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Sohn Named First Team Preseason All-MAC by College Sports Madness

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 02/07/2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan's Andrew Sohn added another recognition to his repertoire, as College Sports Madness named the junior shortstop First Team Preseason All-Mid-American Conference.

Sohn is coming off a standout sophomore campaign last year in which he was voted First Team All-MAC by the league's head coaches. He was also an Academic All-MAC selection. He became the first Bronco shortstop named First Team since current major leaguer Adam Rosales picked up the honor in 2004 and 2005.

Sohn led the Broncos in nearly every offensive category in 2013 and at the end of the regular season ranked seventh in the MAC with a .337 batting average and fifth in the conference with 70 hits. He also had a team-best nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, 36 RBIs, 89 total bases, .428 slugging percentage, .389 on-base percentage and 17 stolen bases, going 17-for-19 in attempts. Defensively, he maintained a .947 fielding percentage.

Sohn's success carried over into the summer, where he was the recipient of the 2013 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award by the Northwoods League and was a NWL Postseason All-Star. He batted .349 while playing for the Alexandria Blue Anchors, which led shortstops and ranked fifth highest overall in the league during the regular season. The Northwoods League is one of several collegiate bat leagues comprised of the top players in the country and sponsored in part by Major League Baseball.

Sohn and his Western Michigan teammates take the field for the first time in 2014 in Memphis, playing the Tigers in a three-game series, Feb. 14-16.

WMU then travels to Louisville for a three-game series before heading down to Port Charlotte, Fla., for the fourth consecutive year of play in the Snowbird Classic. The first home game for the Broncos will be on March 25 against Big Ten opponent Northwestern.