Thursday afternoon the National Junior College Athletic Association named Lackawanna College outfielder, Connor Perry, as its Division II National Player of the Week for week 4 of the 2017 baseball season.
Perry earned this honor by leading the Falcons to multiple doubleheader sweeps over Rockingham Community College (6-2, 5-2) and Surry Community College (2-1, 13-2). Serving as the Falcons' leadoff hitter, he had 10 hits, 4 of which were doubles, in 14 at bats for a .714 batting average. Perry also reached base on 2 walks, stole 3 bases, scored 4 times and drove in 4 runs.
On learning of Perry's selection, Lackawanna's Head Baseball Coach, Bruce Thompson said, "Connor has worked extremely hard during our practices leading up to those opening games. I'm glad to see that he got off to an outstanding start but I am not surprised. He has a great approach at the plate and has been successful in hitting to all fields. Hopefully he can continue to have those quality at bats and be a spark at the top of our lineup".
Perry is the third Lackawanna College student athlete to be recognized as Player of the Week by the NJCAA for performances in their respective sports. Earlier this year David Pindell garnered that recognition for his play during Week 12 of the football season and Alexandra Jackson was named Player of the Week in Women's Basketball for her performance during week 14 of the basketball season.
Perry is a sophomore from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and graduate of Norwin High School. He will be continuing his academic and athletic career at University of Pittsburgh after his graduation from Lackawanna this May.