Jacob Humphrey has been one of the most dynamic Division 1 college players in New England over the past two years.
Humphrey (Standish, Maine) nearly had to wait for his chance to impress as a UMass Lowell freshman, as he had initially been slated to redshirt before emerging as the team's best player in the fall before the 2022 season. The rest is history.
Humphrey burst onto the scene that spring, breaking a 25-year-old America East Conference single-season record with his 46 stolen bases while hitting .337 in 2022. He was held off the field due to an injury the following summer before returning to the River Hawks to swipe 33 more bases and post a .317 average with nine home runs, 29 RBI and 57 runs scored this past spring.
Since then, Humphrey emerged as one of the top base stealing threats and a regular leadoff hitter in the Cape Cod League over the summer, and he's found a new college home at Vanderbilt, where he will play for New England legend Tim Corbin (Wolfeboro, N.H.).