Alcala earns top honor as Spalding® Player of the Year

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

2019 Statistics

  • .424 BA / .474 OBP / .690 SLG
  • 12 home runs
  • 88 RBI
  • 104 hits
  • 169 total bases
  • .904 fielding percentage

2019 Accomplishments    

  • 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."

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