Colin Kelly – First County Bank Athlete of the Month

Our April First County Bank Athlete of the Month is 21 year old Colin Kelly. Kelly is our first college baseball player to receive the honor and is currently a senior at Union College. Kelly has excelled in his time as a Dutchmen while taking none of it for granted continuously putting in a copious amount of work any chance he can. During the breaks he has from college, Kelly is a frequent of BVSA, and utilizes it to the fullest. Kelly is a true gamer, not just playing hard but playing the game smart. His heads up baseball, mixed with a solid baseball IQ gives helps give his team the best chance to win in every game.

“Extremely happy for Colin to see how much success he’s having at the college level. Not surprised as Colin’s work ethic was always different than most. What everyone knows of him is a great athlete who swings it from the left side. Good feet as well as a plus arm. What most won’t see on paper is the type of person he is and the leadership he provides for team and teammates. Good luck Colin and finish strong!” – Mike Abate, Greenwich Cannons Head Coach

Kelly as stated early is currently a senior and enjoying every second of what could potentially be his final season. Originally from Greenwich, CT, he is a product of Greenwich High School and the Greenwich Cannons. Kelly is currently the Dutchmen’s shortstop, getting to display his athleticism, however can play anywhere in the infield. Kelly is committed to the classroom as well and is a very successful student as well. He was a member of the National Honors Society in high school and now is very much so a shining example for young student-athletes. Besides baseball Kelly grew up playing hockey as well, earning All-FCIAC honors in high school for both sports.

We want to congratulate Colin again on receiving this honor, we are proud to call him part of the BVSA family! Wishing you nothing but the best and we look forward to seeing what you can do with the rest of your season and taking on your next challenges away from the field.

Current Stats: .338 Avg, 22 Hits, 10 XBH, 19 R.B.I., and 14 Runs Scored

Honors and Awards:

– ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team (2018)

– All-America Second Team (2018)

– ECAC Div. III Player of the Year (2018)

– ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region First Team (2018)

– All-New York Region First Team (2018)

– All-ECAC First Team (2018)

– Liberty League Player of the Year (2018)

– All-Liberty League First Team (2018)

– National Team of the Week (4/10/18)

– Liberty League Performer of the Week (4/2/18, 4/9/18, 5/7/18)

– Harold D. Moore Sophomore Athletic Prize (2017-18)