Yale’s Trey Rallis Named Ivy League Player Of The Year

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Trey Rallis. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Senior First Baseman Becomes Yale's Third Ivy Player Of The Year And First Since 2006

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Ivy League announced on Monday that after fixing a voting tabulation error, Yale University senior first baseman Trey Rallis won the Ivy League Player of the Year award. He becomes just the third Yale player to win the award since the honor was installed in 1993, joining Tony Coyne (1998) and Marc Sawyer (2006).

Princeton catcher Sam Mulroy was originally named the Player of the Year, but Ivy League officials discovered the tabulation error over the weekend and named Rallis the winner of the award on Monday.

"I am so happy that Trey won this award," said Yale baseball coach John Stuper. "He certainly deserved it. Trey had some rough times here at Yale during his first couple of years. He turned himself around on and off the field. I am very proud of the young man he has become. He was a great player and a great teammate. He is going to be hard to replace."

Rallis, also the lone unanimous selection to the All-Ivy First Team, closed out his final season as a Bulldog as one of just three Ivy League players to bat over .360 for the season, ranking second at .365. He had 54 hits in 41 games played, including 12 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBIs. Overall, Rallis led Yale in doubles, home runs, RBIs, on-base percentage (.444), slugging percentage (.527) and walks (19). A disciplined hitter, he was one of only two Yale players to finish the season with more walks than strikeouts (17).

At first base, he was nearly flawless, collecting 341 putouts and 19 assists to go along with just two errors for a .994 fielding percentage.

Yale's Most Valuable Player for the 2011 season, Rallis also won the Ivy League's Blair Bat Award, which is given to the player with the highest batting average in league games. His .441 average against Ancient Eight opponents was 59 points better than the next-best average. He is Yale's first Blair Bat winner since Sawyer won the award in 2006.

Rallis was one of two Yale players to earn All-Ivy First Team honors, joining fellow senior Vinny Lally. In all, six Yale players earned All-Ivy honors for the 2011 season. Relief pitcher Kevin Fortunato and third baseman Andy Megee were All-Ivy Second Team selections, while starting pitcher Brook Hart and outfielder Cam Squires earned Honorable Mention recognition.

 

 

2011 All Ivy Baseball
 
Player of the Year
Trey Rallis, Yale (1B, Sr., La Canada, Calif.)
 
Pitcher of the Year
Paul Cusick, Penn (RHP, Sr., Wilmington, Del.)
 
Rookie of the Year
Mike Ford, Princeton (RHP/1B, Fr., Belle Mead, N.J.)
 
First Team All-Ivy (18^)
SP - Paul Cusick, Penn (Sr., Willmington, Del.)
SP - Vinny Lally, Yale (Sr., Tampa, Fla.)
SP - Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth (Jr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
SP - Cole Sulser, Dartmouth (Jr., Santa Ysabel, Calif.)
SP - Max Perlman, Harvard (Sr., Longwood, Fla.)
RP - Ryan Smith, Dartmouth (Sr., Greenlawn, N.Y.)
C - Will Davis, Penn (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
C - Sam Mulroy, Princeton (Jr., Bathesda, Md.)
1B - *Trey Rallis, Yale (Sr., La Canada, Calif.)
2B - Jeff Reynolds, Harvard (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (Jr., Palm City, Fla.)
3B - Dan Williams, Penn (Sr., Southhampton, N.J.)
OF - Greg Zebrack, Penn (So., Northridge, Calif.)
OF - Dario Pizzano, Columbia (So., Saugus, Mass.)
OF - Jason Banos, Columbia (Sr., Lynnfield, Mass.)
OF - Nick Cox, Columbia (Sr., Lake Mary, Fla.)
UT - Mickey Brodsky, Cornell (Sr., Encino, Calif.)
DH - Spencer Branigan, Penn (So., Ross, Calif.)
* - Unanimous selection
 
Second Team All-Ivy (15)
SP - Heath Mayo, Brown (So., Whitehouse, Texas)
SP - Mike Ford, Princeton (Fr., Belle Mead, N.J.)
SP - Kyle Hunter, Dartmouth (So., Palm City, Fla.)
RP - Tim Giel, Columbia (So., Gibsonia, Pa.)
RP - Kevin Fortunato, Yale (Fr., Wall, N.J.)
C - Matt Colantonio, Brown (Sr., Garden City, N.Y.)
1B - Mike Ford, Princeton (Fr., Bell Mead, N.J.)
2B - Jeff Onstott, Dartmouth (Sr., Houston, Texas)
SS - Matt Bowman, Princeton (So., Chevy Chase, Md.)
3B - Andy Megee, Yale (Sr., Los Angeles, Calif.)
OF - John Sheridan, Brown (So., Palo Alto, Calif.)
OF - Sam Bean, Dartmouth (Sr., Needham, Mass.)
OF - Jeremy Maas, Penn (Sr., Alpharetta, Ga.)
UT - Ennis Coble, Dartmouth (So., Atlanta, Ga.)
DH - Mike DiBiase, Brown (Jr., Weston, Mass.)
 
Honorable Mention (18)
SP - Stefan Olson, Columbia (So., Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
SP - Matthew Kimbell, Brown (Sr., Nashville, Tenn.)
SP - Jadd Scmeltzer, Cornell (Sr., Tappan, N.Y.)
SP - Zak Hermans, Princeton (So., Coppell, Texas)
SP - Brook Hart, Yale (Sr., State College, Pa.)
RP - Matt Grabowski, Princeton (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
RP - A.J. Goetz, Princeton (Fr., Denver, Colo.)
C - Chris O'Dowd, Dartmouth (So., Cherry Hill Villiage, Colo.)
1B - Jason Brooks, Dartmouth (Sr., Westlake Villiage, Calif.)
2B - Alex Flink, Princeton (So., Dallas, Texas)
SS - Marshall Yanzick, Cornell (Jr., Beaverton, Ore.)
SS - Derek Vigoa, Penn (Jr., Miami, Fla.)
3B - Ryan Zrenda, Brown (Old Lime, Conn.)
OF - Brian Billigen, Cornell (Jr., Carnigie, Pa.)
OF - Cam Squires, Yale (So., Fort Wayne, Ind.)
UT - Sam Mulroy, Princeton (Jr., Bethesda, Md.)
DH - Alex Aurrichio, Columbia (Jr., Dix Hills, N.Y.)
UT - Marcus Way, Harvard (Jr., Naples, N.Y.)

 

Report filed by Jon Erickson Jr., Yale Sports Publicity