Roeder Earns Academic Honor
May 24, 2011
Middlebury College baseball player Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) has been named District I Academic second-team All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). Roeder is an economics major at Middlebury, currently boasting a GPA of 3.42.
Roeder also earned first-team All-NESCAC honors as the Panthers’ starting catcher. He started all 31 games this season, 30 of them behind the plate. He led the NESCAC in hitting with a .431 average, more than 20 points more than anyone else in the league. Roeder led the team and was second in the league in on-base percentage (.492) and slugging percentage (.596) this spring, pacing the Panthers with 30 RBI. He finished the year with seven doubles and a team-high three homers, scoring 22 runs. Roeder hit in 29 of 31 games this season, with hitting streaks of 8, 13 and 8 games.
On April 25th, Roeder was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after extending his hitting streak to 12 games during a 4-0 week for the Panthers. He hit an impressive .714 (10-for-14) at the plate with an on-base percentage of .722.