2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams

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The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2017 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 21, and the ABCA Players of the Year will be announced Wednesday, June 28.

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 Paul Hesse of the University of Mt. Union. Also on the committee are Matt LaBranche (Eastern Connecticut State), Cory Paluga (Elmira College), Dean Glus (The College of New Jersey), Ray Hedrick (Randolph-Macon College), Luke Johnson (North Park University), Jerry Haugen (St. John's University, MN) 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 8,000 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. The 74th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 4-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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


2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Chris Zapata Jr. Centenary LA
1B Jamie Lackner Sr. Wooster OH
2B Tanner Nishioka Sr. Pomona Pitzer CA
3B Michael Mateja So. North Central IL
SS Michael Wielansky So. Wooster OH
OF Trey Mears Sr. Wesley DE
OF Billy Goodall Jr. Mount Union OH
OF Alex Zachary Sr. Eastern Connecticut State CT
DH Jake Loew Sr. Shenandoah VA
UT Pete Grasso Sr. Salisbury MD
UT Ben Havel Sr. Elmhurst IL
P Josh Fleming Jr. Webster MO
P Phil Mary So. Mount Union OH
P Jimi Keating Jr. Spalding KY
P Matt Curry Jr. The College of New Jersey NJ
NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Ryan Orgielewicz Sr. Johns Hopkins MD
C Travis Ralls Jr. Greenville IL
1B Brian McLaughlin Sr. Maritime NY
1B Conner Combs Sr. East Texas Baptist TX
2B Dave Tatoian So. Gwynedd-Mercy PA
3B Eric Hamilton Sr. Oswego State NY
3B Blake Butcher Sr. LaGrange GA
SS Nate Sides So. Alvernia PA
SS Austin Filiere Jr. MIT MA
OF Ian Mikowski Sr. Adrian MI
OF Bryan Thomas Sr. Concordia-Wisconsin WI
OF Nick Vento Sr. Washington & Jefferson PA
OF Cole Migliorini Jr. Randolph-Macon VA
UT Jake Dexter So. Southern Maine ME
UT Kyle Uhrich Sr. Webster MO
P Joe Cirillo Jr. The College of New Jersey NJ
P Caleb Boushley Sr. Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI
P Speros Varinos Sr. Tufts MA
P Brad Margolin Sr. Washington MO
P Ryan Broaderick Jr. LaGrange GA
NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Monroe Donnelly Jr. John Carroll OH
1B Barry Casey Jr. UT Dallas TX
2B Kyle Hartenstein Jr. Mitchell CT
3B Tyler Cook Sr. Chapman CA
SS Bryan VanDuser So. Concordia-Chicago IL
SS Kyle Bonicki Jr. Clark MA
OF Wyatt Ulrich Fr. Saint John's MN
OF Drake Sykes Sr. Knox IL
OF Scott Hilpert Sr. Linfield OR
UT Derek Helbing Sr. Washington & Jefferson PA
P Alex Weingarten Sr. Cortland NY
P Heath Renz Jr. Wisconsin-Whitewater WI
P Cason Cunningham So. Linfield OR
P Tommy Parsons Jr. Adrian MI
P Felix Minjarez Jr. Redlands CA