DURHAM, N.C. – Jacksonville University baseball's Chris Mauloni was named to the Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team on Wednesday. It is the sixth All-American distinction for the freshman closer who tied for the nation's lead in saves this past season.
He becomes the first Baseball America Freshman All-American in school history and surpassed Adam Brett Walker's five total honors in 2011 as the Dolphin with the most national awards in a single season.
Mauloni was previously recognized by Collegiate Baseball as both a Freshman and Third-Team selection, was named to the Freshman and First-Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Rawlings/Perfect Game also placed him on its Third-Team. The right-hander set both the single-season and career saves record in just his first year as a Dolphin, and was a finalist for Stopper of the Year, presented annually to the top reliever in college baseball by the NCBWA.
The staff of Baseball America selected the Freshman All-American teams. BA has served as one of the forefront voices in baseball at all levels since its inception in 1981, and covers and ranks players from the prep level all the way to the pros.