William Paterson junior outfielder AJ Flores (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) was selected to the 2013 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/Capital One Division III Baseball Academic All-America Second Team, the group announced May 29.

Flores was selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 2 Team, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and D3baseball.com Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Teams, New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III All-State First Team and New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-First Team this spring. A member of the 2012 Capital One Baseball Academic All-District 2 Team and a Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 Dean’s List student, he has a 3.939 grade point average as a history and secondary education major.

Flores led the Pioneers with a .381 batting average (second in league), 61 hits (tied-fifth in conference), 40 runs scored (fifth in NJAC) and 19 stolen bases (seventh in league), adding a .449 on-base percentage (sixth in conference) and 26 RBI. A starter in 39 of 40 games, he tallied seven doubles, two triples and a home run, drew 22 walks (tied-10th in NJAC) and collected two sacrifice hits, three sacrifice flies (tied-10th in league) and 75 total bases while not making an error in 79 total chances (74 putouts, five assists) in the outfield. Additionally, he was first in runs/game (1.00) and ranked second in hits/game (1.53) and sixth in steals/game (0.48) in the conference statistics. Tenth in WP career history with 45 career steals, he has started in 115 of 120 appearances as a three-year Pioneer, compiling a .335 average, 20 doubles, eight triples, 77 RBI and 115 runs scored.

To be eligible for the CoSIDA/Capital One program, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

William Paterson finished the 2013 season with a 27-13 overall record and a 13-5 mark in conference play, advancing to the third round of the NJAC Tournament.