Sides earned Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region honors as a shortstop, and Shaffer earned Third Team honors as a utility player.
This is the second time Sides has earned ABCA All-Region honors, he was a first team selection in 2017 as a sophomore. This is the first time that Shaffer has earned ABCA All-Region honors.
Sides has had a career year for the Golden Wolves, and continues to add to his postseason accolades. Earlier today, Sides was named a d3baseball.com All-American. Earlier this month, Sides picked up d3baseball.com All-Region honors, was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year, and was a First Team All-MAC Commonwealth selection.
Sides led Alvernia and the MAC Commonwealth with a .453 batting average, which was good for seventh in the country. He finished second in the country with 86 hits over 190 at bats. Sides had a team-high 15 doubles and a team-high five triples. He hit three home runs on the season and drove in 49 runs while scoring 59 of his own. Sides was also 17-18 on stolen base attempts. In the field, Sides had a .963 fielding percentage with 119 assists and 87 putouts on 214 chances.
Shaffer, an All-MAC Commonwealth honorable mention selection, finished second in the MAC Commonwealth with eight home runs. He batted .329 on the season with 53 hits, including 14 doubles and two triples. He drove in 30 runs while scoring 54 on his own. Shaffer has split time this year in the infield, outfield, and as a designated hitter. He finished his senior season with an .880 field percentage. He had 30 assists and 56 putouts on 100 chances.
Sides and Shaffer are the 18th and 19th players, respectively, to earn ABCA/Rawlings Honors since the award began in 2013.
Bret Williams of Penn State Harrisburg was named the Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year. Jack Bunting of Johns Hopkins was named the Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year.
|2019 Mid-Atlantic-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams|
|NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team|
|C||David Cardona III||Jr.||The College of New Jersey||NJ|
|2B||Miguel Torres||Sr.||Penn State Harrisburg||PA|
|3B||Aaron Barclay||Sr.||Washington College||MD|
|OF||Bret Williams||Jr.||Penn State Harrisburg||PA|
|DH||Nate Davis||Jr.||Johns Hopkins||MD|
|UT||Travis Van Houten||Jr.||Penn State Harrisburg||PA|
|P||Jack Bunting||Sr.||Johns Hopkins||MD|
|P||Jonathan Cole||Jr.||Franklin & Marshall||PA|
|NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team|
|C||Ryan Zwier||Jr.||Washington College||MD|
|C||Steve Yelin||So.||William Paterson||NJ|
|2B||Dave Tatoian||Sr.||Gwynedd Mercy||PA|
|OF||Chris DeGiacomo||Gr.||Johns Hopkins||MD|
|OF||Steven DiGirolamo||So.||William Paterson||NJ|
|P||Corey Martinez||Sr.||William Paterson||NJ|
|NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region Third Team|
|SS||Danny Borup||Sr.||The College of New Jersey||NJ|
|OF||Jacob Simon||Jr.||The College of New Jersey||NJ|
|P||Jack Buckley||Jr.||Franklin & Marshall||PA|
|P||Peter Nielsen||Jr.||The College of New Jersey||NJ|
|Mid-Atlantic Position Player of the Year: Bret Williams, Jr., OF, Penn State Harrisburg|
|Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year: Jack Bunting, Sr., Johns Hopkins|