Norris Named 2018 ICAA Player of the Year; Cole, Abreu Named to All-ICAA Team


HANCOCK, MI – Winston-Salem State junior centerfielder Randy Norris was rewarded for a fantastic season when he was named the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Player of the Year. He was one of three WSSU players named to the All-ICAA team after another successful season.

The ICAA is comprised of NCAA Division II teams that are not in a conference. Also considered for the ICAA awards were players from Bluefield State, Chowan, Lincoln (Pa.), Oakland City, Saint Augustine's, Salem (W.Va.), and Virginia State.

Norris took the honor after finishing the season with a .437 batting average, the sixth best in the nation. He also had five doubles, five triples, and four home runs with 53 runs, 28 RBI, and 34 stolen bases.

Joining Norris on the Al-ICAA team are senior third base Emilio Abreu and sophomore catcher Cole Parks. Abreu finished the season with a .402 batting average and 41 RBI. He also tied for the team lead with 10 home runs with 10 doubles and a triple. He recorded 33 runs on 47 hits.  Parks finished the season with a .325 batting average along with five home runs and 32 RBI. He also added 23 runs scored.

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