COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach John Szefc and the University of Maryland baseball team was honored as a recipient of the National Most Valuable Program award presented by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB) on Friday.
The award is intended to recognize college and university coaches each year that have had the greatest impact on advancing the goals and objectives of the NACSB.
This past summer, Maryland had 24 players participate in NACSB affiliated leagues including four all-stars and seven players that were a part of championship teams. Maryland totaled 46 points to earn top honors ahead of Georgia (39) and Kennesaw State (38).
Kevin Martir (NECBL), Zach Morris (CRCBL), Bobby Ruse (CRCBL) and LaMonte Wade (CRCBL) earned all-star honors in their respective leagues this past summer.
In 2013, more than 800 programs (3500+ players) were considered for the award. To be considered, at least one student athlete from the coach's college must have signed a letter of commitment to an NACSB league and participated in the league during the 2013 season. Points are awarded to the school based on players' participation as well as performance throughout the summer season.
The NACSB, a national alliance of non-profit collegiate summer leagues partially funded by Major League Baseball, is committed to providing a player focused experience and the highest level of amateur baseball.
For more information, visit NACSB.org.