Haley Named To NCCSIA All-State Squad
HICKORY – Senior outfielder Josh Haley added another award to his shed full of hardware on Thursday afternoon as the Jackson Springs native was one of a dozen players named to the 2012 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State College Division Baseball Team.
Haley nabbed the honor for the second-straight year and gave UNCP a representative on the squad for the fifth-straight season. Nominees for the team are submitted by and voted upon by North Carolina sports information professionals.
Haley started all 49 games and led the Braves with a .391 (77-for-197) batting average to go along with 19 extra-base hits (3 HR), 16 RBI and a team-best 61 runs scored. A force on the base paths, the senior ranked second in the PBC with 34 stolen bases (39 attempts) and also booked a .523 slugging percentage and a .474 on-base percentage. Defensively, he was solid from his starting centerfield position as well where he turned in a .985 fielding percentage. He has collected a slew of awards this offseason including Capital One Academic All-America, as well as all-region laurels from Daktronics, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). He was also a first team all-Peach Belt Conference selection as well.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
2012 NCCSIA All-State Baseball College Division Team
SP – Matt Dillon, Mount Olive, Junior, Trinity, N.C.
SP – Chris Perry, Methodist, Junior, Cary, N.C.
RP – Emilio Pagan, Belmont Abbey, Junior, Simpsonville, S.C.
DH – Garrett Furr, Catawba, Junior, Gold Hill, N.C.
C – Geno Escalante, Mount Olive, Junior, Fairfield, Calif.
INF – Jermaine Berry, Mount Olive, Junior, Suffolk, Va.
INF – Aaron Jones, Winston-Salem State, Junior, Kernersville, N.C.
INF – Mike Mercurio, Mount Olive, Junior, Brewster, N.Y.
INF – Jacob Rogers, Mount Olive, Senior, Clearwater, Fla. @
OF – Casey Allison, Wingate, Senior, Horse Shoe, N.C.
OF – Antonio Callaway, Mount Olive, Senior Lawrenceville, Ga.
OF – Josh Haley, UNC Pembroke, Senior, Jackson Springs, N.C. @
@ = 2011 All-State Selection