Popielarczyk named Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-Atlantic 10 and Academic All-Conference, LeBlanc earns All-Rookie Team nod.
AS A SENIOR IN 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year ... First Team All-Atlantic 10 ... Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team ... Earned a spot on the New England Division I All-Stars First Team by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) ... Named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region Second Team ... Earned the team's E. Joseph Most Valuable Player Award ... Appeared and started in 12 games ... Posted a 1.66 ERA in 87.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 65 and walked 29 ... Against George Washington (5/18), struck out eight in 7.0 innings pitched giving up zero earned runs ... Pitched a career-high 9.1 innings, striking out three and only giving up two runs at Dayton (5/12) ... At Saint Louis (4/22), pitched 6.2 innings, striking out eight on seven hits and allowed no runs ... Struck out six in 8.0 innings of work giving up zero earned runs on six hits vs. La Salle (4/7) ... Recorded a career-high ten strike outs in a complete game win at Fordham (3/25).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics Appeared in 15 games and started in 3 ... Posted a 7.86 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched ... Walked 15 and struck out 29... Struck out 3 and allowed 0 runs in 2.1 innings pitched against Fordham (5/14)... Against Northeastern (4/26) pitched 2.1 innings with two strikeouts,giving up a no hits and no runs ... Pitched three innings giving up no runs vs. Xavier (4/22) ... Earned the win vs. Albany (4/2) striking out five and giving up two runs in 6 innings pitched ... Pitched 1.2 innings at George Washington (3/26) ... Had his first career start vs. Indiana (3/16) ... Pitched three innings vs. Northwestern (3/19) registering five strikeouts... Allowed no runs and punched out one in 2 innings of work vs. Bradley (3/13).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics Allowed no runs and had 3 strikeouts in his relief appearance against Fordham (5/14)... Made 10 appearances out of the bullpen for a total of 19.0 innings ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 6.16 ERA and one save ... Struck out 26 batters while walking eight ... Led the team with an average of 12.32 strikeouts per nine innings ... Tossed four scoreless innings vs. Northeastern (5/5), allowing just one hit and striking out five to pick up first collegiate save ... Came out of the bullpen to pitch three scoreless innings against Saint Louis (4/24), while striking out five and earning his first collegiate victory ... Fanned a season-high six batters in 3.1 innings against Harvard (4/21) ... Pitched 4.2 innings of relief in game two against Richmond (4/10) allowing just one run on three hits while striking out four ... Made first collegiate appearance at Oklahoma State (3/13), pitching 1.2 innings without allowing a run and striking out four.
BEFORE UMASS: Earned four letters at Northampton High School under coach mark Baldwin ... Earned the Papa Gino's Student-Athlete Award for the most dedicated student-athlete leader as a senior ... Also lettered in golf and indoor track & field and served as captain for both sports.
PERSONAL Born Joseph Michael Popielarczyk on Jun. 15, 1990, in Northampton, Mass. ... Son of Ed and Adele Popielarczyk ... Has two siblings, Alyssa and Anthony ... Plans to Major in Civil Engineering.