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Chiefs' duo selected to NJCAA All-American squad

Santos, Meyers named NJCAA Baseball All-Americans

Chiefs' duo selected to NJCAA All-American squad

Chiefs' duo selected to NJCAA All-American squad

Waubonsee Community College’s Samyr Santos and Josh Meyers were both honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division III Baseball Committee. Santos was named a First Team All-American, while Meyers was chosen a Second Team All-American. The duo helped lead the Chiefs to a 30-16 record overall and a second place finish in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) standings.

Santos, a sophomore from West Broward High School in Miami, Fla. batted .371 with a Waubonsee single-season record of 13 home runs, finishing sixth nationally among all NJCAA Division III players in homers. The right-handed hitter drove in 63 runs this spring, tying for ninth nationally in RBI’s and placing him second in the Chiefs’ record book. In addition, the Chiefs’ catcher compiled a .679 slugging percentage, drew 28 walks and posted a .458 on-base percentage. Santos was selected the NJCAA Division III Player of the Week for the second week of April, and was tabbed to the All-ISCC First Team and the Region IV First Team. The 6’1” 235-pounder is headed to NAIA affiliate Shorter (GA.) University on a baseball scholarship.

Meyers, a Marmion Academy graduate, batted .378 with a team-leading 65 hits. The freshman outfielder from Aurora (IL.) knocked in 41 runs and scored 40 runs while ripping 10 doubles, four triples and a pair of home runs. The 6’2” 195-pounder also stole 11 bases, compiled a .422 on-base percentage, posted a .517 slugging percentage by collecting 89 total bases, and registered a dozen outfield assists on the season. Meyers previously was selected to the All-ISCC First Team and the Region IV First Team.