Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- St. Scholastica junior outfielder Kyle Flagstad was named Tuesday as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) player of the year, marking the second straight year a Saints player has received that honor.
Flagstad led his team in several offensive categories this season, including batting average (.424), slugging percentage (.698), runs scored (38), triples (8), total bases (96), and stolen bases (12).
He becomes the 11th St. Scholastica player to be named the UMAC player of the year since 1999.
Flagstad was joined by seven of his teammates on the all-conference first team, including the UMAC co-pitcher of the year Jake Nystrom.
In his first season as a starter, Nystrom won seven games for the Saints and had a 3.36 earned run average. He also led the team with 61.2 innings pitched and 58 strikeouts.
Below is a complete list of the St. Scholastica players named to the all-conference first team, as well as those given honorable mention.
UMAC ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (ST. SCHOLASTICA)
OF Kyle Flagstad
P Jake Nystrom
C Kyle Moody
OF Tom Juberian
P Ben Grieger
P Kyle Jensen
IF Jake Casareto
IF Parker Olson
UMAC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (ST. SCHOLASTICA)
P Thomas Rodgers
IF Andy Schwantes
Four Northland baseball players were also given UMAC all-conference honors on Tuesday, with two being selected to the first team and two being given honorable mention.
UMAC ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (NORTHLAND)
IF Peter Aerts
UT Travis Hendrickson
UMAC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (NORTHLAND)
P Brandon Bodart
IF Matt Lennon