CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- University of Maine junior third baseman Eric White (Brewer, Maine) was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday, April 15. It is the second time in three weeks that White has garnered Player of the Week honors from the conference.
White hit .444 last week with with eight runs scored and seven RBI in four games. He belted three home runs on the week and hit a double. He finished with 18 total bases for a 1.000 slugging percentage.
He had an outstanding day on Saturday as the Black Bears swept the Retrievers. In Maine's 19-0 win, White went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBI. He belted a pair of home runs in the game. In the second game of a doubleheader, White broke a 7-7 tie when he led off the top of the 10th inning with a home run. It was his third home run of the day. He capped the weekend with a pair of runs driven in and a run scored as Maine defeated UMBC 10-7 on Sunday to complete the weekend sweep.
White and the Black Bears return to action on Tuesday, April 16 when they host Colby at 4 PM at Mahaney Diamond. Maine continues its homestand this weekend when it hosts defending America East champion Stony Brook for three games.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].