MIAC baseball players add accolades as ABCA announces annual awards

Saint Mary's sophomore James Green was named Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year by the ABCA.
Saint Mary's sophomore James Green was named Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year by the ABCA.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its annual All-Region and All-America Teams this week and several Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) student-athletes were among the honorees.

MIAC Player of the Year Graham Low (Macalester) and Pitcher of the Year James Green (Saint Mary's) were both named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Third Team. Green was also selected the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year and both players were among the eleven MIAC selections to the All-Region squads, which included five First Team honorees.

Other First Team All-Region picks included Saint Mary's outfielder Matt Piechowski and Saint John's pitcher Jake Dickmeyer and designated hitter Joey Stock. Dickmeyer earned his third straight All-Region nod, having been a Second Team selection in 2017 and 2018. Macalester's Low was also a repeat honoree, moving up to the First Team this year after a Second Team selection in 2018.

St. Olaf second baseman Tommy McDonald joined Concordia pitcher Austin Ver Steeg on the Second Team. Ver Steeg was a Third Team All-Midwest Region pick a year ago. Four more MIAC players landed on the Third Team All-Region squad this season, including Ole infielders Luke Dahl and Dylan Blake, Hamline utility player Nolan Schoonveld, and Concordia pitcher Ty Syverson. Schoonveld was a Third Team All-Region pick in 2018.


2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-America
Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Team Previous Selections
C Graham Low Macalester Sr. Piedmont, Calif. Third Team --
SP James Green Saint Mary's So. East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis Third Team --
2019 ABCA/Rawlings Midwest Pitcher of the Year
Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Previous Selections
SP James Green Saint Mary's So. East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis --
2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region
Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Team Previous Selections
C Graham Low Macalester Sr. Piedmont, Calif. First Team 2018 (2T)
OF Matt Piechowski Saint Mary's Jr. Hutchinson, Minn. First Team --
DH Joey Stock Saint John's Jr. Cold Spring, Minn. | Saint John's Prep First Team --
SP James Green Saint Mary's So. East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis First Team --
SP Jake Dickmeyer Saint John's Sr. Woodbury, Minn. First Team 2018 (2T) | 2017 (2T)
2B Tommy McDonald St. Olaf Jr. Northfield, Minn. Second Team --
SP Austin Ver Steeg Concordia Jr. Glenwood, Minn. | Minnewaska Area Second Team 2018 (3T)
1B Luke Dahl St. Olaf Sr. Rosemount, Minn. Third Team --
3B Dylan Blake St. Olaf Jr. Woodbury, Minn. | East Ridge Third Team --
UT Nolan Schoonveld Hamline Sr. Middleton, Wis. Third Team 2018 (3T)
SP Ty Syverson Concordia Jr. Moorhead, Minn. Third Team --