Former Cienega standout Nick Gonzales earned another accolade after D1Baseball named the New Mexico State second baseman to their Preseason All-American list.
This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.
Portions from news release.
We’ve recognized 7 athletes so far this year. We recognized 195 athletes in 2019.
Cienega/New Mexico State
Perfect Game Preseason All-American (1/7)
NCAA Baseball Player of the Year Contender (1/15)
D1Baseball Preseason First Team All-American (1/21)
Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-American (1/15)
GSAC Player of the Week (1/7)
GSAC Player of the Week (1/14)
Tucson/Naranjeros de Hermosillo
Liga Mexicana del Pacifico Rookie of the Year (1/8)
Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week (1/8)
Canyon del Oro/New Mexico State
Perfect Preseason All-American (1/7)
Colorado All-Decade Team (1/2)