Former Erie Community College All-America Shane Latshaw (Cheektowaga, N.Y.), who is in his second season at Mercyhurst, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Year.
Latshaw is a repeat selection to the All-PSAC West Team as he was a second-team selection in 2011. A 2010 NJCAA All-America after hitting an ECC-record 18 homers, Latshaw is currently third at Mercyhurst with a .383 batting average and leads the team with 50 runs scored, 11 home runs, and is second with 44 runs batted in. His 67 hits also leads the team and is first in the conference. Latshaw led the Lakers with a .365 batting average as a junior last season, including a school-record 21 doubles.