All posts by Christian Smith

NORTH ATLANTIC ALL-REGION TEAMS

Nine different teams are represented in the 2019 North Atlantic All-Region Teams.  Penn State leads the way with eight total players making All-Region, with four of those selections being North Atlantic 1st Team All-Region.  Congratulations to all those who made North Atlantic All-Region in 2019!

GULF COAST ALL-REGION TEAMS

Nine different teams are represented in the 2019 Gulf Coast All-Region Teams.  Texas A&M leads the way with 10 total players making All-Region, with six of those selections being Gulf Coast 1st Team All-Region.  Congratulations to all those who made Gulf Coast All-Region in 2019!

MID-AMERICA ALL-REGION TEAMS

Eleven different teams are represented in the 2019 Mid-America All-Region Teams.  The University of Iowa and Colorado State lead the way with eight players each making All-Region.  Two of Iowa’s selections are 1st team, while CSU has three selections making 1st team All Mid-America.  Congratulations to all those who made Mid-America All-Region in 2019!

SOUTHERN PACIFIC ALL-REGION TEAMS

Ten different teams are represented in the 2019 Southern Pacific All-Region Teams.  Grand Canyon leads the way with 9 total players making All-Region, with 3 of those selections being Southern Pacific 1st Team All-Region.  Congratulations to all those who made Southern Pacific All-Region in 2019!

NORTHERN PACIFIC ALL-REGION TEAMS

Six different teams are represented in the 2019 Northern Pacific All-Region Teams.  Oregon State leads the way with 11 total players making All-Region, with 3 of those selections being Northern Pacific 1st Team All Region.  Congratulations to all those who made Northern Pacific All-Region in 2019!

SOUTH ATLANTIC ALL-REGION TEAMS

Ten different teams are represented in the 2019 South Atlantic All Region Teams.  Florida State leads the way with 7 total players making All-Region, with 3 of those selections being South Atlantic 1st Team All Region.  Congratulations to all those who made South Atlantic All-Region in 2019!

MID-ATLANTIC ALL-REGION TEAMS

Seven different teams are represented in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic All-Region Teams.  East Carolina leads the way with 10 total players making All-Region, with five of those being Mid-Atlantic 1st Team All-Region.  Congratulations to all those who made Mid-Atlantic All-Region in 2019!

CURITORE NAMED DIRECTOR OF DI BASEBALL OPERATIONS

It is with great excitement to announce that Eric Curitore has become the Director of Division I Baseball Operations!  Eric will do a marvelous job with the Division I league and the NCBA couldn’t be more excited for you all to work with him.  For the past 5 years, Eric has been the Director of Division II Baseball Operations and has done tremendous things at that level.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Eric, he is former club baseball player and President at Bowling Green State University from 2007-2011 .  He volunteered with our organization for two years before being hired as a full time employee in 2011.  Since then, Eric has been a tremendous asset to CollClubSports and the NCBA and we couldn’t be happier to have him take on this new challenge of running Division I.  All of you will be in very good hands.  To reach Eric, you can email him at Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com or by phone at 412-321-8440 x101.

Christian Smith will still remain as the VP of Baseball Operations overseeing all NCBA Divisions.

RAWLINGS FINAL NCBA DI TOP 20

No doubt about it…Your new #1 Team in the Rawlings Final NCBA DI Top 20 is the 2019 NCBA Division I National Champions, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini!  Illinois had a remarkable run from the start!  After posting an incredible regular season record, the Illini dropped the first game of Regional’s, only to storm back and win the Great Lakes Regional Championship.  Making it back to the World Series for the first time since 2016 was an achievement, but they made sure they weren’t satisfied.  They reached the semi-finals after going 2-0 in their first two games against Oregon State and Boston College but found themselves against a very formidable opponent in Florida State.  After dropping the first game to FSU 1-0, the Illini were in a do or die situation and with their backs against the wall took down the Seminoles 4-3 to advance to their first national championship game since 2005.  There they met Grand Canyon University and defeated the ‘lopes 9-5 to capture their first ever club baseball national championship!