Chant Garners ABCA/Rawlings All-New England First-Team Nod

Chant Garners ABCA/Rawlings All-New England First-Team Nod


BOSTON – Suffolk baseball's Brady Chant added his sixth all-region accolade to his resume Tuesday afternoon as the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings honored the senior captain with a spot on the first-team, the organizations announced. 

Chant paced Suffolk to its fourth consecutive GNAC Championship, eighth title overall, to punch the Rams' its fourth straight ticket to the NCAA Division III Tournament and the program's eighth trip overall. 

A total of 55 players from 27 different programs were recognized on the first, second and third teams. Chant took home his third consecutive first-team nod in as many years, marking just the second time a Ram garnered three first-team accolades and first since Suffolk Hall of Famer Mike Maguire (2003, 2004, 2005) did so. He is one of three GNAC student-athletes to garner the nod with Saint Joseph's (Maine) seeing a pair of Monks earn third-team status in Jared Gagne and Josh Partirdge. 

With a spot on the first team, Chant is nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors, which will be released Thursday, May 24.

The Warwick, Rhode Island, product capped off his career at Suffolk in 2018 leading the way at the dish. The senior captain racked up 60 hits, 22 of which went for extra bases, on a .349 connection rate to bring in 34 runs. He scored a team-high 35 runs himself and sniped 22 bags. 

In the field, the four-time GNAC Gold Glove recipient played 44 contests of errorless baseball, playing all 126 total chances in centerfield successfully with 123 putouts and three outfield assists for an unblemished 1.000 fielding percentage. Over the course of his record-setting career, Chant put together a .990 fielding percentage with just five errors in 484 total chances. 

Offensively, the 2018 GNAC Player of the Year secured his spot as one of Suffolk's all-time greats as well. The four-time all-league selection graduated on Sunday as the Rams' record holder in triples (25), total bases (362) and at bats (687), while sitting second in hits (233), doubles (43) and stolen bases (68). His name is also etched on the runs scored (151) and walks (84) list.  Over the course of Chant's career, he donned Suffolk blue-and-gold in 177 contests, marking the most games played by an individual in Rams' history. 

Since the inception of the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region teams in conjunction with the NEIBA in 2003, Suffolk has taken home 30 honors – 16 first-team, six second-team and eight third-team. 

2018 New England-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams 

NCAA Div. III New England All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Nick Raposo So. Wheaton MA
1B Chris Fowler Sr. UMass Boston MA
2B Mike DeDonato Gr. Endicott MA
3B Tom O'Hara Sr. Tufts MA
SS Garet Griffin Sr. Mitchell CT
OF Malcolm Nachmanoff Sr. Tufts MA
OF Anthony Crowley Jr. Westfield State MA
OF Devin Warren Jr. Southern Maine ME
OF Brady Chant Sr. Suffolk MA
DH Ryan Arena Sr. Babson MA
UT Jake Dexter Jr. Southern Maine ME
P Matt Cronin Jr. UMass Dartmouth MA
P Nick Powers Jr. New England NH
P Bob Hamel Jr. Western New England MA
P John Gegetskas Jr. Westfield State MA
NCAA Div. III New England All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Ryan McCormick So. UMass Boston MA
1B Alex Perry Sr. Salve Regina RI
2B David Murphy Sr. UMass Boston MA
3B Xavier Nunez Jr. New England NH
SS Alex Loparco Jr. Western New England MA
SS Kyle Bonicki Gr. Clark MA
OF Ryan Tropeano Jr. WPI MA
OF Nate Tellier So. UMass Dartmouth MA
OF Chad Shade So. Springfield MA
OF Andre Eason Jr. Sr. Lyndon State VT
OF Eric Marriott Jr. Mitchell CT
DH Joe Cassella Jr. Western New England MA
UT Teddy Downing Sr. Clark MA
P Gavin Reily Fr. Wheaton MA
P Dan Southerland Sr. Wheaton MA
P Bobby Tramondozzi Jr. UMass Boston MA
P JT Morin So. UMass Boston MA
P Michael Genaro Jr. Babson MA
NCAA Div. III New England All-Region Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Colby Greenhalgh So. Johnson & Wales RI
1B Tyler Walsh Jr. Rhode Island RI
1B Davis Mikell So. Castleton VT
2B Kyle Hartenstein Sr. Mitchell CT
3B Alex Parkos Jr. Eastern Connecticut CT
SS Mac Daniel Singleton Sr. Salem State MA
SS Brian McHale Jr. Babson MA
OF Jared Gagne Jr. St. Joseph's ME
OF Alex Cappitelli So. Wesleyan CT
OF Dylan Hapworth So. Southern Maine ME
OF Aaron Williams Jr. Framingham State MA
OF Dylan Ketch So. Salve Regina RI
DH Ryan Pumphret Jr. Lesley MA
UT Garrett Greenwood Sr. MIT MA
P Tom Muratore Sr. Lesley MA
P Will Bryant Jr. Endicott MA
P Josh Partridge Sr. St. Joseph's ME
P Patrick Maybach So. Salve Regina RI
P Shawn Babineau So. Springfield MA