May 15, 2014

Moquete Named NEIBA Third Team Selection

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior outfielder Jamill Moquete (Boston, Mass.), earned his second NEIBA All-Region honor of his career, as the 2014 Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year was named a Third Team honoree.

In his first season with the Beacons (2012), Moquete was named a third team selection as an infielder.  He also become just the second player in program history to be named a two-time NEIBA All-Region honoree.  All-American Ryan Walsh '11 is the lone player to earn three All-Region selections.

In 2014, Moquete became the program leader in career triples with 11, while his 41 walks this season, not only led the country at the end of the 2014 regular season, but established a new single season record as well.

The lone Beacon to earn First Team All-Conference honors, Moquete ended his senior campaign with a .333 average, .563 slugging percentage, and .497 on-base percentage.  In 135 at-bats, the Boston native finished the year with 45 hits, which included seven doubles, six triples, and four home runs.  He also combined for 29 RBI, and finished with a team-best 38 runs scored.  His 19 stolen bases would once again lead the Beacons, as he finished his career with 67 which is third most all-time at UMass Boston. 

Perhaps one of the toughest hitters in all of Division III baseball, Moquete reached base at-least once in 40 of the 41 games played.  He went on to record at-least one hit in 28 games, and had a total of 14 multi-hit games.  Moquete would have his best game of the season in the 16-13 win over Westfield State University, when he went 3-for-6 with a double, two triples, five RBI, and two runs scored.  His two triples in that game tied the single-game program record. 

Moquete ended his career at UMass Boston as a two-time All-Conference selection, the 2014 LEC Co-Player of the Year, and now a two-time All-NEIBA honoree.  Named one of the top prospects in Division III baseball at the start of the season, Moquete will be listening closely to the upcoming 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft which is scheduled to begin on June 5.