KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Dan Hetzel has received Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors, announced this afternoon by the conference office.
Hetzel earns his first A-10 weekly award after closing out the 2014 season on a tear. The Holbrook, N.Y. native hit .556 (10-for-18) with two doubles and a triple over URI's last four games - good for a .778 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage.
He also had three stolen bases, three RBI and three runs scored over the final week of play, which featured a doubleheader against UConn and a three-game set vs. Richmond. Defensively, Hetzel was perfect in the outfield with 10 putouts on the week.
The Rams wrapped up their 2014 campaign going 13-40 overall and 7-18 in the Atlantic 10.