(New Orleans, La.) Nine Loyola University New Orleans baseball players made the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic team as announced by the conference. Jeffrey Castille, Richard Dempsey, Joshua LeBouef, Allen Newman, John Nicholson, Brian Reaney II, Justin Romaire, Brandon Snow, and Evan Turkish all made the squad while Bradley Brunet was named a NAIA Champion of Character as the SSAC handed out awards.
Castille is a senior pitcher from New Orleans who majored in finance at Loyola. He started 14 games during his senior season compiling a 6.37 ERA and a 1-7 record. He struck out 36 batters across 65 innings.
Dempsey graduated this spring with a degree in communications. The River Ridge, Louisiana native did not pitch this season due to injury. He will be attending LSU in the fall to pursue a masters in Sports Management.
LeBouef is a redshirt freshman pitcher for the Pack. He hails from Houma, Louisiana and is majoring in biology/pre-med. This season, LeBouef pitched one scoreless inning against Blackburn on March 13th.
Newman is a redshirt freshman who is majoring in accounting. The Belle Chasse, Louisiana native played as a middle infielder this year. He compiled a .362 batting average with 17 runs and five RBI’s in 47 at bats this season.
Nicholson is a biology major from San Diego, California. The redshirt sophomore infielder transferred to Loyola this season after attending Grossmont College. He played in 16 games this season before a hand injury forced him to miss the rest of the year, prior to that he boasted a .385 batting average with 14 RBI’s and 12 runs.
Reaney is a sophomore infielder from Chalmette, Louisiana. He is studying psychology at Loyola. This season Reaney went 2 for 5 at the plate with two runs and two RBI’s.
Romaire won the Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Man this year. The award is presented by Loyola to a graduating senior for maintaining a distinguished grade point average, having a commitment to the integrity of life, and providing service to others. The Marrero, Louisiana native graduated this spring with a degree in chemistry. This season, Romaire had a 1.42 ERA as he allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings while striking out two. He will enter Yale next fall and pursue a Ph.D in chemistry.
After earning CoSida Academic All-District honors, Snow adds SSAC All-Academic team recognition. The junior infielder from New Orleans is studying criminal justice. This year Snow batted .310 while starting 46 games. He had 49 hits, 27 runs, 20 RBI’s, 13 doubles, and a home run while batting at the top of the order.
Turkish is a senior first baseman from New Orleans, who earned his degree in management. He batted .307 this season while knocking in 32 and scoring 23 runs. Turkish led the team with 17 doubles this season while also swatting two home runs.
Brunet earned the NAIA Champions of Character award for Loyola on top of earning the Institutional Honor Student Athletes of the Year for Loyola University New Orleans. The senior catcher from Chalmette, Louisiana earned a degree in management. Brunet started 34 games behind the plate this year while hitting .289 with eight doubles and 16 RBI’s. He also made his collegiate debut on the mound pitching 6.1 innings out of the Wolf Pack bullpen.