1991 & 1997 NCAA Division III National Champions

Dexter Named ABCA/Rawlings All-American

Junior Jake Dexter was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America First Team (photos by Jason Johns).
Junior Jake Dexter was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America First Team (photos by Jason Johns).
Junior INF/RP Named to First Team

            GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight year, University of Southern Maine junior infielder/relief pitcher Jake Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America team.  Dexter was named to the NCAA Division III All-America first team at the utility player position.

            The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) released the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America teams Thursday evening.  The honorees were announced at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Division III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.

            Dexter became the 11th different USM player to receive multiple All-American citations from the ABCA, and one of 29 players to be named an ABCA Division III All-American since 1982.

            During the 2018 season that finished early this week with a loss to Swarthmore College in the finals of the NCAA Division III New York Regional tournament, Dexter batted .382 with 13 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 30 RBI.  He also had a .511 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and was successful on seven of nine steal attempts.

            On the mound, Dexter made 25 appearances, all in relief, compiling a 5-4 record with a single-season record 13 saves and a 2.44 ERA.  The right-hander worked a career-high 44 1/3 innings allowing 37 hits, 15 runs (12 earned) and 11 walks while striking out 47.  In addition to setting the single-season record for saves, Dexter became the Huskies' career saves leader against Plymouth State University on April 9 and has finished the season with 26 career saves.

            The Little East Conference Player of the Year, Dexter was previously named to the All-LEC first team at second base and relief pitcher.  He was also selected for the ABCA/Rawlings Division III New England All-Region and NEIBA (New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association) All-New England first teams as the utility player.  Dexter was named to the D3baseball.com All-America first team and was voted the D3baseball.com New England Region Player of the Year.

            During the regular season, Dexter was named the LEC Pitcher of the Week on April 9, and the LEC Player of the Week the following week.

            Southern Maine finished the 2018 season at 30-15 overall, including a 9-5 mark during the Little East Conference regular season.

 

 

2018-ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America Teams

NCAA Div. III All-America First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Austin Parent

Jr.

Pitt-Bradford

PA

1B

Jake Schuster

So.

Marywood

PA

2B

Mike DeDonato

Gr.

Endicott

MA

3B

Seth Woodard

Jr.

Christopher Newport

VA

SS

Michael Wielansky

Jr.

Wooster

OH

OF

Daytona Bryden

Sr.

Wisconsin-Whitewater

WI

OF

Grant Myers

Sr.

Monmouth

IL

OF

Mike Wisz

So.

North Central

IL

DH

Cal Aldridge

Jr.

Wisconsin-Whitewater

WI

UT

Jake Dexter

Jr.

Southern Maine

ME

UT

Jake Vesling

Sr.

Union

NY

P

Connor Reeves

Sr.

Salisbury

MD

P

Tommy Parsons

Sr.

Adrian

MI

P

Colin Selby

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

VA

P

Nathan Malinovsky

Sr.

Texas Lutheran

TX

 

NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Nick Raposo

So.

Wheaton

MA

1B

Barry Casey

Sr.

UT Dallas

TX

1B

Chris Fowler

Sr.

UMass Boston

MA

2B

Ryan McCarty

Fr.

Penn State Abington

PA

3B

Michael Mateja

Jr.

North Central

IL

3B

Brendan Gardiner

Sr.

Redlands

CA

SS

Colin Kelly

So.

Union

NY

SS

Aaron Singh

Jr.

Redlands

CA

OF

Garrett Wilson

So.

Spalding

KY

OF

Dudley Taw

So.

Baldwin Wallace

OH

OF

Sean Guida

Sr.

Roanoke

VA

OF

Tanner Johnson

Sr.

Denison

OH

OF

Riley Schaefer

Sr.

Texas Lutheran

TX

DH

Dan Harwood

So.

Wooster

OH

UT

Chandler Dippman

Jr.

Wooster

OH

P

Jimi Keating

Sr.

Spalding

KY

P

Mike Formella

Sr.

Concordia Chicago

IL

P

Troy Terzi

Sr.

Keystone

PA

P

Dylan Drgac

Sr.

Texas Lutheran

TX

P

Matt Cronin

Jr.

UMass Dartmouth

MA

 

NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Alex Kachler

So.

Methodist

NC

1B

Kyler Kent

So.

Webster

MO

2B

Rocco Maue

Jr.

Case Western Reserve

OH

3B

Jack Koch

Fr.

Union

NY

SS

Ben Beachy

Jr.

Otterbein

OH

SS

Chris Seibert

Jr.

Wesley

DE

OF

Brady Ballstadt

Jr.

Piedmont

GA

OF

Ryan Bixler

So.

Franklin

IN

OF

Tyler Cauley

So.

Texas Lutheran

TX

OF

Derek Manning

Jr.

Elizabethtown

PA

P

Mike Harrington

Sr.

Cortland

NY

P

Danny Serreino

Jr.

Rowan

NJ

P

Colan Treml

Jr.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

WI

P

Ricky Conti

Jr.

Swarthmore

PA

P

Jacob Stockman

Sr.

Aurora

IL

 

 

 

-ble-