Charlotte, NC - Reuben Alcala has been named the 2019 Spalding® NJCAA DIII Baseball Player of the Year. The Brookhaven shortstop's strong play at the plate and in the field guided the Bears to win the District C Championship, earning a birth to the national tournament for the first time since 2013 and just second time in school history. In Greeneville, Alcala's efforts helped Brookhaven to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series.
- Position: SS
- Class: Sophomore
- Hometown: El Paso, TX
- .424 BA / .474 OBP / .690 SLG
- 12 home runs
- 88 RBI
- 104 hits
- 169 total bases
- .904 fielding percentage
- NJCAA DIII Baseball First Team All-America
- 2019 NJCAA DIII Baseball World Series - 3rd place finish
- NJCAA Region V First Team All-Region
- NJCAA Region V Most Valuable Player
Brookhaven Head Coach Brandon Rains on Alcala
"I can’t think of a more deserving student-athlete than Rueben Alcala. His work ethic on and off the baseball field is off the charts. His leadership was instrumental in getting us back to the World Series."