Machibroda named NAIA First Team All-American
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Machibroda named NAIA First Team All-American
Senior first baseman Nolan Machibroda becomes the 70th NAIA All American in Cumberland Baseball histroy.

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland first baseman Nolan Machibroda was named an First Team All-American after a spectacular senior campaign as announced by the national office on Tuesday.  

Machibroda adds All-American honors after being named a First-Team Mid-South Conference selection and Mid-South Conference Player of the Year.  He joined an elite list of Cumberland players to receive conference player of the year accolades: Rayden Sierra, Austin Krajnak, Mike Madarino, Matt Greener, Angel Mercado, Chris Smith, Billy Keppinger, Steve Green, and Joe Modica.

He earned the 70th All-America honor in Cumberland Baseball history and becomes the 61st different player to garner All-American status. He is the first under head coach Ryan Hunt. 

Machibroda was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week four times this season, more than any other player in the league. 

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has put together one of the best offensive seasons in Cumberland history. He posted a .460 batting average which ranks third best in school history behind greats Randy Stegall and Matt Greener. 

He hit 17 home runs this season which was second best in the conference and led the league in RBI with 83. The mark is seventh-best in the NAIA, despite everyone above him playing in at least seven more games than Machibroda played. He hit an incredible .460 this season which is also the fourth-highest average in the NAIA and the third-highest in program history. 

Machibroda strung together a 23-game hit streak this season and a smaller 10-game streak at the end of the season, but every game during the 10-game stretch he went for multiple hits really boosting his average down the stretch of the season. 

 

FIRST TEAM  
Name School Year Position
Nolan Machibroda Cumberland (Tenn.) Sr. 1B
Jonah Hultberg College of Idaho So. 2B
Livan Reinoso Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. 3B
Robbie Merced Central Methodist (Mo.) Jr. SS
Tim Bouchard Keiser (Fla.) Sr. INF
Cross Factor Oklahoma City Sr. OF
Peyton Crispin Oklahoma City Sr. OF
Jay French Central Baptist (Ark.) Sr. OF
TJ Bass Taylor (Ind.) Jr. OF
Carlos Muniz Cumberlands (Ky. So. C
Trevor Johnson McPherson (Kan.) Sr. C
Robb Adams Southeastern (Fla.) Jr.. P  
Kobe Foster Tennessee Wesleyan  Sr. P
July Sosa Faulkner (Ala.) Sr. P
Elijah Johnson Bellevue (Neb.) Sr. P
Nathan Torres MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Sr. RP
Gary Lora Southeastern (Fla.) Jr. DH
       
SECOND TEAM  
Name School Year Position
Holland Boan Ottawa (Kan.) Sr. 1B
Brian Fuentes Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. 2B
Trevor Campbell Indiana University Southeast Sr. 3B
Alec Ackerman Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. SS
Jonah Weisner Ottawa (Kan.) Jr. INF
Kanta Kobayashi Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. OF
Abdel Guadalupe Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. OF
Tucker Zdunich Reinhardt (Ga.) So. OF
Evan Salmon Indiana Wesleyan Sr. OF
Indy Stanley Columbia (Mo.)  So. C
Brody Tanksley Indiana University Southeast Sr. C
Trent Sellers Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)  Jr. P  
Kevin Miranda LSU Shreveport (La.) Sr. P
Eli Davis Oklahoma City Jr. P
Kobey Schlotman Mount Mercy (Iowa) Sr. P
Liam Doolan Tennessee Wesleyan So. RP
Joshua Benfield St. Andrews (N.C.) Jr. DH
       
HONORABLE MENTION
Aki Buckson Vanguard (Calif.) Sr. OF
Alan West Lyon (Ark.) Sr. P
Alek Wietrzykowski Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Sr. P
Andrew Garcia Antelope Valley (Calif.) Sr. P
Austen Seidel Tabor (Kan.) Sr. P
Austin Bates Georgia Gwinnett Sr. C
Austin McNicholas LSU Shreveport (La.) Sr. SS
Bobby Vath LSU Shreveport (La.) So. P
Brady Ware Saint Katherine (Calif.) Sr. 1B
Brandon McCabe Keiser (Fla.) So. RP
Cody Muncy Oklahoma Wesleyan Sr. IF
Colton Huntt Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) So. P
Cruz McFadden Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) So. RP
DawSo.n Day Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Sr. P
Denver Blinn Indiana Wesleyan Sr. 2B
Eric Maffie St. Francis (Ill.) Jr. 1B
Ethan Underwood Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) Jr. P
Hector Garcia Hope International (Calif.) So. P
Hunter Kloke Indiana University Southeast Sr. P
Jake Collins Cornerstone (Mich.) Jr. OF
Jayden Adams Concordia (Neb.) So. 2B
Joe Osborn Doane (Neb.) So. OF
Kenny Rodriguez Webber International (Fla.) Sr. OF
Luke Shively Taylor (Ind.) Sr. P
Michael Watson Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) So. P
Nick Merkel Central Methodist (Mo.) Sr. P
Rob Hamby Georgia Gwinnett Jr. P
Sam Linscott Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Jr. OF
Shawn Ross Faulkner (Ala.) Sr. SS
Simon Reid Westmont (Calif.) Jr. C
Thaniel Trumper Doane (Neb.) So. RP
Tyler Bryant Ottawa (Kan.) Jr. P
Will McCall Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Jr. 3B
Zach Hogueisson Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. OF