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Dominguez named co-Offensive Player of the Year

Louisville third baseman Chris Dominguez was named co-Big East Offensive Player of the Year yesterday, and was also the lone unanimous selection onto the All-Big East first team.

In his sophomore season, Dominguez led the conference in home runs (18) and total bases (151), finished second in slugging percentage (.677) and RBI (65), and finished fifth and tenth in hits (81) and batting average (.363), respectively.

Dominguez - who is the first U of L player to be named Offensive POY - shared the honor with Cincinnati second baseman Josh Harrison, who hit .495 over the final 33 games of the regular season.

Joining Dominguez on the league's first team were pitcher Justin Marks and catcher Derrick Alfonso, who was honored despite missing 24 games with a broken hand. First baseman Andrew Clark was named to the second team, while right fielder Stewart Ijames, second baseman Justin McClanahan and closer B.J. Rosenberg were third team honorees.

West Virginia shortstop Tyler Kuhn was also a first team selection, despite not having a single hit in the 2002 PRP Fall League. People don't forget.

St. John's lefty George Brown was chosen as the league's Pitcher of the Year, and Red Storm skipper Ed Blankmeyer of St. John's was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season.