2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America Teams announced

May 29, 2018

The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. Eight of the student-athletes selected for All-America teams were playing in the NCAA Div. II College World Series this week in Cary, North Carolina.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections, which were announced last Wednesday, were nominated for All-America honors. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 20, followed by the ABCA National Pitchers of the Year on Monday, June 25 and ABCA Position Players of the Year on Wednesday, June 27.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

The Chair of the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Rudy Garbalosa of Lynn University. Also on the committee are Jim Gantt (Catawba College), Rick Giannetti (Dominican College), Rob Penders (St. Edward's University), Kyle Poock (Winona State University), Matt Jones (Shippensburg University), Jamie Detillion (Grand Valley State University) and Randy Betten (Cal Poly Pomona).

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 9,600 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

About Rawlings
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

SEE ALSO: ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region Teams

 

2018-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. II All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Mikey Gangwish Jr. Colorado School of Mines CO
1B Zack Shannon Sr. Delta State MS
2B Kyle Marsh Jr. Embry-Riddle FL
3B Trey Jacobs Fr. UNC Pembroke NC
SS Patrick Dorrian  Sr. Lynn FL
INF Jared Melone Jr. West Chester PA
OF Matt Diesel Sr. Felician NJ
OF Brenton Doyle So. Shepherd WV
OF Zander Clarke Jr. UC San Diego CA
OF Drake McNamara Sr. Southern Indiana IN
DH Nick Stokowski Sr. Illinois Springfield IL
P David Lebron Sr. Tampa FL
P Kolton Ingram Jr. Columbus State GA
P Chris Vallimont Jr. Mercyhurst PA
P Josiah Gray Jr. Le Moyne NY
RP J.T. Hintzen  Sr. Florida Southern FL
 
NCAA Div. II All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Tyler Walters Sr. Slippery Rock PA
1B Chance Bowden Sr. Catawba NC
2B Cody Birdsong Jr. Quincy IL
3B Jacob Richardson Sr. Southern Arkansas AR
SS Cole Taylor Sr. Illinois Springfield IL
OF Luke Jackson Jr UNC Pembroke NC
OF Bryce Fischer Sr. Emporia State KS
OF Blake Adams Sr. Tarleton State TX
OF Trevor Kehe So. Colorado School of Mines CO
DH AJ Walden Sr. Alabama Huntsville AL
UT Logan Browning  Sr. Florida Southern FL
P Charlie Hecht Sr. Georgia College GA
P Tanner Lawson Jr. St. Edward's TX
P James Varela Jr. LIU Post NY
P Joe Ryan Sr. Stanislaus State CA
RP Zach Vennaro Sr. Mount Olive NC
 
NCAA Div. II All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jake Anchia Jr. Nova Southeastern FL
1B Reed Hjelle Jr. Minnesota-Crookston MN
2B Daulton Martin So. Tusculum TN
3B Kaleo Johnson Jr. Montana State Billings MT
SS Ben Walsh Jr. Le Moyne NY
INF Mike Rothmund Sr. Illinois Springfield IL
OF David Vinsky So. Northwood MI
OF Austin Edgette Sr. Bloomsburg PA
OF Logan Mattix Sr Georgia College GA
OF William Hairston Sr. St. Edward's TX
DH Travis Able Sr. Central Missouri MO
UT Andrew Bash So. Cal Baptist CA
P Gus Varland Jr. Concordia-St. Paul MN
P Jacob Blank Sr. Augustana SD
P Tyler Jandron Sr. Northwood MI
P Tucker Burgess Jr. North Greenville SC
RP Daniel Jang Sr. Biola CA
RP Zach Reeg Sr. Augustana SD
 
Rawlings Sporting Goods

About Rawlings
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 10,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.