Baseball - Thu, Apr. 28, 2005
CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University senior centerfielder A.J. Coia (North Riverside, Ill./Riverside-Brookfield) were named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Region VII Baseball Player of the Week, Wednesday for his impressive play in SXU's seven-game stretch last week. The Cougars went 5-2 on the week picking up Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) wins against University of St. Francis (Ill.), Trinity Christian College (Ill.) and Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.).

Coia had a big week at the plate for Saint Xavier batting .476 (10-for-21) with a double, a triple, three runs scored and seven RBI. He also was 1-for-1 on stolen base attempts and finished with 12 putouts and no errors in centerfield in four starts. Coia hit a RBI single in the 10th inning of SXU's 6-3 win over CCAC foe Trinity Christian last week and was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored in the 23-0 conference win over Calumet College of St. Joseph.

Saint Xavier will play CCAC foe Illinois Institute of Technology (Ill.) in a nine-inning conference road game on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.