USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Colorado Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Nate Miller, Paonia
Miller directed the Eagles to the Class 2A state championship, two decades after winning three straight titles as a Paonia player in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The Eagles went wire-to-wire as the top-ranked team in the classification, finishing with a perfect 25-0 record and outscoring its postseason foes, 62-5.
Player of the Year
Liam Eddy, OF/P, Brighton, 6-4/180, Sr.
The Wichita State-bound slugger led the state in home runs (11) and slugging percentage (1.373), batting .657 overall with 43 RBI. Eddy also led the 17-4 Bulldogs on the mound, posting a 6-1 record and a 2.54 ERA while striking out 72 in 49.2 innings.
Kayden Seriani, P, Paonia, 6-3/180, Jr.
James Notary, P, Broomfield, 6-3/205, Sr.
Cole Winn, P, Silver Creek (Longmont), 6-2/185, Jr.
Casey Opitz, C, Heritage (Littleton), 5-11/175, Sr.
Matt Givin, INF, Rock Canyon (Highlands Ranch), 6-3/180, Sr.
Luke Ziegler, INF, Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch), 6-3/190, Jr.
Jordan Stubbings, INF, Legend (Parker), 6-3/215, Sr.
John Sorensen, INF, Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins), 6-0/195, Sr.
Jose Mercado, OF, Valley (Gilcrest), 5-9/170, Jr.
Tanner O’Tremba, OF, Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village), 6-0/205, Jr.
Jose Robles, P, Denver North, 5-9/170, Sr.
Caleb Sloan, P, Regis Jesuit (Aurora), 6-3/215, Sr.
Rodney Gregg, P, Peyton, 6-3/155, So.
Noah Kuzma, C, Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch), 6-0/190, Jr.
Sladen Hendrickson, INF, Nucla, 6-3/220, Sr.
Ricardo Juarez, INF, Holly, 5-10/170, Sr.
Billy Cook, INF, Lewis-Palmer (Monument), 6-1/175, Sr.
Justin Olson, INF, Pine Creek (Colorado Springs), 6-3/215, Jr.
Shawn Chacon, OF, Valley (Gilcrest), 5-8/155, Sr.
Brandon Wilson, OF, Holly, 6-1/185, Jr.
J.D. Wadleigh, OF, Green Mountain (Lakewood), 5-10/165, Jr.