7 Hurricanes named to All-ACC Baseball teams

Junior catcher Zack Collins becomes back-to-back first-team selection


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Seven University of Miami baseball players received all-conference honors, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday.

Junior catcher Zack Collins was the sole representative on the All-ACC first team.

Collins, who was a first-team selection last year, becomes Miami's first back-to-back first-team pick since Jon Jay in 2006. He batted .381 in the regular season with a team-high 11 home runs and 51 RBI for the Hurricanes. He also led the ACC in on-base percentage and walks.

Senior shortstop Brandon Lopez, sophomore outfielder Carl Chester, junior outfielder Willie Abreu, sophomore pitcher Michael Mediavilla and junior closer Bryan Garcia were named to the third team.

Right-handed pitcher Frankie Bartow earned a place on the ACC All-Freshman team.


2016 All-ACC Baseball Teams

First Team

C - Chris Okey, Clemson

C - Zack Collins, Miami

1B - Tristin English, Georgia Tech

2B - Nate Mondou, Wake Forest

3B - John Sansone, Florida State

3B - Will Craig, Wake Forest

SS - Charles Leblanc, Pitt

OF - Seth Beer, Clemson

OF - Kel Johnson, Georgia Tech

OF - Matt Gonzalez, Georgia Tech

OF - Corey Ray, Louisville

DH/UT - Brendan McKay, Louisville

SP - Drew Harrington, Louisville

SP - Brendan McKay, Louisville

SP - Connor Jones, Virginia

RP - Zack Burdi, Louisville

Second Team

C - Matt Thaiss, Virginia

1B - Preston Palmeiro, NC State

1B - Pavin Smith, Virginia

2B - Nick Solak, Louisville

2B - Johnny Ruiz, Miami

3B - Evan Mendoza, NC State

SS - Taylor Walls, Florida State

OF - Jimmy Herron, Duke

OF - Tyler Ramirez, North Carolina

OF - Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest

DH/UT - Jack Labosky, Duke

SP - Brandon Gold, Georgia Tech

SP - J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina

SP - T.J. Zeuch, Pitt

RP - Pat Krall, Clemson

RP - Matthew Gorst, Georgia Tech

Third Team

C - Will Smith, Louisville

1B - Gavin Sheets, Wake Forest

2B - Ernie Clement, Virginia

3B - Blake Tiberi, Louisville

SS - Connor Justus, Georgia Tech

SS - Devin Hairston, Louisville

SS - Brandon Lopez, Miami

OF - Willie Abreu, Miami

OF - Carl Chester, Miami

OF - Josh McLain, NC State

DH/UT - Nick Yarnall, Pitt

SP - Justin Dunn, Boston College

SP - Michael Mediavilla, Miami

SP - Zac Gallen, North Carolina

SP - Parker Dunshee, Wake Forest

RP - Bryan Garcia, Miami


All-Freshman Team

Jacob Stevens, SP, Boston College

Seth Beer, OF, Clemson

Jimmy Herron, OF, Duke

Zack Kone, SS, Duke

Cal Raleigh, C, Florida State

Tristin English, 1B, Georgia Tech

Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech

Devin Mann, 2B, Louisville

Frankie Bartow, RP, Miami

Brett Kinneman, OF, NC State

Matt Vierling, OF, Notre Dame

Yaya Chentouf, RP, Pitt

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