As both the Minnesota College Athletic Conference baseball season heads into post-season mode in the middle of May, MCAC coaches took time to recognize the top performers in each of the five-team Divisions.
The Southern Division honorees, topped by Division Player-of-the-Year Mason Ruhlman and Division Coach-of-the-Year Scott Koenigs, both of Riverland Community College, are as follows:
|All-Southern Division||First Team|
|Pitcher||Joel Barker||Minnesota West CTC|
|Pitcher||Josh Molina||Riverland Community College|
|Pitcher||Decker Quintana||Minnesota West CTC|
|Catcher||Louis Rosario||Riverland Community College|
|Infield||Mason Ruhlman||Riverland Community College %|
|Infield||Mitch Thomas||Rochester Community & Technical College|
|Infield||Mitch Martin||Western Technical College|
|Infield||Josh Molina||Riverland Community College|
|Outfield||Alex Ciola||Riverland Community College|
|Outfield||Jeremie Garcia||Minnesota West CTC|
|Outfield||Jace Lang||Rochester Community & Technical College|
|Designated Hitter||Patrick Taylor||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
|Coach of the Year||Scott Koenigs||Riverland Community College|
% - Division Player-of-the-Year
|2018 MCAC||All-Southern Division||Honorable Mention|
|Catcher||Cole Benson||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
|Infield||Levi Falde||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
|Pitcher||Nash Dazell||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
|Outfield/Pitcher||Kyle Nelson||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
|Outfield||Brady Braaten||Riverland Community College|
|Outfield||Aramis Linares||Minnesota West CTC|
|Pitcher||Jean Perez||Minnesota West CTC|
|Catcher||Jordan Hauser||Rochester Community & Technical College|
|Outfield||Jakob Masterson||Western Technical College|
|Infield||Dayne Marlenga||Western Technical College|
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference website main page is: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
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.