MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) was well represented on the D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region Teams released Thursday.
A total of 14 NACC student-athletes were selected, accounting for a full one-third of all players selected for the teams.
Regular-season champion Concordia University Chicago accounted for six of the honors, placing two individuals on each of the three teams. Senior outfielder Connor Brandon - the NACC Position Player of the Year - and sophomore first baseman Brody Mariotti were named to the first team, senior third baseman Bryan VanDuser and sophomore starting pitcher Cole Carman landed on the second team and senior shortstop Jose Mercado and senior starting pitcher Adam Gregory ended up on the third team. Only UW-Whitewater (seven) had more players selected to the all-region team.
NACC Tournament champion Aurora University had three all-region selections - first-teamers AJ Gill (outfield) and Nicholas Mathey (relief pitcher) and second-teamer Davis Purviance (outfield).
Rockford University was the third NACC program with multiple all-region selections. NACC Pitcher of the Year Zack Jones was picked to the first team, while second baseman Hunter Fiorito earned third-team honors.
Benedictine University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Lakeland University each had one individual named to the third team. Benedictine was represented by relief pitcher Marty Maves, Illinois Tech by outfielder Michael Courtney and Lakeland by utility player Nathan Hemmerling.
Hemmerling, the only freshman among this year's all-region selections, was also named Midwest Region Rookie of the Year, while CUC's Mike Stawski was named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
Players were nominated for these awards by the sports information directors at the various schools.
2019 D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region
Player of the Year: Cal Aldridge, 3B, Sr., UW-Whitewater
Pitcher of the Year: Zach Pronschinske, Jr., UW-La Crosse
Rookie of the Year: Nathan Hemmerling, UT, Lakeland
Coach of the Year: Mike Stawski, Concordia Chicago
|C||Graham Low||Macalester||Sr.||Piedmont, Calif.|
|1B||Brody Mariotti||Concordia Chicago||So.||Yorktown, Ind.|
|2B||Nick Schrader||UW-Whitewater||Sr.||Jefferson, Wis.|
|SS||Ben Boran||Bethany Lutheran||Sr.||Waterville, Minn.|
|3B||Cal Aldridge||UW-Whitewater||Sr.||Crystal Lake, Ill.|
|OF||Connor Brandon||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Joliet, Ill.|
|OF||AJ Gill||Aurora||Jr.||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|OF||Noah Jensen||UW-Whitewater||Jr.||Kenosha, Wis.|
|DH||Joey Stock||Saint John's (Minn.)||Jr.||Cold Spring, Minn.|
|UTL||Nolan Schoonveld||Hamline||Sr.||Middleton, Wis.|
|SP||James Green||Saint Mary's (Minn.)||So.||East Bethel, Minn.|
|SP||Zack Jones||Rockford||Jr.||Rockford, Ill.|
|SP||Zach Pronschinske||UW-La Crosse||Jr.||Arcadia, Wis.|
|RP||Nicholas Mathey||Aurora||Sr.||Parker, Colo.|
|C||Mike Aiello||UW-Whitewater||Sr.||Racine, Wis.|
|1B||Blaise Fairbanks||Minn.-Morris||Sr.||Cambridge, Minn.|
|2B||Grant Becher||Bethany Lutheran||Jr.||Wells, Minn.|
|SS||Nick Santoro||UW-Whitewater||So.||Naperville, Ill.|
|3B||Bryan Vanduser||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Plainfield, Ill.|
|OF||Ross Beumer||Bethany Lutheran||So.||Northfield, Minn.|
|OF||Lane Girtz||St. Scholastica||So.||Pierz, Minn.|
|OF||Davis Purviance||Aurora||Sr.||Lockport, Ill.|
|DH||Eric Pearson||St. Scholastica||Jr.||Champlin, Minn.|
|UTL||Braeden Barr||UW-Superior||Sr.||San Diego, Calif.|
|SP||Cole Carman||Concordia Chicago||So.||Littleton, Colo.|
|SP||Jake Dickmeyer||Saint John's (Minn.)||Sr.||Woodbury, Minn.|
|SP||Westin Muir||UW-Whitewater||So.||St. Charles, Ill.|
|RP||Connor Spear||UW-Whitewater||So.||Highland, Ind.|
|C||Cory Albertson||UW-Superior||Jr.||Stillwater, Minn.|
|1B||Kasey Bass||UW-Stout||Jr.||Sun Prairie, Wis.|
|2B||Hunter Fiorito||Rockford||Sr.||Batavia, Ill.|
|SS||Jose Mercado||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Medellin, Columbia|
|3B||Aaron Simmons||UW-Stevens Point||So.||Franklin, Wis.|
|OF||Michael Courtney||Illinois Tech||So.||Willow Springs, Ill.|
|OF||Payton Nelson||UW-Stevens Point||So.||Wausau, Wis.|
|OF||Aaron Weber||St. Scholastica||Jr.||Sauk Rapids, Minn.|
|DH||Carson Youngquist||UW-La Crosse||Jr.||Sussex, Wis.|
|UTL||Nathan Hemmerling||Lakeland||Fr.||Riverside, Calif.|
|SP||Connor Cook||UW-La Crosse||Jr.||Roselle, Ill.|
|SP||Henry DeCaster||St. Thomas (Minn.)||Sr.||Shoreview, Minn.|
|SP||Adam Gregory||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Palos Heights, Ill.|
|RP||Marty Maves||Benedictine||Sr.||Oswego, Ill.|