Polak lands ABCA/Rawlings Player of the Year honor

Colorado Springs, CO – An offensive threat during every at bat, freshman Joey Polak of Jefferson (MO) has been named the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division I Baseball Player of the Year.


  • Position: 1B
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Quincy, IL

2018 Statistics

  • .459 BA / .550 OBP / .991 SLG
  • 32 home runs
  • 107 RBI
  • 216 total bases
  • 82 runs
  • .986 fielding percentage

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DI Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2018 NJCAA DI Baseball leader in home runs, RBI, walks
  • 2018 NJCAA DI Baseball World Series participant
  • 2018 NJCAA All-Region XVI First Team selection
  • Two-time NJCAA Player of the Week

Jefferson Head Coach Patrick Evers on Joey Polak

“Joey had a tremendous season and was a leader for us both on and off the field. The numbers speak for themselves, but what people don’t realize is the amount of work he put in to get to this point. Besides having the physical talent, Joey has high baseball IQ and constantly made adjustments throughout the year. Missouri State is getting a very talented baseball player and a better person”

Up Next for Polak

  • Missouri State University

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