Carico Adds Two More All-America Honors
Davidson catcher Michael Carico has added two more All-America honors to his postseason collection, this time receiving recognition from D1Baseball.com and Baseball America.
The Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, Carico was named to the D1Baseball.com Second Team and to Baseball America’s Third Team. That takes his All-America honors to four, following Second Team selections by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings and Collegiate Baseball.
As a sophomore, Carico led the nation with a .559 on-base percentage, while leading Davidson to a program-best 43-13 record and its first outright regular-season conference title.
Carico, from Kernersville, piled up the stats this spring, including a .406 average, an .843 slugging percentage and a program-record and league-leading 21 home runs. He also set single-season Davidson records with 71 runs scored, 43 extra-base hits, 166 total bases, 26 hit-by-pitches and with the on-base and slugging percentages.
Along with collecting awards, Carico is having an action-packed summer. He is playing with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League and will take part in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp from June 30 to July 4. On Wednesday evening, he’ll be in Wichita, Kan., as one of three finalists for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher Award.
Carico was also a finalist for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, earned a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Team and was on the ABCA/Rawlings National Gold Glove Team.