2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA All-America Teams announced

The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division I, II and III All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods in conjunction with the NJCAA national office.

In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 20, followed by ABCA National Pitchers of the Year on Monday, June 25 and the ABCA National 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 National Chair of the ABCA NJCAA All-America & Coach of the Year committee is Joe Bauth of Erie Community College. The Chairs of each NJCAA division are Mike Saddler of Colby County Community College (Division I), Rod Lovett of Parkland College (Division II) and Dean Myrick of the Alabama Community College Conference (Division III).

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 23 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.


2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Div. I All-America Teams
NJCAA Div. I All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Conrado Diaz So. Trinidad State CO
IF Austin Henry So. Walters State TN
IF Rankin Woley So. Chattahoochee Valley AL
IF Joey Polak Fr. Jefferson MO
IF CJ Alexander So. State College of Florida FL
OF Alex Peterson Fr. Cowley KS
OF Luis Pelayo So. Connors State OK
OF Mark Castelblanco So. Clarendon TX
DH Colton Burgess So. Connors State OK
P Sean Chandler So. Iowa Western IA
P Antonio Frias So. Monroe NY
P Aaron Ashby So. Crowder MO
 
NJCAA Div. I All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Colton Onstott So. Dodge City KS
IF Michael Lawson So. Panola TX
IF Hunter Wolfe So. Walters State TN
IF Phil Archer So. Olney Central IL
IF Bryan Lavastida So. Hillsborough FL
OF Tyler Reichenborn So. Iowa Western IA
OF Juston Dunham So. Coastal Alabama CC-South AL
OF Andrew Eyster Fr. Santa Fe FL
DH Oraj Anu Fr. Wallace-Dothan AL
P Yusniel Padron Fr. Miami Dade FL
P Blake Rivera So. Wallace State AL
P Landon Knack So. Walters State TN
 
NJCAA Div. I All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Josh Breaux So. McLennan TX
IF Joseph Locascio So. Kishwaukee IL
IF Andrew Miller So. Grayson TX
IF Bryan Sturges So. Howard TX
IF Malik Williams Fr. Johnson County KS
OF Alerick Soularie Fr. San Jacinto TX
OF Dylan Harris So. Walters State TN
OF Andrew Morrow So. Fort Scott KS
DH Angel Colon So. New Mexico Military Institute NM
P Cole Ganopulos So. Chattahoochee Valley AL
P Braden Scott So. Olney Central IL
P Dylan Steen So. Southern Idaho ID
 
2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Div. II All-America Teams
NJCAA Div. II All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jacob Padilla So. Murray State OK
IF Josh Bristyan So. Paradise Valley AZ
IF Izaya Fullard Fr. Kirkwood IA
IF Kelani Luke So. Lackawanna PA
IF Juan Paulino So. Western Oklahoma State OK
OF Aaron Palensky Fr. Southeast NE
OF Joe Quinones-Mason Fr. Pitt NC
OF Brandon Parker Fr. Mississippi Gulf Coast MS
DH Trace Jordan So. Meridian MS
P Blake Flint So. Paradise Valley AZ
P Zach Hester So. LSU Eunice LA
P Chas Sagedahl Fr. Southeastern IA
 
NJCAA Div. II All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Martin Muzik So. Wake Tech NC
IF Alex Cimaroli So. McHenry County IL
IF Gavin Homer So. Kellogg MI
IF Simon Landry So. Pearl River MS
IF Trystin Raikes So. Parkland IL
OF Bryce Butler So. Kankakee IL
OF Dan Fry So. Allegany College of Maryland MD
OF Tyler Paulsen So. Parkland IL
DH EJ Taylor Fr. Northern Oklahoma-Enid OK
P Joey Baran So. Lackawanna PA
P Tyler Buchanan So. Pasco-Hernando FL
P Wyatt Rush Fr. Lansing MI
 
NJCAA Div. II All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Ryan Parquette Fr. McHenry County IL
IF Luke Baranchak So. Mercyhurst North East PA
IF Connor Denning Fr. Mesa AZ
IF Scott McKeon So. Brunswick NC
IF Handy Rodriguez So. CCBC Catonsville MD
OF Scott Giordano So. Westchester NY
OF Griffin Keller So. Northern Oklahoma-Enid OK
OF Hunter Ruhstorfer So. Lansing MI
DH Phil Ferranti Fr. Monroe NY
P Ryan Anderson So. McHenry County IL
P Brock Begue Fr. Cuyahoga OH
P Julian Smith So. Catawba Valley NC
 
2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Div. III All-America Teams
NJCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jack Goan So. Rowan Gloucester NJ
IF Michael Roberts Fr. Surry NC
IF Leo Romero Fr. Northern Essex MA
IF Tyler Melko So. Northampton PA
IF Vincent Chiarenza Fr. Niagara County NY
OF Jackson Wenstrom Fr. Hudson Valley NY
OF Antony Orta So. Brookhaven TX
OF Griffin Schneider So. Century MN
DH Alex Gattinelli Fr. Rowan Gloucester NJ
P Solomon Klimeck So. Eastfield TX
P Marco Becerril Fr. Coastal Bend TX
P Alex Crinigan So. Oakton IL
 
NJCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Riley Magee Fr. Northern Essex MA
IF Michael Morissette Fr. Tyler TX
IF Jordan Gochenour Fr. Coastal Bend TX
IF Brian Rodriguez So. Brookdale NJ
IF Alex Evenson Fr. Century MN
OF Brendyn Stillman Fr. Herkimer NY
OF Luis Massa Ortiz Fr. St. Cloud Tech MN
OF Ben Irvine So. Northern Essex MA
DH Chad Musser Fr. Century MN
P Jack Parkinson So. Rowan Gloucester NJ
P Jose Venegas Fr. Elgin IL
P Tom Gertner Fr. Oakton IL
 
NJCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Matt Cross So. Niagara County NY
IF Mason Ruhlman So. Riverland MN
IF Kelvin Volquez Fr. Eastfield TX
IF Jordan Larson So. DuPage IL
IF Kyle Lauria Fr. Ocean County NJ
OF Ben Hoare So. Thomas Nelson VA
OF J.J. Ganzaroli So. Rowan Gloucester NJ
OF Jake Hahn Fr. Brookhaven TX
DH Daniel Quintanilla So. Cedar Valley TX
P Walker Joyce Fr. Rockingham NC
P Ryan Sandberg Fr. Queensborough NY
P Joe Kruszka So. Niagara County NY
 
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 over 9,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 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.