Harris earns NCBWA All-America honors

Harris earns NCBWA All-America honors

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo redshirt junior Dylan Harris took his place among the elite of Division II baseball when he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America team, unveiled Wednesday.

Harris was a Second Team honoree as a Utility player.

Harris played all 49 games for Saint Leo, and finished the regular season leading both Saint Leo and all of the Sunshine State Conference with a .448 batting average and 99 hits. He ranked fifth and second respectively in those two categories among NCAA Division II statistical leaders at the end of the 2017 regular season.

The Land O' Lakes, Fla., native's 99 hits were the most by a Saint Leo baseball player since Brian Krot's 102 hits during the 1999 campaign. Harris finished the season with 257 career hits, just 14 shy of teammate Alex Mata's career hits record of 271.

Of his 99 hits, 24 were for extra bases including 20 doubles and four home runs. Harris drove in 33 runs while scoring 49 himself. He finished the year with a .593 slugging percentage and a .472 on-base percentage. Harris went 15-for-19 on the base paths in stolen bases this season, moving him to 40 stolen bases in his career.

From February 11 to April 1, Harris recorded a team best 26-game hitting streak before capping off the 2017 campaign with a 13-game hit streak.

The accolade adds to an impressive list of awards for the Lions' third baseman and outfielder. Harris previously earned First Team All-South Region honors from the NCBWA, and was tabbed as a Second Team-All-South Region selection on the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) team. He earned Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference from the conference's head coaches.

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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION
DIVISION II POST-SEASON HONORS

Player of the Year: Zack Shannon, Delta State (Miss.), Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Pitcher of the Year: Jacob Blank, Augustana (S.D.), Jr., Gretna, Neb.
Coach of the Year: Mike Kinnison, Delta State (Miss.)

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA

C

Andrew Webster

Barton College (N.C.)

Sr.

Pittsboro, N.C.

1B

Zack Shannon

Delta State (Miss.)

Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

2B

Jake Walters

Quincy (Ill.)

Sr.

St. Louis, Mo.

3B

Max Hogan

Missouri Southern

Sr.

Belton, Tex.

SS

Brandon Benson

Georgia College

Sr.

Loganville, Ga.

OF

Nick Beinlich

Belmont-Abbey (N.C.)

Jr.

Easton, Penn.

OF

Bligh Madris

Colorado Mesa

So.

Las Vegas, Nev.

OF

Trevor Rucker

Southern Arkansas

Sr.

Prescott, Ark.

DH

Kris Ashland

Augustana (S.D.)

Sr.

Bloomington, Minn.

UTIL*

Ryan Colombo

Drury (Mo.)

Sr.

Topeka, Kan.

SP

Jacob Blank

Augustana (S.D.)

Jr.

Gretna, Neb.

SP

Austin Hutchison

Mount Olive (N.C.)

Sr.

Dandridge, Tenn.

SP

Kyle Leahy

Colorado Mesa

So.

Boulder, Colo.

RP

Zach Mozingo

Mount Olive (N.C.)

Sr.

Goldsboro, N.C.

UTIL*

Ryan Colombo

Drury (Mo.)

Sr.

Topeka, Kan.

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA

C

Gable Whitacre

St. Edward's (Texas)

Sr.

Austin, Texas

1B

Justin Childers

Ohio Dominican

Jr.

Pickerton, Ohio

2B

Hunter Merrill

Mars Hill (N.C.)

Sr.

Pittsford, N.Y.

3B

Tyler Curtis

Lynn (Fla.)

Sr.

Newburgh, N.Y.

SS

Kevin Santa

Tampa (Fla.)

Sr.

Yabucoa, P.R.

OF

Pablo O'Connor

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

Jr.

El Cajon, Calif.

OF

Luke Setzer

Catawba College (N.C.)

Jr.

Salisbury, N.C.

OF

David Vinsky

Northwood (Mich.)

Fr.

Farmington Hills, Mich.

DH

Zach Mozingo

Mount Olive (N.C.)

Sr.

Goldsboro, N.C.

UTIL

Dylan Harris

St. Leo (Fla.)

Jr.

Land O Lakes, Fla.

SP

Tyler Jandron

Northwood (Mich.)

Jr.

Nagaunee, Mich.

SP

Dalton Roach

Minnesota State

Jr.

Eau Claire, Wisc.

SP

Jake Walsh

Florida Southern

Jr.

Indialantic, Fla.

RP

Mackenzy Larsen

Southern Arkansas

Sr.

Texarkana, Tex.

 

THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICA

C

Hunter Hisky

Southwest Baptist (Mo.)

So.

Kansas City, Mo.

1B

Jake Kennedy

Shippensburg (Pa.)

Sr

Thorndale, Pa.

2B

Chris Gonzalez

Mercyhurst (Pa.)

Sr

Canovanas, Puerto Rico

3B

Chase Allen

Limestone (S.C.)

So.

Sharpsburg, Ga.

SS

Micah Kaaukai

Cameron (Okla.)

Jr.

Hilo, Hawaii

OF

Clay Casey

Delta State (Miss.)

Jr.

Melbourne, Fla.

OF

Jimmy Latona

Mercyhurst (Pa.)

Sr

Rochester, N.Y.

OF

Patrick O'Donnell

Augustana (S.D.)

Sr.

Andover, Minn.

DH

Shane Dressler

West Chester (Pa.)

Jr

York Haven, Pa.

UTIL

Jacob Boston

Angelo State (Texas)

Jr.

Chandler, Ariz.

SP

Joseph Benitez

USC Aiken

Sr.

Crofton, Md.

SP

Casey Costello

Chico State (Calif.)

Jr.

La Quinta, Calif.

SP

Marshall Kasowski

West Texas A&M

Jr.

Conroe, Texas

RP

Rusty Huber

Rogers State (Okla.)

Sr.

San Diego, Calif.

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

C             Andrew Jaehnig, Jr., Assumption (Mass.); Austin Szink, Gr., Walsh (Ohio).
1B           Mason McClellan, Jr., Columbus State (Ga.).
2B           Ryan McBroom, Sr., Emporia State (Kan.); Chris Miguel, Sr., Rogers State (Okla.).             
3B           Cameron Santos, Jr., Chico State (Calif.)
SS           Joseph Pena, Jr., St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.); Cole Taylor, Jr., Illinois-Springfield.
OF          Romeo Cortina, Sr., St. Edward's (Texas); Giovanni Dingcong, Jr., St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.); Michael Gouge, Sr., North Georgia; Justin Graff-Rowe, Jr., Central Missouri.
DH          Vin Cosenzo, Sr., Tampa (Fla.); Ethan Wiskur, Sr., Hillsdale (Mich.).
UTIL       Ian Allen, Sr., East Stroudsburg (Pa.); Christian Broussard, Jr., Cal. St.-Los Angeles; Calvin Hawke, Sr., Barton College (N.C.).
SP           Roscoe Blackburn, Jr., Malone (Ohio); Matthew Gunter, Sr., Hawaii Pacific; Bryant Haralson, Jr., Henderson State (Ark.); John Holland, Sr., Felician (N.J.); Frankie Moscatiello, Jr., St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.); Ryan Pansch, Jr., Shepherd (W. Va.); TJ Santiago, Sr., Adelphia (N.Y.).
RP           Josiah Gray, So., LeMoyne (N.Y.); Cameron Hanes, Sr., Florida Southern; Ryan McSweeney, Sr., Walsh (Ohio).