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Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s Stephan Arcieri has been named a â€śPlayer To Watchâ€ť in the Southeast region by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
The designation is part of the 2012 NCAA Div. II ABCA/Rawlings Preseason All-American Team.
Arcieri, a senior outfielder from Roswell, Ga., finished third on the team last season in hitting (.350) while starting 45 of the squadâ€™s 47 games.
Arcieri also led the team in hits (62) to go along with 12 stolen bases, 35 runs scored, three triples, 76 total bases and 26 runs batted in.
Meanwhile, Lenoir-Rhyne freshman outfielder Ivan Vieitez was selected as a Newcomer To Watch.
Vieitez is a native of Miami, Fla., and a graduate of Braddock High School.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the season on Wednesday, Feb. 1, when it travels to Misenheimer, to face Pfeiffer. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s first home game takes place Wednesday, Feb. 8, against Belmont Abbey at Bears Field beginning at 4 p.m. The Bears are coached by fifth-year mentor Paul Knight.View more articles in: