Baseball’s Carico Named to NCBWA All-America Team
Davidson catcher Michael Carico was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-America Team Thursday afternoon.
The First Team selection is the fifth preseason honor for the junior, who led the country with a .559 on-base percentage a year ago. He previously was named First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game, and on Monday, he was named Second Team by Baseball America and D1Baseball.com.
Carico had a breakthrough campaign last spring when he earned the ABCA/Rawlings National Gold Glove for all catchers, set a school record with 21 home runs and became the first Wildcat Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. He earned All-America honors from ABCA/Rawlings, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.com and was a finalist for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher Award and the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.
Along with establishing Davidson’s single-season home run and on-base records last season, Carico also set program marks with an .843 slugging percentage, 71 runs scored, 43 extra-base hits, 166 total bases and 26 hit-by-pitches. As the leadoff hitter, he hit .406 with a 1.402 OPS, 80 hits, 21 doubles and 57 RBIs.
Last summer, Carico was the first Wildcat to participate in USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team Training Camp.
Carico and the Wildcats will open the 2023 season Feb. 17 when they host NJIT.