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Greensboro, N.C. (6/1/19) The 2019 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 are playing in the NCAA Div. II College World Series this week in Cary, North Carolina.
Dominican College's Justin Decker (Rotterdam, N.Y.) has been named to the Second Team, while Joshua Colon (Bronx, N.Y.) earned Third Team honors. This is their first ABCA/Rawling All-America honors. They are two of three players from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) to earn the honors, as Eddie Nevins of Wilmington University was named to the Second Team.
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team selections, which were announced on Wednesday, were nominated for All-America honors. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 19, followed by the ABCA/Rawlings National Pitchers of the Year on Monday, June 24 and ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year on Wednesday, June 26.
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 Randy Betten (Cal Poly Pomona), Jamie Detillion (Grand Valley State University), Jim Gantt (Catawba College), Rick Giannetti (Dominican College), Matt Jones (Shippensburg University), Rob Penders (St. Edward's University) and Kyle Poock (Winona State University).
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 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 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
|2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America Teams|
|All-America First Team|
|C||Matt Malkin||Sr.||MSU Denver||CO|
|3B||Osvaldo Tovalin||So.||Azusa Pacific||CA|
|SS||Utah Jones||Sr.||North Greenville||SC|
|INF||Jared Melone||Sr.||West Chester||PA|
|OF||Josh Elvir||Jr.||Angelo State||TX|
|OF||Erik Webb||Jr.||Central Missouri||MO|
|OF||Trevor Kehe||Jr.||Colorado School of Mines||CO|
|OF||Cole Kleszcz||Jr.||Azusa Pacific||CA|
|DH||Connor Durden||Sr.||USC Aiken||SC|
|P||Joshua Loeschorn||Fr.||LIU Post||NY|
|P||Ethan Elliott||Sr.||Lincoln Memorial||TN|
|P||Joe Corbett||Sr.||West Texas A&M||TX|
|All-America Second Team|
|1B||Kyle Kaufman||Sr.||West Texas A&M||TX|
|3B||Dakota Popham||Sr.||Colorado State-Pueblo||CO|
|OF||Mason Janvrin||Jr.||Central Missouri||MO|
|OF||Jordan Hart||Sr.||Minnesota State||MN|
|OF||Ethan Baucom||Jr.||UNC Pembroke||NC|
|P||Hunter Riggins||So.||Delta State||MS|
|P||Tucker Burgess||Sr.||North Greenville||SC|
|P||Hunter Brown||Jr.||Wayne State||MI|
|P||Ryan Johnson||Sr.||Lubbock Christian||TX|
|RP||Will Dixon||Sr.||Colorado Mesa||CO|
|All-America Third Team|
|C||John Michael Faile||Fr.||North Greenville||SC|
|1B||Daniel Cipriano||Jr.||Montana State Billings||MT|
|2B||Matt Clarke||Jr.||Colorado-Colorado Springs||CO|
|INF||Caleb Sneed||Sr.||Southwest Baptist||MO|
|OF||Hill Alexander||Sr.||Lubbock Christian||TX|
|DH||Jake Engel||Jr.||Dixie State||UT|
|P||Brandon Weed||Jr.||UC San Diego||CA|
|P||Zach Parish||Jr.||Missouri Southern State||MO|
|P||Andrew Dean||Sr.||Illinois Springfield||IL|
|P||Michael Giacone||Jr.||North Greenville||SC|
|RP||Jeffrey Praml||So.||Southern New Hampshire||NH|
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