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Heartland's Harrigan named Defensive Player of the Year

June 26, 2018

Heartland Hawks outfielder and first baseman Charlie Harrigan has been named the NJCAA Division II Defensive Player of the Year.

In the 2018 season Harrigan posted a .997 fielding percentage and completed 32 double plays while committing only one error. At the plate he boasted a batting average of .360 with a slugging percentage of .628 in 56 games played.

Harrigan is a graduate of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois. He completed studies as a sophomore at Heartland having made the Dean’s List twice.

During the season Harrigan was named to the All-Region Team and M-WAC 2nd Team.

“Charlie was an exceptional player for us this spring and played a big role in solidifying our team defensively,” said Hawks Head Coach Brian Furlong. “His ability to consistently defend at a high level was a difference maker for us.”    

Harrigan will continue his athletic and academic career as he transfers to Miami University, Ohio in the fall semester.

Written by: Steve Fast