Four NACC Baseball Student-Athletes Named to D3baseball.com All-America Teams

2021 D3baseball.com All-Americans (clockwise from top left: Jack Surin, Benedictine; Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin; Corey Vondra, Aurora; Kevin Bushnell, Benedictine)
2021 D3baseball.com All-Americans (clockwise from top left: Jack Surin, Benedictine; Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin; Corey Vondra, Aurora; Kevin Bushnell, Benedictine)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- A total of four Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) baseball student-athletes were recognized Wednesday by inclusion on the 2021 D3baseball.com All-America Teams.

Benedictine University senior catcher Jack Surin and Concordia University Wisconsin junior third baseman Sam Beers were named to the third team, while Benedictine junior designated hitter Kevin Bushnell was a fourth-team pick and Aurora University senior outfielder Corey Vondra received honorable mention.

Surin, the NACC South Division Position Player of the Year, finished the season second in the conference with a .441 batting average. He reached base in every game this season and finished with 23 doubles, first in the nation, along with nine homers and 53 RBIs. The nine homers tied for fourth in the conference and the 53 RBIs tied for third. Surin is currently playing for the State College Spikes in the MLB Draft League for draft prospects.

Beers, the NACC North Division Co-Position Player of the Year, led the NACC with a .442 batting average and also recorded 69 hits and 41 runs, including 14 doubles, three triples, and seven home runs. He also had 46 RBI and six stolen bases.

Bushnell batted .342 while leading the conference in homers (17) and RBIs (57). The 17 homers were the second most in program history.

Vondra finished the 2021 campaign with a .410 batting average, eight home runs, six triples, 17 doubles, 65 runs scored and 56 runs batted in while also stealing nine bases. In the NCAA Division III St. Paul Regional, Vondra went 8-for-15 with four home runs (two grand slams), a triple, and 14 RBIs while scoring six times over the three-game stretch. He also walked once and was hit by a pitch.

2021 D3baseball.com All-America Team

First team

Pos. Name, School Yr. Avg R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Fld %
C Adam Zebrowski, St. John Fisher Sr .500 61 74 13 0 20 70 1 .992
1B Brian McAuliff, Denison Sr. .392 39 60 19 0 15 51 2 .983
2B Colby Martin, Shenadoah Fr. .482 60 82 14 7 8 55 25 .932
3B Luke Broadhurst, Eastern Conn. State Sr. .397 47 56 11 4 11 43 6 .888
SS Jake Reinhardt, North Park Sr. .424 50 73 11 7 15 61 12 .979
OF Ryan Bixler, Franklin Sr. .416 67 62 13 2 10 45 16 .978
OF Jonathan Kelso, UW-Platteville Jr. .442 55 69 18 4 9 36 27  1.000
OF Bret Williams, Penn State Harrisburg Sr. .450 55 58 7 1 17 66 16 .965
DH Max Nyrop, Saint John's (Minn.) So. .395 32 58 14 1 10 51 0 .000
UTL Tyler Horvat, Washington & Jefferson So. .366 34 41 8 5 4 34 11 .980
 Pos. Name, School Yr. ERA W-L Sv. IP H ER BB SO Opp. avg.
SP Jordy Allard, Babson Sr 0.91 7-0 0 49.2 29 5 2 55 .170
SP Ryan Loutos, Washington (Mo.) Sr. 1.23 11-1 1 87.2 56 12 11 110 .179
SP Matt Mulhearn, Webster Gr. 0.90 12-1 0 100.0 62 10 10 137 .178
SP Matt O'Sullivan, UW-Whitewater Sr. 1.96 10-0 0 87.1 58 19 16 125 .186
RP Drew Bryan, Chicago Fr. 0.00 6-0 2 29.0 9 0 11 46 .095
UTL Tyler Horvat, Washington & Jefferson So. 1.80 9-0 1 70.0 47 14 15 71 .184

Second team

Pos. Name, School Yr. Avg R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Fld %
C Gunner Rainey, Adrian Sr. .410 43 68 18 3 4 44 7 .996
1B Jack Barry, York (Pa.) Sr. .404 46 46 6 1 19 53 1 .982
2B Hunter Staniske, UW-Oshkosh Jr. .429 40 66 13 2 8 51 16 .956
3B Jordan Haworth, Pacific Lutheran Jr. .401 46 59 15 1 13 48 17 .877
SS Chase Anderson, Pacific Sr. .414 58 70 13 6 9 39 17  .959
OF Dougie DelaCruz, Mitchell Jr. .430 39 52 13 0 8 58 6 1.000
OF Turner Hill, Marietta   Sr. .449 67 88 18 3 1 32 30 .978
OF Aaron Whitley, Rochester So. .475 48 56 19 5 5 34 28 1.000
DH Vince Montone, Keystone Jr. .434 38 43 11 1 4 32 7 1.000
UTL Cole Trotignon, Pacific Lutheran Jr. .367 40 55 12 0 10 54 0 .991
 Pos. Name, School Yr. ERA W-L Sv. IP H ER BB SO Opp. avg.
SP Clayton Dwyer, Salisbury Sr. 1.93 10-0 1 70.0 47 15 10 96 .189
SP Graham Laubscher, St. Thomas (Minn.) Sr.  2.04 7-2 1 70.2 44 16 21 102 .177
SP Westin Muir, UW-Whitewater Jr. 1.23 9-1 0 73.0 48 10 18 90 .182
SP Kyle Roche, Franklin & Marshall  Jr. 1.00 7-0 0 45.0 20 5 7 54 .131
RP Sam Matthews, Marietta Jr. 1.47 8-3 8 73.1 52 12 6 84 .195
UTL Cole Trotignon, Pacific Lutheran  Jr. 3.75 6-1 0 62.1 67 26 16 38 .270

Third team

Pos. Name, School Yr. Avg R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Fld %
C Jack Surin, Benedictine Sr. .441 58 78 23 1 9 53 9 .985
1B Peter Cosentino, Montclair State So. .426 42 49 13 2 9 32 3 1.000
2B Matt O'Leary, Beloit So. .420 41 47 7 4 8 49 7 .945
3B Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin Jr. .442 41 69 14 3 7 46 6 .928
SS Sean Boylan, Misericordia   Sr. .444 46 59 11 1 7 55 10 .973
OF Scott Giordano, Cortland Sr. .414 38 58 15 1 6 35 4 1.000
OF Ryan Murphy, Rowan Jr. .409 45 61 16 2 5 25 5 .971
OF Bryce Novak, Gustavus Adolphus So. .470 33 63 10 3 3 21 13 1.000
DH Danny Dopp, Earlham Sr. .404 35 59 17 2 10 41 3 .980
UTL Mike Cirilli, Alvernia Sr .375 37 45 16 0 2 22 6 .962
 Pos. Name, School Yr. ERA W-L Sv. IP H ER BB SO Opp. avg.
SP Ben Lambert, Southern Maine Sr. 2.07 7-1 2 82.2 55 19 32 92 .186
SP Henry Litman, Washington & Jefferson Jr. 1.49 9-0 0 72.2 54 12 9 63 .200
SP Jake Seymour, La Roche Sr.  0.81 8-0 0 55.1 30 5 14 62 .157
SP Josh Vincent, Eastern Conn. State Sr. 1.72 6-2 0 62.2 41 12 23 80 .86
RP Jared Fong, Washington (Mo.) Sr. 0.41 4-0 9 44.1 28 2 4 36 .198
UTL Mike Cirilli, Alvernia Sr. 1.00 2-0 6 18.0 8 2 7 23 .131

Fourth Team

Pos. Name, School Yr. Avg R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Fld %
C Clay Sowell, Tufts So. .404 13 23 7 1 6 25 2 .974
1B Kyle Bouchard, Nichols Sr. .427 33 38 6 0 12 40 0 .987
2B Nick Carlini, Keystone Sr. .375 42 42 15 4 5 33 15 .955
3B Kyle Lauria, Oswego State Sr. .412 42 47 3 4 3 44 22 .889
SS Austin Denlinger, York (Pa.) Jr. .386 50 61 15 4 19 48 3 .937
OF Alex Ashby, Louisiana College Jr. .408 40 60 16 2 10 41 11 .973
OF Dallas Hite, Penn State Harrisburg Jr. .441 47 63 10 2 7 29 21 .966
OF Justin Meekins, Salisbury Sr. .378 36 45 5 0 5 35 12 .986
DH Kevin Bushnell, Benedictine Jr. .342 42 53 7 0 17 57 3 .000
UTL Carter Ballstadt, Piedmont Jr. .331 31 51 8 2 3 34 14 .981
 Pos. Name, School Yr. ERA W-L Sv. IP H ER BB SO Opp. avg.
SP Sam Carpenter, Piedmont  Sr. 2.42 9-4 0 100.1 85 27 18 123 .228
SP TJ Deardorff, Coe Sr. 2.28 10-2 0 79.0 67 20 16 60 .229
SP Luke Lamm, North Central (Ill.)   Jr. 2.16 11-0 0 87.2 72 21 16 92 .225
SP Joe Rabb, Merchant Marine Sr. 1.47 6-2 0 55.0 42 9 13 65 .209
RP Sidney Ferry, UW-Stevens Point So. 1.53 3-0 9 29.1 17 5 3 26 .163
UTL Carter Ballstadt, Piedmont  Jr. 2.49 0-1 10 25.1 23 7 10 45 .240

Honorable mention

Pos. Name, School Yr. Avg R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Fld %
C Rob Marinec, North Central (Ill.) Sr. .363 52 65 13 5 7 52 8 .980
1B Tyler Calvert, Berry   Sr. .438 54 63 8 4 11 62 19 .983
2B Tim Van Kirk, Washington (Mo.) Jr. .405 35 62 7 5 1 29 21 .979
3B Ryan McIsaac, Rowan Sr. .409 45 61 16 2 5 25 5 .816
SS Justin Graham, St. John Fisher Sr. .417 62 68 14 6 5 49 15 .964
OF John Mesagno, Eastern Conn. State Sr. .387 47 60 16 1 12 47 7 1.000
OF Avery Neaves, Lynchburg So. .377 64 72 18 7 10 69 25 .968
OF Corey Vondra, Aurora Sr. .410 65 80 17 6 8 56 9 .991
DH Brett Kiger, Beloit So. .383 30 36 10 0 8 47 0 1.000
UTL Kinston Carson, Lynchburg Gr. .318 54 57 11 4 3 42 16 .962
Pos. Name, School Yr. ERA W-L Sv. IP H ER BB SO Opp. avg.
SP Isaiah Alvarenga, East Texas Baptist So.  2.08 9-3 0 82.1 66 19 18 78 .215
SP Eli Atiya, Rowan So. 1.73 9-1 0 62.1 52 12 17 66 .221
SP Pierce Banks, Adrian Sr. 1.86 11-1 0 82.1 55 17 28 83 .191
RP Gavin Reily, Wheaton (Mass.) Sr. 2.17 5-2 0 54.0 45 13 8 42 .221
UTL Kinston Carson, Lynchburg  Gr. 3.02 3-2 0 56.2 66 19 26 53 .289