Ver Steeg Named To All-MIAC Team

Sophomore Austin Ver Steeg earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the first time in his career and carried on the long line of Cobber all-conference players.
Sophomore Austin Ver Steeg earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the first time in his career and carried on the long line of Cobber all-conference players.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/15/18)---Sophomore Austin Ver Steeg finished off his stellar season by being named to the MIAC All-Conference Team as a pitcher. Ver Steeg was in the Top 10 in the league for earned run average in conference games.

Senior Turner Storm was the team's selection to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Ver Steeg earns MIAC All-Conference honors for the first time in his career. Ver Steeg is the 22nd Cobber player to earn All-MIAC honors in the past 10 seasons. Concordia has had at least one all-conference award winner since the 1989 season – a span that encompasses 30 seasons of play.

Ver Steeg appeared in three games, all as a starting pitcher, and finished with a 1.71 ERA. He totaled 21.0 innings pitched in the three games and struck out 18 batters. His strikeout total pushed him into the Top 15 in the conference in that statistical category.      

Ver Steeg only allowed four earned runs in his 21.0 innings pitched and had a 1.05 WHIP (walks + hits/innings pitched).

Ver Steeg only allowed two earned runs in his last two starts of the year and his lone win in conference play came against Gustavus when he pitched 6.0 innings, allowed only one earned run and struck out five.

Ver Steeg also played 17 conference games as the team's designated hitter. He was tied for the team lead in doubles in league play with five and finished with 11 hits and three walks.

Storm had an eventful senior season as he became the 26th player in program history to eclipse the 100-hit mark. He finished his career with 11 hits which is tied for 19th on the team's all-time hit list.      

2018 MIAC Baseball Awards
Max Molock Player of the Year – Graham Low | Catcher | Macalester College (Jr. | Piedmont, Calif)
Mike Augustin Pitcher of the Year – Jake Dickmeyer | Pitcher | Saint John's University (Jr. | Woodbury, Minn.)
Rookie of the Year – James Green | Pitcher | Saint Mary's University (Fr. | East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis)
Jim Dimick Coach of the Year – Jerry Haugen | Saint John's University (41st Season)


 2018 MIAC Baseball All-Conference Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Nolan Lepel

Gustavus

Sr.

Plato, Minn. | Glencoe-Silver Lake

C

Graham Low

Macalester

Jr.

Piedmont, Calif.

1B

Nolan Schoonveld

Hamline

Jr.

Middleton, Wis.

1B

Jeron Terres

Saint John's

Sr.

Cold Spring, Minn. | Rocori

2B

Mike Brookshaw

Augsburg

Jr.

Prescott, Wis.

2B

Carter Clemensen

Gustavus

Fr.

Cologne, Minn. | Central

3B

Ben Castagnetti

Macalester

Sr.

Bethesda, Md. | Walt Whitman

SS

Jake Smith

St. Thomas

Sr.

Apple Valley, Minn.

OF

Ryan Moriarty

Gustavus

Jr.

Le Sueur, Minn. | Le Sueur-Henderson

OF

Mitch Benson

Hamline

Sr.

Cedar, Minn. | St. Francis

OF

Wyatt Ulrich

Saint John's

So.

Indus, Minn. | International Falls

OF

Max Jackson

Saint John's

Jr.

St. Paul, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall

DH

John Leach

Bethel

Sr.

Edina, Minn.

DH

Collin Brantner

Macalester

Sr.

Farmington, Conn. | Kingswood Oxford

DH

Ryan Lust

St. Thomas

So.

Blaine, Minn.

P

Michael Bohlke

Bethel

Jr.

Maple Grove, Minn. | Wayzata

P

Jake Marsh

Bethel

So.

Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata

P

Carson Selin

Bethel

Sr.

Brooklyn Park, Minn. | Park Center

P

Austin Ver Steeg

Concordia

So.

Glenwood, Minn. | Minnewaska Area

P

Sam Archer

Gustavus

Jr.

Zimmerman, Minn. | Princeton

P

Casey Lewandoski

Gustavus

Sr.

Fairbanks, Alaska | West Valley

P

Joe Trier

Macalester

Sr.

Madison, Wis. | Madison West

P

Matthew Plisko

Macalester

So.

Alpharetta, Ga. | Pace Academy

P

Jake Dickmeyer

Saint John's

Jr.

Woodbury, Minn.

P

Dan Kuhn

Saint John's

Jr.

Alexandria, Minn.

P

Bennett Wiggins

Saint John's

Jr.

St. Anthony, Minn.

P

James Green

Saint Mary's

Fr.

East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis

P

Jake Mathison

St. Olaf

Sr.

Northfield, Minn.

P

Henry DeCaster

St. Thomas

Jr.

Shoreview, Minn. | Mounds View

P

Ryan Zimmerman

St. Thomas

Sr.

Eden Prairie, Minn.


 2018 MIAC Baseball All-Defensive Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Dominick Schleper

Saint John's

Sr.

Shakopee, Minn.

1B

Jeron Terres

Saint John's

Sr.

Cold Spring, Minn. | Rocori

2B

Mike Brookshaw

Augsburg

Jr.

Prescott, Wis.

3B

Joey Fredrickson

Bethel

So.

Arden Hills, Minn. | Mounds View

SS

Joe Seegers

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Oconomowoc, Wis.

OF

Jordan DeCroock

Augsburg

Sr.

Farmington, Minn.

OF

Sam Horner

Bethel

Jr.

Woodbury, Minn. | New Life Academy

OF

Wyatt Ulrich

Saint John's

So.

Indus, Minn. | International Falls

SP

James Green

Saint Mary's

Fr.

East Bethel, Minn.

RP

Zach Smith

Hamline

Sr.

Burnsville, Minn.


 2018 MIAC Baseball All-Sportsmanship Team

Pos.

Name

Institution

Class

 Hometown | High School

C

Jacob Kari

Augsburg

Sr.

North Branch, Minn.

OF

Michael Wesner

Bethel

Sr.

River Falls, Wis.

P

Tyler Rolland

Carleton

Sr.

Burnsville, Minn. | Apple Valley

1B

Turner Storm

Concordia

Sr.

Thief River Falls, Minn. | Lincoln

3B

Brock Peterson

Gustavus

Sr.

Cannon Falls, Minn.

P

Brandon Rushmeyer

Hamline

Sr.

Champlin, Minn. | Champlin Park

OF

Nick McMullen

Macalester

Sr.

Payson, Ariz.

2B

Brennan Swan

Saint John's

Sr.

Plymouth, Minn. | Totino-Grace

SS

Joe Seegers

Saint Mary's

Sr.

Oconomowoc, Wis.

P

Jake Mathison

St. Olaf

Sr.

Northfield, Minn.

C

Dylan Valentyn

St. Thomas

Sr.

Faribault | Bethlehem Academy