William and Mary baseball senior Charley Gould was voted Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year.
The catcher turned first baseman batted .388 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI last year for the Tribe, which were picked to finish fifth behind UNC Wilmington, College of Charleston, Elon, and Northeastern.
Tribe junior pitcher Nick Brown was also named to the All-CAA preseason squad. The Bristow native was 5-4 last season with a 3.38 earned run average and 64 strikeouts.
Colonial Athletic Association predicted order of finish
1. UNCW (7 first-place votes) 63; 2. College of Charleston (1 first-place vote) 55; 3. Elon (1 first-place vote) 45, Northeastern 45; 5. William & Mary 39; 6. Delaware 27; 7. James Madison 23; 8. Hofstra 14; 9. Towson 13.
2016 preseason All-CAA baseball team: Gavin Stupienski, UNC Wilmington junior catcher; Charley Gould, W&M senior first baseman; Kyle McPherson, James Madison sophomore second baseman; Chad Carroll, James Madison senior shortstop; Terence Connelly, UNC Wilmington senior third baseman; Ryan Brown, College of Charleston sophomore outfielder; Steven Foster, Hofstra sophomore outfielder; Casey Golden, UNC Wilmington junior outfielder; Steven Linkous, UNC Wilmington senior outfielder; Chris Henze, Towson junior designated hitter; Nick Brown, W&M junior starting pitcher; Dustin Hunt, Northeastern junior SP; Bailey Ober, College of Charleston sophomore SP; Jared Gesell, UNC Wilmington senior relief pitcher.
Preseason Player of the Year: Charley Gould, W&M.
Honorable mention: Erven Roper, College of Charleston catcher; Bradley Jones, College of Charleston first baseman; Nick Zammarelli, Elon third baseman; Cam Hanley, Northeastern third baseman; Mark Grunberg, Towson outfielder; Aaron Civale, Northeastern SP; Ryan Foster, UNC Wilmington SP; Ron Marinaccio, Delaware SP; Carter Love, College of Charleston RP.