​Senior named national player of the year

One of the most feared hitters in Grand Valley State University baseball history added two more “firsts” to his long list of career accomplishments.

First baseman Giancarlo Brugnoni became the first-ever GVSU player to be named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year by Daktronics on May 23 after one of the best offensive seasons in program history.

His 17 home runs and 70 RBIs are the second-most in GVSU single-season history. He led the GLIAC in both statistical categories, as well as total bases, walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

He was the first-ever Daktronics First Team All-America player from GVSU (along with junior outfielder Jamie Potts), and earned a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings All-American First Team.

He is also a finalist for the Tino Martinez Award (best NCAA Division II player).