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Kriss and Spadafora named to All-Landmark baseball squad

(Posted May 11, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Senior outfielder Adam Spadafora (Asbury, N.J./Pennington School) and junior shortstop Andrew Kriss (Forest Hill, Md./John Carroll) were both named to the Second team All-Landmark Conference squad, when the league's list of post-season honors was unveiled on Monday.

Spadafora was second on the team in hitting with his .317 batting average, and was Juniata's leader in both hits (40) and runs (41). He ranked tenth in the Landmark in on base percentage with a .476 average, and was tied for fifth in the league in stolen bases with 19. This was Spadafora's second consecutive appearance on the All-Landmark team; he was a First team selection in 2008.

Kriss finished the 2009 campaign with a .267 average, and tallied 28 hits. A sure-handed infielder for the Eagles, he logged a .930 fielding percentage at shortstop committing just nine errors in 128 chances. Kriss is a repeat selection for Juniata on the All-Landmark Second team.

Juniata finished the season with a 14-23 record, 6-12 in the Landmark Conference.

The complete All-Landmark team is listed below:

First Team, Class, Hometown(High School)
C-Patrick Quintana, Catholic, Sr., Denver, Colo. (Littleton)
1B-Kevin O'Keefe, Moravian, Fr., Alexandria, Va. (Bishop Ireton)
2B-Joe Devine, Catholic, Sr., Medford Lakes, N.J. (Shawnee)
SS-L.J. Travaglia, Catholic, So., Randolph, N.J. (Randolph)
3B-Mike Goodman, Catholic, Sr., Brookville, Md. (Sherwood)
OF-Davey May, USMMA, Sr., Lutz, Fla. (Tampa Jesuit)
OF-Chris Stallone, Scranton, So., South Plainfield, N.J. (South Plainfield)
DH-Chris Psihoules, Scranton, Sr., Washington, Twp., N.J. (Westwood)
SP-Brendan Close, Moravian, Fr., Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom)
SP/OF-John Lunardi, Susquehanna, Sr., Exton, Pa. (Henderson)
RP-Jack Mahoney, Catholic, So., Washington Depot, Conn. (Canterbury Prep)

Second Team, Class, Hometown(High School)
C-Jeff Manahan, Scranton, So., Morris Plains, N.J. (Morristown)
1B-Chris Bligh, Scranton, Jr., Jersey City, N.J. (St. Peter's Preparatory)
2B-Justin Portzline, Susquehanna, So., Selinsgrove, Pa. (Selinsgrove Area)
SS-Andrew Kriss, Juniata, Jr., Forest Hill, Md. (John Caroll)
3B-Kurt Yannelli, Susquehanna, Sr., Phoenixville, Pa. (Bishop Shanahan)
OF-Joe Durso, Moravian, Sr., Middletown, N.J. (Christian Brothers Academy)
OF-Tyler Reichard, Susquehanna, Sr., Danville, Pa. (Danville)
OF-Adam Spadafora, Juniata, Sr., Asbury, N.J. (Pennington School)
DH-Michael Bybee, USMMA, Jr., Ouiedo, Fla. (Winter Springs)
SP-Tommy Fenyak, Moravian, Fr., Centreville, Va. (Westfield)
SP-Andrew Moldawer, Catholic, Jr., Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard)
RP-Jordan Thomas, Susquehanna, Fr., Westminster, Md. (Westminster)

Player of the Year: John Lunardi, Susquehanna
Pitcher of the Year: John Lunardi, Susquehanna
Rookie of the Year: Kevin O'Keefe, Moravian
Coaching Staff of the Year: USMMA (Head Coach Michael Notebaert)

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