Charlotte, NC - Ocean County's Kyle Lauria has been named the 2019 Spalding® NJCAA DIII Baseball Defensive of the Year. Playing in one of the toughest NJCAA DIII Baseball regions in the country, the sophomore third baseman boasts an outstanding 1.000 fielding percentage on 183 total chances. In his tenure as a Viking, Lauria's consistent play in the infield placed him on back-to-back NJCAA Region XIX First Team All-Region lists in addition to earning two-time NJCAA DIII Baseball All-America honors.
- Position: 3B
- Class: Sophomore
- Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
- 1.000 fielding percentage
- 56 putouts
- 127 assists
- NJCAA Division III Baseball Second Team All-American
- NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award® recipient
- NJCAA Region XIX First Team All-Region
Ocean County Head Coach Ed McRae on Lauria
"In my 36-years coaching at the college level, Kyle is one of the most talented players I have ever had the pleasure to coach."
Up next for Lauria
Lauria will continue his athletic and academic careers at Oswego State University.