Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Louisiana-Lafayette's Blake Trahan tries to lay the tag on Nicholls State's David Zorn last season in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — The recognition keeps coming in for UL-Lafayette junior shortstop Blake Trahan, who was named a preseason Perfect Game second-team All-American Friday.

“This is a great honor for Blake and our program,” coach Tony Robichaux said in a news release. “He has been an important part of the success that we have achieved the last couple years, but if you were to ask him, he would say none of this would be possible without his teammates.

“Blake is not only a great player, but he is also a great person off of the field and I am glad he is getting recognized for the hard work and effort that he has put in.”

It’s the second preseason accolade Trahan has garnered so far. He was also named to the Collegiate Baseball preseason All-America team in December.

Trahan is no stranger to being recognized for his play on the field. He was named an ABCA first-team All-American, and made the second team for Perfect Game and Baseball America after hitting .355 with four homers and 49 RBIs a year ago.

Trahan is also a standout fielder, committing only 10 errors at a premium defensive position, including just two errors in his final 32 games.

The Cajuns open their season Feb. 13 at UTSA.