Party of Jays Honored by BIG EAST

Reagan Fowler and Coach Ed Servais were among the Bluejays to earn awards.

Monday morning, the BIG EAST Conference announced the postseason award winners which included several Creighton Bluejays. In all, the Jays took home Coach of the Year, co-Player of the Year and had five players on the all-conference teams.

Reagan Fowler, who split Player of the Year honors with Seton Hall shortstop D.J. Ruhlman, had a fantastic sophomore year full of big hits but none more timely than his game-tying knock against Xavier on Saturday. Fowler hit .358 on the year and .420 in conference play and earned Player of the Week twice during the season.

On the year, he had 62 hits, 15 doubles and drove in 25 runs. The sophomore also had five game-winning RBI and led the Jays with nine stolen bases.

Head coach Ed Servais led his team to the first BIG EAST title in school history this weekend with a 14-4 league record in CU's first season. Servais previously won Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year three times (2004, '05, '11) in addition to twice in the Minnesota Intercollegeiate Conference (1990, '93), while at Saint Mary's.

Four Bluejays made All-BIG EAST first team, Fowler at first, junior Jake Peter second, senior Mike Gerber outfield and sophomore Matt Warren pitcher. Senior closer Bryan Sova was the lone Jay on the second team.

Player of the Year
Reagan Fowler, Creighton, So., 1B; D.J. Ruhlman, Seton Hall, Jr., SS
Pitcher of the Year
Josh Prevost, Seton Hall, Sr., RHP
Rookie of the Year
Michael Donadio, St. John's, Fr., OF
Coach of the Year
Ed Servais, Creighton
All-BIG EAST First Team
Daniel Rizzie, Xavier, So., C
Reagan Fowler, Creighton, So., 1B
Jake Peter, Creighton, Jr., 2B
D.J. Ruhlman, Seton Hall, Jr., SS
Kyle Grimm, Seton Hall, Jr., 3B
Nick Collins, Georgetown, So., DH
Mike Gerber, Creighton, Sr., OF #
Michael Donadio, St. John's, Fr., OF
Derek Jenkins, Seton Hall, So., OF
Matt Warren, Creighton, So., SP
James Lomangino, St. John's, R-Sr., SP
Josh Prevost, Seton Hall, Sr., SP #
Vinny Nittoli, Xavier, R-Sr., SP
Joe Kuzia, St. John's, Jr., RP
# - Unanimous first-team selection
All-BIG EAST Second Team
Nick Collins, Georgetown, So., C*
Dillon Hamlin, Seton Hall, Sr., C*
Sal Annunziata, Seton Hall, Jr., 1B
Todd Czinege, Villanova, Fr., 2B
Bret Dennis, St. John's, Jr., SS
Robbie Knightes, St. John's, Fr., 3B
Derek Hasenbeck, Xavier, Jr., DH
Zach Lauricella, St. John's, Jr., OF
Alex Caruso, St. John's, So., OF
Brian Bruening, Xavier, R-Jr., OF
Gunner Johnson, Butler, Sr., SP
Ryan McCormick, St. John's, So., SP
Luke Cahill, Seton Hall, So., SP

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