2018 USCAA Baseball All-Americans and End-of-the-Year Award Winners

2018 USCAA Baseball All-Americans and End-of-the-Year Award Winners

2018 USCAA Baseball All-Americans and End-of-the-Year Award Winners

DuBois, PA - The 2018 USCAA All-American and End of Year Awards were announced at the Championship Banquet at the DuBois Country Club.  The USCAA names more than 30 All-Americans, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Student-Athlete of the Year.  Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Student-Athlete of the Year: Saul Nunez, University of Maine Presque Isle

Saul Nunez is a two year captain of the team and has organized activities for young athletes within the local community and on campus. He was the recipient of the 2015-2016 Donald Zillman Character Award which recognizes one student on the campus who show high levels of character. Additionally, he won the Al Arman Make a Difference Award. He graduated with a degree in mathematics with a 3.75 GPA.

Coach of the Year: Bryan Cave, The Apprentice School

After leading the Apprentice School baseball program for almost three decades, Bryan Cave is no stranger to success. He was one win away from this fourth 30 win season and lead his team to a 15-3 record in the month of March, including a 12-game win streak. He has won two USCAA Baseball National Championships with the most recent back in 2015.

Player of the Year: Maxwell Burcham, The Apprentice School

Maxwell Burcham was just shy of a .400 batting average in his 41 games played this season. He ranks in the top five of many USCAA statistical categories including; second in home runs (9), first in runs scored (50), first in total bases (98), and third in hits (60). He stole 18 bases this season and recorded 36 RBIs, ranking him ninth in steals and seventh in RBIs.

 

First Team All-Americans

Student-Athlete Institution
Maxwell Burcham Apprentice School
Cody Hendrickson Apprentice School
Jeremiah Younker Penn State Mont Alto
Nathan Patton University of Dallas
Alex Biron Central Maine CC
Damain Benefield Mississippi University for Women
Talon Falls Penn State DuBois
Marcus Hardy Selma University
Caleb Bennett Penn State DuBois
Karlos Joseph Penn State Schuylkill
Tanner Brandon Bluefield State College
Matt Masi Penn State Brandywine
Tanner Lawrence Penn State Hazleton
Conor Schmitt Wright State - Lake Campus
Amos Herrin Southern Maine CC

 

Second Team All-Americans

Student-Athlete Institution
Josh Arroyo Penn State Greater Allegheny
Dan Bowman Penn State Du Bois
Robert Jones Williamson
Matt Roberts Penn State Schuylkill
Jake Stackiewicz Penn State New Kensington
Manuel Blanco Florida National
Isaac Stidham Cincinnati-Clermont
Rhett Holwerda Cleary University
Ryan Byrne Cincinnati-Clermont
James Edwards Cleary University
Zack Pollack Penn State Greater Allegheny
Jerry Biller III Central Penn
Peyton Durham Bluefield State College
Mike Brumfield Apprentice School
Luke Schanback Apprentice School

 

Honorable Mention

Student-Athlete Institution
Zach Kirby Wright State - Lake Campus
Nick Jacoby Penn State Mont Alto
Zach Sott Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Ty Cole Penn State Beaver
Chris Kreider Penn State Schuylkill
Quinton Heckard Central Penn College
Charles Karchner Penn State Hazleton
Austin Lehman Penn State York
Carson Schuman Wright State - Lake Campus
Jake Schenz Cincinnati-Clermont
John Grable Cleary University
Will Kulcher Dean College
Derrick Eberhart Penn State Schuylkill
Kevin Sessa Penn State Brandywine
Brady Topper Penn State Mont Alto
Zachery Mattos College of St. Joseph
Will Peters Mississippi University for Women
Tyler Sargent NHTI