Pitman, N.J. (4/2/18) – Freshman Jean Sapini has been tabbed the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office.

Sapini becomes the fourth different Cougar to earn NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors after garnering his second career victory during Kean's 11-8 extra inning NJAC road win at NJCU. In the first NJAC appearance of his career, he allowed just one hit, one walk, and no earned runs while striking out four to garner the relief victory.

In nine appearances for Kean on the season, Sapini has recorded 18 strikeouts in 20.0 innings pitched.

Sapini, a 2017 graduate of South Plainfield High School, was a member of South Plainfield’s 2015 NJSIAA Group III State Championship team.