Manoah gets more honors for season
WVU pitching ace named to second All-American First Team
MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University junior right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah has been named to his second All-American First Team, as Baseball America announced its All-American teams on Monday.
Manoah, already the fourth first team All-American in program history when he was recognized by Collegiate Baseball on May 30, is the second Mountaineer in WVU history to collect multiple first team accolades. He joins right-hander Chris Enochs, who was honored on two All-America first teams in 1997.
The 19th Mountaineer to earn All-America honors, Manoah’s Baseball America award is the 49th overall All-America accolade in West Virginia history and the sixth first team. A Miami native, Manoah joins Bill Marovic (1964), Enochs (twice in 1997) and Jedd Gyorko (2010) as WVU’s All-America first-team honorees.
Sixteen of West Virginia’s 49 total All-America accolades have come since 2015 and 17 have been since coach Randy Mazey arrived in Morgantown in 2013.
Manoah’s All-America accolade is the latest in a long list of postseason honors. Last week, he was named the NCBWA District 2 Player of the Year and a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and was selected with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Coming off one of the most dominating seasons in West Virginia history, Manoah is the first player to be named a Dick Howser Trophy finalist, the second to be picked in the first round of the draft and the fourth to be named NCBWA District Player of the Year.