The 2008 Penn State baseball team just got better. Closer Drew O'Neil didn't sign a professional baseball contract and will return to Nittany Lions. O'Neil, who was a first team All-Big Ten selection this past season, is PSU's all-time single season save leader and is closing in on the career mark. His emergence as the Nittany Lions' closer was a major reason for the team's success in 2007.
As the PSU's press release indicates, O'Neil should be given All-America consideration in '08. He should also be on the pre-season shortlist for both the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award as well as the Roger Clemens Award.
Note: I should also point out that Penn State, like Ohio State, has changed their URL since the '07 baseball season concluded. Here is the new link. I've adjusted the link in my sidebar accordingly.