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Caldwell University’’s Balkovic Named to All-Met First Team

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Michael Balkovic Credits: Caldwell University
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CALDWELL, NJ – Caldwell University senior forward Michael Balkovic (Neptune, NJ/St. John Vianney) was chosen to the All-Met Division II first team for the second year in a row, the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association announced on April 17. Balkovic, who also is a two-time all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference first team honoree, led the Cougars in scoring and rebounding for the third consecutive season.

Balkovic closed out his career at Caldwell with an outstanding senior season, averaging 16.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game to rank eighth and second in the CACC, respectively. He also ranked sixth nationally in rebounding while posting the fourth-most double-doubles (19) in Division II. In his final game as a Cougar, a 73-69 loss to Holy Family in the CACC Tournament quarterfinals, Balkovic registered 25 points and 11 rebounds. The performance gave him a single season school-record 339 rebounds and allowed him to become just the third Caldwell men’s player with 1,000 career boards. He also moved into fourth place on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,645 points.

Balkovic helped the Cougars go 15-13 this season and advance to the CACC Tournament for the second consecutive year.

Darian Hooker of NYIT was chosen the All-Met Division II Player of the Year, while Tobin Anderson of St. Thomas Aquinas was selected the All-Met Coach of the Year. The All-Met award winners will be honored at the 82nd NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Apr. 22 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.

2015 All-Met Division II Men’s Basketball Teams
First Team
Darian Hooker, Senior, NYIT
Darien Davis, Senior, Dowling
Nick Smith, Senior, Dominican
Michael Balkovic, Senior, Caldwell
Chaz Watler, Sophomore, St. Thomas Aquinas
Duane Morgan, Senior, Adelphi

Second Team
J.R. Pringley, Senior, Felician
Ty Williams, Senior, LIU Post
Jeremiah Mordi, Senior, Queens
Marvin Williams, Senior, Bloomfield
Matt McLeod, Senior, Molloy
Shelton Mickell, Junior, Pace

All-Met Division II Player of the Year: Darian Hoolker, NYIT
All-Met Division II Coach of the Year: Tobin Anderson, St. Thomas Aquinas

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