of the Year, Max Pentecost while also stealing an A-Sun best and FGCU single-season record 25 bases. Noll broke the single-season hits record in the first inning of the A-Sun semifinal game against Lipscomb with his first and only triple of the season.

The Charlotte High School product built a team-best .367 batting average to go with 56 runs, 18 doubles and 29 RBI all while being the only Eagle to appear in all 61 games this season, which is also a single-season program record. The freshman also put together a 19-game hit streak which was the longest of any FGCU player in a season and since Josh Chester had a 24-game hit streak in 2009.

Noll burst onto the scene with six hits and three stolen bases in the season-opening series against Rhode Island. He then built a 12-game hit streak in the middle of the season that included six multi-hit performances and concluded the season with a team-best 30 multi-hit games, 10 three-hit games, a pair of four-hit games and was one of three Eagles to register a five-hit performance. Noll registered three stolen bases in a single game twice and swiped multiple bags in a game four times.

The Eagles closed the 2014 season with a Division-I program record 39 wins and a fourth A-Sun Regular Season Championship.

2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans

Freshman Player of the Year: 2B Jake Noll, FGCU
Freshman Pitcher of the Year:
RHP Zach Plesac, Ball State

Starting Pitchers
RHP Zach Plesac, Ball State
LHP Tyler Alexander, TCU
RHP Logan Shore, Florida
RHP Parker Bean, Liberty
RHP Phil Bickford, Cal. State Fullerton
RHP Chirs Mourelle, FIU
LHP Jared Poche, LSU
RHP Mike Shawaryn, Maryland
RHP Sam Odom, Sam Houston St.
RHP Wil Crowe, South Carolina
LHP Sam Long, Sacramento St.
LHP Dylan Dusek, Texas Tech
RHP Sam Tewes, Wichita State
RHP Adam Oller, Northwestern St.
RHP Dustin Hunt, Northeastern
LHP Tanner Tully, Ohio St.
RHP Gaby Rosa, Rutgers
RHP Cal Quantrill, Stanford
LHP Bryan Sammons, Western Carolina
RHP Brett Adcock, Michigan
RHP Andrew Lantrip, Houston
RHP Cas Silber, High Point
RHP Robert Tyler, Georgia
RHP Keegan Thompson, Auburn
LHP Matt Krook, Oregon
LHP Anthony Pacillo, Seton Hall

Relief Pitchers/Closers
Bryan Garcia, Miami (Fla.)
Ian Hamilton, Washington St.
Thomas Burrows, Alabama
Reagan Bazar, Louisiana-Lafayette
Devin Hemmerich, Norfolk St.
Cameron Stone, Stony Brook
Marc Skinner, Troy
Ryan Keaffaber, Indiana St.
Kyle Pauly, Southern Illinois

Zack Collins, Miami (Fla.),
Jarrett Rindfleisch, Ball St.
Tyler Lawrence, Murray St.
Sean Murphy, Wright St.
Aaron Barnett, Pepperdine

First Basemen
Ryan Cleveland, Georgia Southern
Alex Woinski, Lafayette
Dre Gleason, Austin Peay
A.J. Balta, Oregon

Second Basemen
Jake Noll, FGCU

Camden Duzenack, Dallas Baptist
Brandon Lowe, Maryland
Will Savage, Columbia
Stephen Kerr, Florida Atlantic
Steve Sada, Miami (Ohio)
Todd Czinege, Villanova

Third Basemen
Robbie Knightes, St. John’s
Andrew Knizner, N.C. State
Spencer Gaa, Bradley
Garrett Chapman, Georgia Southern
Will Craig, Wake Forest

Garrett Hampson, Long Beach St.
David Fletcher, Loyola Marymount
Logan Gray, Austin Peay
Adam Walton, Illinois
Samuel Capielano, New Orleans
Zack Short, Sacred Heart
Daniel Pinero, Virginia

Austin Miller, Loyola Marymount
Heath Quinn, Samford
Nick Banks, Texas A&M
Cayce Bredlau, Austin Peay
Ridge Smith, Austin Peay
Tyler Jones, Air Force
Matt Albanese, Bryant
Alex Call, Ball St.
David Martinelli, Dallas Baptist
Ian Strom, UMass-Lowell
Hezekiah Randolph, New Orleans
Casey Golden, N.C. Wilmington
Trent Brooks, Nevada
Carlos Ortiz, N.C. Central
Nick Walker, Old Dominion
Ronnie Dawson, Ohio St.
Cody Den Beste, Prairie View A&M
Mike Carter, Rutgers
Michael Donadio, St. John’s
Dan Swain, Siena
Keith Klebart, Sacred Heart
T.J. Dixon, Samford
Stephen Smith, Texas Tech

Multiple Position Athletes
Alex Robles, Austin Peay
Sheldon Neuse, Oklahoma
Bobby Dalbec, Arizona

Designated Hitters
Carmen Benedetti, Michigan
Jeremy Martinez, USC
Nick Senzel, Tennessee
Ben Upton, Tennessee-Martin
Matt Simmons, Gardner-Webb