Adam Derner has had an outstanding final season with the as the senior designated hitter from River Edge blasted 13 home runs, 62 RBI and a slugging percentage of .804. For his efforts at the plate, he was recently named to both D3baseball.com and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America First Teams.
He is a two-time member of the (April 2, April 9) and the March 26 NJCBA and NJAC Player of the Week, Derner added a .413 batting average (third in league), 15 doubles (tied-fifth in NJAC), 40 runs scored (tied-seventh in conference), four sacrifice flies (tied-sixth in league) and 59 hits (tied-ninth in NJAC) this spring.
As the 30th Pioneer baseball player to earn All-American laurels, he also ranks in the conference stats in walks/game (0.71, fourth), doubles/game (0.36, fourth), runs/game (0.95, sixth) and hits/game (1.40, tied-eighth) while starting in all but one game this season.
Derner was also selected to the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) All-State Team and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team.
The former Golden Hawk was a triple crown winner in 2007 with a .614 batting average, 13 home runs, and 48 RBI. He also set school records at in batting average, RBI, and slugging percentage.
The Business Adminstration major began his post-high school career at the University of Rhode Island where he competed from 2009-10, hitting .220 in 2009 and then .260 the following year. He returned to Northern New Jersey in 2011 to lead the Pioneers with a .387 batting average and a .589 slugging percentage.