Fr. / Sauk Centre, MN
Soph. / Puerto Rico
On the heels of a Minnesota College Athletic Confernece Divisional regular season and MCAC/Region XIII Tournament post-season run, St. Cloud Technical & Community College baseball student-athletes Will Funk and Luis Massa have earned 2019 NJCAA Division III Baseball All-America honors.
Funk hit for .457 average in 2019, with seven home runs and 44 RBI's. He was an impressive 22-of-22 in stolen base attempts for the Cyclones; Funk also drew 18 walks on the year. The freshman from Sauk Centre, Minnesota was reliable in the field, turning in a .927 fielding percentage and recording 82 total put-outs. His stellar first-year campaign garnered Funk the Region XIII MVP honors, on top of his MCAC All-State and All-Division recognition. Funk was a key performer in a strong season for SCTCC; the Cyclones led the MCAC in Divisional winning percentage, recorded 36 wins overall and played their way to within one win of the 2019 NJCAA Division III Baseball Championships. Funk was a First Team Selection and one of only three freshman on the top squad.
Massa was a force at the plate for St. Cloud Technical & Community College, leading his squad in RBI's with 60 on the year. His .444 batting average was bolstered by knocking 20 doubles and a pair of triples, along with seven home runs. Massa was only caught stealing once in 11 attempts on the basepaths scored 51 times for SCTCC. The sophomore from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico was an MCAC All-State, All-Division and All-Region performer for SCTCC. Massa was also a 2018 NJCAA All-American selection, making him a two-time honoree in his career - he is listed on the Second Team in 2019.
For the recent 2019 NJCAA Division III Baseball All-America release, please click here or go to: http://njcaa.org/media/all-americans
Other awards from the MCAC baseball season include:
For the complete, 2019 NJCAA Region XIII Division III Baseball All-Region Team, please click here.
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.