Kelly named top 10 Division III prospect

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Ryan Kelly ’16, the Commonwealth Coast Conference rookie of the year, has been named an NCAA Division III top 10 prospect by Perfect Game.

A first team all-league outfielder as a freshman, Kelly hit .338 for the Seahawks with three home runs and was a perfect 29-for-29 stealing bases. He led Salve Regina with 56 runs scored, the third-best single-season total.

Kelly followed up his freshman year with an impressive summer as part of the Futures League and was recognized as a Futures League Top 10 Prospect. Playing for the Torrington (Conn.) Titans, he hit .326 with 26 hits, nine for extra bases. Kelly stole 11 bases in just 23 games for the Titans, and collected hits in all but five games.

Even with the individual accolades, Kelly’s No. 1 goal is team-oriented. “A conference championship is how I measure success,” he said. “I could have a horrible season, but if we won the championship that would be the ultimate goal; the best thing ever, especially to send the seniors out on top.”

The Seahawks begin their quest for the title March 8 in Fort Myers, Fla., against Mitchell College.

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