The NJCAA announced today that sophomore infielder Matt Quade of St. Cloud Technical & Community College has been named the 2018 Spalding® NJCAA DIII Baseball Defensive Player of the Year, as voted on by the NJCAA DIII Baseball Committee.
Quade earned MCAC Central Division 1st Team, 2018 NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove and NJCAA All-Academic, 2nd Team honors this past season. The Paynesville, Minnesota product was also tabbed as SCTCC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18.
For the full NJCAA release, please go to: http://njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2017-18/div3/releases/Quade_POTY
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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.