Lackawanna College and its Baseball program is honored to announce that the National Junior College Athletic Association has named Shane Rivenburgh as a 2016 NJCAA Division II Baseball All American. Rivenburgh was named to the Third Team as an infielder. He was one of three Region XIX players who were so honored.
Rivenburgh, the Region's Player of the Year and Lackawanna's first baseman, was the Falcons top offensive performer prior to his untimely death on April 14th 2016. At that time Rivenburgh's batting average was .400 with 5 doubles and 4 home runs. In 23 games he had 30 hits in 75 at bats. He scored 19 runs and drove in 24 more runs. He reached base often recording a .477 on base percentage and had a slugging percentage of .627.
On learning of his selection as an All American, Lackawanna's head baseball coach, Bruce Thompson said, "He was very excited to hear that the NJCAA named Shane as a Third Team All- American. He deserved the honors that were bestowed on him, he was having an outstanding year; leading the team in batting average, RBI's and home runs before his untimely death. I want the Rivenburgh family to know that we at Lackawanna are very proud of Shane's accomplishments and that he will forever be part of our Falcon baseball family. He will always be remember as great baseball player and an even better person and teammate."
Rivenburgh was a graduate of Lakeland High School and resided in Mayfield, Pennsylvania.