NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 14, 2018) -- Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball standouts Justin Decker (Dominican College) and Matt Diesel (Felician University) were recently named to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District I Team, as announced by the national organization of sports information directors.
By being named to the all-district team, both Decker and Diesel will move on for consideration for the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this month. To be eligible for the Academic All-District Team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore both athletically and academically. They must also own a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution, and be a starter or important reserve on their team.
Decker earned Second-Team All-CACC honors as a third baseman this season, as he ranked third in the league in batting average (.388), fifth in on-base percentage (.489) and seventh in slugging percentage (.525). He homered once and drove in 36 runs in leading the Chargers to a second-place finish in the North Division and reaching the final four of the CACC Baseball Championship.
Decker, a junior, owns a 3.80 GPA in his major of financial management.
Diesel led the league in batting this season with a .435 clip. He also drove in a league-best 65 runs to help guide the Golden Falcons to the CACC South Division Championship, the No. 1 overall seed in the CACC Tournament and a berth in the conference championship final. Diesel also paced the conference in hits (87) and doubles (25). His on-base (.500) and slugging percentages (.700) were second highest in the CACC.
Diesel, a senior, sports a 3.71 GPA in his major of accounting.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.