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The five Chaps recognized with preseason honors on the diamond

Collegiate Baseball Recognizes Five Chaps With Preseason Honors

Collegiate Baseball released their 2018 NCAA Div. II Preseason All-American Teams and Lubbock Christian University was recognized with Ricky Contreras (pitcher), Daniel Crooks (pitcher) and Ryan Rogers (designated hitter) each receiving Preseason All-American honors out of the South Central Region.

The publication also named Keaton Greenwalt (infield) to the South Central Region Watch List and Ryan Johnson (pitcher) to the South Central Region Newcomers Watch List.

For bios on each of the recognized players, read the full article at

Contreras becomes the first two-time Preseason All-American nominee honored by Collegiate Baseball (the publication has also carried the name as College Baseball Newspaper and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper) in program history.

Since joining NCAA Div. II, LCU has had five players honored with Preseason All-American honors. Last season, Contreras was joined by infielder Brandon Rix.

The Chaps begin their 2018 season Feb. 9 at home hosting Regis (Colo.) for a four-game series.