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2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams

The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America teams on Thursday evening. The honorees were announced at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Div. III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections , which were announced on Tuesday, were nominated for All-America honors. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 20. The ABCA National Pitchers of the Year for all divisions will be announced on Monday, June 25, followed by the ABCA National 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. III All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Matthew LaBranche of Eastern Connecticut State University. Also on the committee are Paul Hesse (University of Mount Union), Corey Paluga (Elmira College), Kevin Tomasiewicz (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Dean Glus (The College of New Jersey), Ray Hedrick (Randolph-Macon College), Luke Johnson (North Park University), and Scott Winterburn (University of La Verne).

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. III All-Region Teams

 

2018-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Austin Parent Jr. Pitt-Bradford PA
1B Jake Schuster So. Marywood PA
2B Mike DeDonato Gr. Endicott MA
3B Seth Woodard Jr. Christopher Newport VA
SS Michael Wielansky Jr. Wooster OH
OF Daytona Bryden Sr. Wisconsin-Whitewater WI
OF Grant Myers Sr. Monmouth IL
OF Mike Wisz So. North Central IL
DH Cal Aldridge Jr. Wisconsin-Whitewater WI
UT Jake Dexter Jr. Southern Maine ME
UT Jake Vesling Sr. Union NY
P Connor Reeves Sr. Salisbury MD
P Tommy Parsons Sr. Adrian MI
P Colin Selby Jr. Randolph-Macon VA
P Nathan Malinovsky Sr. Texas Lutheran TX
 
NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Nick Raposo So. Wheaton MA
1B Barry Casey Sr. UT Dallas TX
1B Chris Fowler Sr. UMass Boston MA
2B Ryan McCarty Fr. Penn State Abington PA
3B Michael Mateja Jr. North Central IL
3B Brendan Gardiner Sr. Redlands CA
SS Colin Kelly So. Union NY
SS Aaron Singh Jr. Redlands CA
OF Garrett Wilson So. Spalding KY
OF Dudley Taw So. Baldwin Wallace OH
OF Sean Guida Sr. Roanoke VA
OF Tanner Johnson Sr. Denison OH
OF Riley Schaefer Sr. Texas Lutheran TX
DH Dan Harwood So. Wooster OH
UT Chandler Dippman Jr. Wooster OH
P Jimi Keating Sr. Spalding KY
P Mike Formella Sr. Concordia Chicago IL
P Troy Terzi Sr. Keystone PA
P Dylan Drgac Sr. Texas Lutheran TX
P Matt Cronin Jr. UMass Dartmouth MA
 
NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Alex Kachler So. Methodist NC
1B Kyler Kent So. Webster MO
2B Rocco Maue Jr. Case Western Reserve OH
3B Jack Koch Fr. Union NY
SS Ben Beachy Jr. Otterbein OH
SS Chris Seibert Jr. Wesley DE
OF Brady Ballstadt Jr. Piedmont GA
OF Ryan Bixler So. Franklin IN
OF Tyler Cauley So. Texas Lutheran TX
OF Derek Manning Jr. Elizabethtown PA
P Mike Harrington Sr. Cortland NY
P Danny Serreino Jr. Rowan NJ
P Colan Treml Jr. Wisconsin-Oshkosh WI
P Ricky Conti Jr. Swarthmore PA
P Jacob Stockman Sr. Aurora IL
 
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.