Jewish Sports Review Tabs Adam Amar and Joey Lieberman 2007 All-Americans

Duo helped guide Memphis to first NCAA Regional appearance in 13 years

Adam Amar

Adam Amar

July 17, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis seniors Adam Amar and Joey Lieberman were tabbed by the Jewish Sports Review as 2007 First Team All-America performers in the publication's July/August edition.

A native of Lake Mary, Fla., Amar made the JSR First Team as a utility player after hitting .358 with 51 RBI and nine home runs--seven of which came in the final 10 games of the season. The Tiger first baseman was noted as a NCBWA Preseason All-American and followed that selection up with a record-breaking season in which he became the program's all-time leader in games played (217), hits (276) and RBI (192). Amar adds this career-ending honor to his 2007 postseason collection of accolades. He paced Memphis with a .555 batting average, three homers and five RBI to garner All-Tournament recognition at the NCAA Nashville Regional in June. A Second Team All-C-USA pick, he led the Tigers to their second straight C-USA Championship semifinal showing en route to hauling in All-Tournament honors. For his four-year career in the Blue and Gray, Amar banged out 31 home runs and 48 doubles.

Following the 2007 campaign, Amar was acquired by the Rome Coppers of the New York State League of Professional Baseball--an Independent League in Utica, N.Y. Touted as one of the league's top power hitters, Amar was selected to participate in, and won a Home Run Derby versus teammate Joe Dempsey and a select player from the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) roster.

Tiger Designated hitter Joey Lieberman closed out a strong two-year stint at Memphis and was selected as the All-America First Team DH. The Vicksburg, Miss., native also earned First Team All-C-USA honors after tying for the league and team lead with 14 round trippers. Lieberman etched his name in the Memphis record books as one the program's most prolific power hitters, banging out 27 homers in a two-year span. Only former Tiger standout Mark Little hit more home runs in two years. Lieberman started in all 62 games in 2007 and finished the year with a team-high 55 RBI, to go with a .267 average and nine doubles. He also led the squad with 16 multi-RBI games.

Jewish Sports Review
First Team
1B - Shaun Kort, Fr. - Nevada
2B - Josh Satin, Jr. - California
SS - Brett Munster, Sr. - California
3B - Robbie Widlansky, Sr. - Florida Atlantic
C - Ryan Lavarnway, So. - Yale
OF - David Rubinstein, So. - Appalachian State
OF - Gabe Cohen, Fr. - UCLA
OF - Ike Davis, So. - Arizona State
DH - Joey Lieberman, Sr. - Memphis
UT - Adam Amar, Sr. - Memphis
SP - David Kopp, Jr. - Clemson
SP - Jeff Kaplan, Jr. - Cal State Fullerton
SP - Matt Kamine, Sr. - Lafayette
SP - Max Perlman, Fr. - Harvard
RP - Michael Schwimmer, Jr. - Virginia
RP - Justin Klipp, Sr. - Cal State Fullerton
RP - Brad Altbach, Fr. - Bradley
RP - Justin Segal, Sr. - UC Santa Barbara

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