WASHINGTON - Stefan Poggioli and Joseph Salzano of The Catholic University of America baseball team have each garnered spots on the American Baseball Coaches Association Recognition/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Region Teams.
The Landmark Conference tournament MVP, Poggioli, has now been recognized for his 2015 season efforts as a First-Team All-Landmark selection, D3Baseball.com Second-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region pick and Third-Team ABCA/Rawlings NCAA DIII All-Mid-Atlantic Region pick.
Salzano's 2015 awards resume now consists of a a First-Team All-Landmark pick, D3Baseball.com Third-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection and Third-Team ABCA/Rawlings NCAA DIII All-Mid-Atlantic Region pick.
The 2015 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee. All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors.
ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Americans and Gold Glove winners will be announced on May 21, 2015. 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.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 6,600 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, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 72nd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 7-10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.