JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University baseball's freshman closer Chris Mauloni continues to add awards to his mantelpiece, earning First Team All-American and Third Team All-American honors on Wednesday.
Mauloni was recognized as a First Teamer by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and Rawlings/Perfect Game named him to its Third Team.
Today's announcements are two more recognitions for the decorated freshman from Jacksonville, Fla. He previously earned Third Team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball, as well as being named a Freshman All-American by NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball. He is currently a finalist for the Stopper of the Year award, presented yearly to the best relief pitcher in college baseball by the NCBWA, and was also a Second-Team All-ASUN and All-Freshman team selection in the conference.
Mauloni becomes the first JU player to be named a First Team All-American since Adam Brett Walker in 2011, and the first NCBWA First Teamer since Casey Shumaker in 2001.
The freshman set the school's single season and career saves record this year with 20, while also tying for the national lead in the category. He finished tied for the single-season saves record in the ASUN Conference, and became just the 26th player in NCAA history to register 20 or more saves in a single season.