Tri-C Outfielder Catches NJCAA All-American Accolade
June 22, 2017
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Matt Starcovic earns spot among the nation’s top players
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) baseball player Matt Starcovic has been named a 2017 NJCAA Division II All-American, adding to his list of honors following a stellar season.
The outfielder batted .400 for the Challengers and ranked among the team’s top sluggers with 11 home runs and 18 doubles. He also scored 64 runs and added 54 RBI while reaching base in nearly half his at-bats.
Starcovic was named a third-team All-American. He was the only Ohio player honored.
In May, Starcovic received the 2017 Player of the Year award from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. He claimed the conference Player of the Week three times during the season.
He currently is playing for the Portland Pickles of the Great West League, a summer collegiate wood bat league in Oregon and Washington.
The sophomore from North Olmsted is working toward an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C.
The Challengers ended the season ranked 13th in the nation with a record of 45-14. The team finished second in the conference standings and third in the NJCAA Region XII regional tournament.
For more information on Tri-C teams, visit www.tri-c.edu/athletics.