RICHMOND, Va. –
Towson University junior shortstop Richie Palacios
was named a Second-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection Tuesday in a vote by the league's head coaches.
The honor is the second in the career for Palacios as he was named to the All-CAA Second Team as a second baseman in 2016. He became the first Tiger to earn CAA Rookie of the Year honors on his way to earning Freshman All-America accolades.
Palacios closed out his junior season by hitting .301 with 18 doubles, eight home runs and 31 RBIs. He led the CAA in doubles, runs scored (56) and walks (52), while ranking second in doubles and stolen bases (25). The 52 walks set a new single-season record at Towson.
On a national level, Palacios is the only player in Division I with 50 walks, 50 runs scored and 25 stolen bases.
Earlier this season, Palacios became the first player in Towson history to collect 200 career hits as a junior. He also became the school's all-time leader in career stolen bases.
In his three seasons as a Tiger, Palacios hit .323 with 205 hits, 38 doubles, eight triples, 19 home runs, 98 RBIs, 154 runs scored, 103 walks and 76 stolen bases.
Palacios is likely to hear his name called during the early rounds of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft June 4-6.