The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference has announced the baseball awards for the 2017 season, as voted on by the league's head coaches.
Concordia University Chicago's Bryan VanDuser was named Position Player of the Year and Benedictine University's Frank Greco was tabbed Pitcher of the Year.
Milwaukee School of Engineering's D.J. Ellifson was honored as Freshman of the Year while Concordia Chicago's Mike Stawski was voted Coach of the Year by his peers following the Cougars (26-11, 18-2 NACC) fifth straight NACC regular season title.
VanDuser (Plainfield, Ill.) led the league with a .430 batting average at the conclusion of the regular season. The sophomore shortstop also had the top on-base percentage at .430 and fourth-best slugging percentage at .631 as he connected for 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs while swiping 16 bases which was second in the conference.
Greco (Hickory Hills, Ill.) led the NACC with eight wins and a 1.94 ERA for the Eagles (23-16, 12-8). The sophomore right-hander led the conference with three shutouts and had 52 strikeouts to just 18 walks.
Ellifson (Oak Creek, Wis.), an outfielder, batted .329 with a .462 on-base percentage with 16 RBIs for the Raiders (19-19, 10-10) in his rookie campaign.
The complete awards listing appears below.
2017 NACC Baseball Awards
Position Player of the Year: Bryan VanDuser, Concordia Chicago
Pitcher of the Year: Frank Greco, Benedictine
Freshman of the Year: D.J. Ellifson, MSOE
Coach of the Year: Mike Stawski, Concordia Chicago
|First Team All-NACC|
|Mike Formella||Concordia Chicago||Jr.||P||Homer Glen, Ill.|
|Steve Gavin||Edgewood||Jr.||P||Reedsburg, Wis.|
|Frank Greco||Benedictine||So.||P||Hickory Hills, Ill.|
|Daniel Supple||Dominican||Sr.||P||Albany, Calif.|
|Kevin Coppin||Concordia Chicago||Jr.||C||Lisle, Ill|
|Brent Spohr||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||1B||Ingleside, Ill.|
|Tanner Kiser||Benedictine||Sr.||1B||Lake Zurich, Ill.|
|Mitch Wilson||Concordia Chicago||Jr.||2B||Oswego, Ill.|
|Owen Burnikel||MSOE||Jr.||3B||Winona, Minn.|
|Cole Logemann||Rockford||Sr.||SS||Lena, Ill.|
|Matt Schubert||Concordia Wisconsin||Sr.||SS||West Bend, Wis.|
|Bryan VanDuser||Concordia Chicago||So.||SS||Plainfield, Ill.|
|Jimmy Carrington||MSOE||Jr.||OF||Racine, Wis.|
|Colin Janison||Dominican||Jr.||OF||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Bryan Thomas||Concordia Wisconsin||Sr.||OF||Lowell, Ind.|
|Nick Lehner||Edgewood||Sr.||DH||Muskego, Wis.|
|Second Team All-NACC|
|David Camacho||Rockford||Sr.||P||Elk Grove, Ill.|
|Keaton Conner||Concordia Chicago||Jr.||P||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Andrew Gibbons||Concordia Wisconsin||Jr.||P||Markesan, Wis.|
|Brian Musielak||Concordia Chicago||Jr.||P||Chicago, Ill.|
|Chris Roycroft||Aurora||So.||P||Villa Park, Ill.|
|Jacob Stockman||Aurora||Jr.||P||Greenwood, S.C.|
|Travis Regalado||Lakeland||So.||1B||Wilcox, Ariz.|
|Jeff Woods||Aurora||Sr.||3B||Plano, Ill.|
|Erik Callaghan||Benedictine||Sr.||SS||Oak Forest, Ill.|
|Jeffrey Mayes||Aurora||So.||SS||Hoffman Estates, Ill.|
|Honorable Mention: Cody Caballero, Concordia Chicago, (Sr., P); Brendan Klein, Concordia Chicago (Sr., OF); Adam Lipscomb, Aurora (Sr., 2B); Matthew Olig, Concordia Wisconsin, (Fr., P); Garrett Willems, MSOE (Jr., 1B).|
|Seth Cox||Concordia Wisconsin||Fr.||P||Gilbert, Ariz.|
|Dylan Knoespel||Wisconsin Lutheran||Fr.||P||Brillion, Wis.|
|Mike Buckley||Dominican||Fr.||C||Frankfort, Ill.|
|Frankie Sessa||Dominican||Fr.||1B||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Trey Johnson||Marian||Fr.||3B||Trevor, Wis.|
|Spencer Garnett||Concordia Wisconsin||Fr.||SS||Clarendon Hills, Ill.|
|D.J. Ellifson||MSOE||Fr.||OF||Oak Creek, Wis.|
|Jack Feeley||Benedictine||Fr.||OF||Naperville, Ill.|
|Brannigan Hart||Wisconsin Lutheran||Fr.||OF||Davie, Fla.|
|Jimmy McLaughlin||Benedictine||Fr.||OF||Schaumburg, Ill.|