DUBOIS, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine senior outfielder Matt Masi (West Chester, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) was tabbed as a United States Collegiate Athletic Association First Team All-American, while Lions' sophomore pitcher Kevin Sessa (Broomall, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) was named all-American honorable mention on Sunday at the Association's annual year-end banquet.
Masi, the 2018 Penn State University Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is now a two-time all-American after claiming honorable mention laurels as a junior. He is the fourth Brandywine baseball player all-time to earn at least two all-American awards.
In 35 games this spring, Masi set a Brandywine single-season record and tied for the PSUAC lead with nine home runs. Only two players in the USCAA hit more long balls than Masi.
Over half of Masi's 41 hits went for extra bases (22), putting him in a tie for second in that category nationally, while also ranking third in triples with four. He also posted the sixth-best slugging percentage (.780) in the USCAA.
In addition, Masi posted team-high totals with 30 runs batted in, 28 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts. Masi produced a .376 batting average, hitting safely in 26-of-35 games, including a pair of seven-game hitting streaks throughout the season.
Masi closed out his career with 95 hits, 80 RBI and 15 home runs, while serving as a .320 hitter in the middle of the Lions' lineup.
Sessa was the team's ace on the mound, tying for the PSUAC lead and finishing in a tie for third nationally with seven victories. In eight games started against USCAA opponents, Sessa went 7-1 with a 2.20 earned run average.
Sessa made eight starts overall, going the distance twice, while firing 52.1 innings, fifth-most among PSUAC hurlers. He finished second on the team with 26 strikeouts. In a span of six appearances from March 8 - April 6, Sessa did not allow an earned, a stretch of 24.2 consecutive innings.
Brandywine finished the season with a record of 20-18 and won the PSUAC Eastern Division for the second-straight year, while also finishing as the runner-up in the conference tournament.
June 11, 2018 Brandywine Places Fourth In USCAA Director’s Cup
May 17, 2018 Masi, Sessa Earn USCAA Baseball All-American Honors
May 6, 2018 DuBois Edges Brandywine 3-2 In PSUAC Tournament
May 4, 2018 Baseball Headed To DuBois For PSUAC Tournament
April 24, 2018 USCAA Selects Skahill Hitter Of The Week
April 23, 2018 Brandywine Drops Final Regular Season Game
April 21, 2018 Brandywine Wins Two On Senior Day
April 18, 2018 Six-Run First Inning Leads Brandywine Past Ursinus
April 14, 2018 Lions Play To PSUAC Split At York
April 12, 2018 Masi Delivers Walk-Off Single; Brandywine Tops York 4-3
April 11, 2018 Wilkes Barre Takes Rubber Game From Brandywine
April 10, 2018 Brandywine Downed At Eastern
April 8, 2018 Brandywine Rides Hot Offense Past Hazleton
April 6, 2018 Brandywine Rolls To Doubleheader Sweep Of Hazleton
April 3, 2018 Masi Tabbed PSUAC Hitter Of The Week
April 2, 2018 Brandywine, Wilkes Barre Swap Lopsided Victories
March 28, 2018 Highlanders Edge Brandywine 4-2
March 26, 2018 Lions Take First Two Games From Schuylkill
March 22, 2018 Weekend Schedule Changes For Brandywine Athletics
March 18, 2018 Brandywine Drops Road Matchups At Cabrini
March 8, 2018 Ulmer Fires Two-Hit Gem; Brandywine Walks Off With Sweep
March 7, 2018 Power Surge Not Enough In Lions’ 9-8 Setback
March 6, 2018 Martin Luther Sweeps Brandywine In Florida Twin Bill
March 5, 2018 Brandywine Falls Short Against Waynesburg
March 4, 2018 St. Mary’s Downs Brandywine In Florida Opener
February 25, 2018 Hood Takes Two From Lions
February 24, 2018 Brandywine Opens Season With Wins Over SUNY Cobleskill
February 23, 2018 Baseball Opens 2018 Season With Home Doubleheaders This Weekend
November 29, 2017 Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule