AMHERST, Mass. – Senior captain Yanni Thanopoulos of the Amherst College baseball team continues to rake in postseason accolades after a stellar spring season, garnering D3baseball.com Third Team All-New England Region, New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Second Team All-New England Region and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Second Team New England All-Region honors, as recently announced by the organizations.
One of just three Mammoth student-athletes to appear in all 36 games for Amherst, Thanopoulos adds an impressive array of All-Region accolades to his resume after capturing First Team All-NESCAC recognition. A native of Highland, Calif., Thanopoulos enjoyed the best season of his career at the plate to conclude the season ranking inside the top-5 in the conference in nearly every offensive statistical category.
A pillar of the Amherst offense, the centerfielder posted NESCAC high numbers in hits (60), doubles (14) and batting average (.417), in addition to recording 41 RBI to rank second in the NESCAC and a .465 OBP and .535 slugging percentage to finish fifth in the league in both categories. Effective in all aspects of the game, Thanopoulos also posted solid numbers in the field, logging a .987 fielding percentage with 78 putouts at center while stealing four bases for the Mammoths.
Thanopoulos ends his illustrious career for Amherst baseball as the program's all-time career leader in hits with 190 – surpassing Taiki Kasuga '14 who tallied 187 total hits during his four-year stint with the program.