Adrian Chinnery Garners Senior CLASS First Team All-America Honors
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – After advancing from a list of 30 candidates in March to 10 semifinalists in late April, Adrian Chinnery (Sr., Wilmington, Del.) found out over the weekend that he was one of five players nationally to be named to the 2017 Senior CLASS All-America First Team. A four-year starter for the Mids, Chinnery was recognized for his notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
“This is such a privilege to be honored with this award when there are so many other deserving seniors across the country who could have been picked in my place,” said Chinnery. “Playing at Navy for four years was a dream come true and I had an absolute blast during my career. It’s hard to accept that it’s all over, but this is a great way to go out!”
Chinnery is joined on the Senior CLASS First Team by Ball State’s Caleb Stayton, East Carolina’s Evan Kruczynski, Villanova’s Todd Czinege and the 2017 winner, Holy Cross’ Anthony Critelli. Brett Smith from Bucknell, Pat Krall from Clemson, Tyler Buffett from Oklahoma State, Hunter Schryver from Villanova and Jackson Cramer from West Virginia make up the 2017 second team.
The Wilmington, Delaware native wrapped up his four-year career this spring with .271 batting average, 48 base hits, 28 runs scored, 10 doubles, one home run and 30 RBIs on his way to an All-Patriot League Second Team honor. The all-league nod was the third of his career as he was named to the first team in both 2015 and 2016. All-time, Chinnery finished his four years in Annapolis with a .284 batting average, 158 hits, 81 runs scored, 24 doubles, four home runs and 83 RBIs, in addition to throwing out 44 would-be base stealers from his catcher position.
Chinnery graduated in May with a degree in economics and will begin his service with the United States Air Force in its RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) division later this summer. Chinnery was cross-commissioned into the Air Force.
This is the first Senior CLASS Award recipient for Navy Athletics since Elizabeth Hoerner earned first team accolades in 2013 for women’s soccer.