Joey Metropoulos Earns Baseball America Freshman All-America Honors

June 18, 2002

LOS ANGELES -- Designated hitter Joey Metropoulos was named today to the 2002 Baseball America Freshman All-America team, becoming the eighth Trojan to earn first team honors.

Metropoulos was third on the team this season with a .352 batting average and hit 13 home runs with 65 RBI. He led the team with a .653 slugging percentage.

He joins seven other players who have earned Baseball America Freshman All-America first team honors: Bret Boone (1988), Brett Jenkins (1989), Gabe Alvarez (1993), Randy Flores (1994), Jacque Jones (1994), Eric Munson (1997) and Beau Craig (1999).

The Trojans finished the 2002 season with a 37-24 record and their second straight Pac-10 Conference championship.

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