North Carolina Central Sports Information
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University junior Corey Joyce (Lexington, N.C.) has been recognized as one of the top-30 shortstops in the country by D1 Baseball in their Position Power Rankings, the publication announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Joyce has had a remarkable career at NCCU so far as he followed a MEAC Rookie of the Year campaign by becoming the first Eagle to be named MEAC Player of the Year in 2018 after finishing in the top-three in the MEAC in batting (.358) and slugging (.542). He was also named MEAC Preseason Player of the Year for the upcoming season.
Joyce finished top-20 in the nation in stolen bases with 27, and broke the modern era school record in doubles with 15. He also finished top-10 in the league with six home runs and 37 RBI. To view the full list, which is led by Casey Martin from Arkansas, visit D1Baseball.com.
The Eagles will begin the 2019 season at home against Canisius on Friday, Feb. 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the Durham Athletic Park. Admission is free.