Program-record 3 Camels named All-Americans

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 7/9/21

Campbell landed a program-record three players on the 2020-21 NCBWA All-America teams.

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Program-record 3 Camels named All-Americans

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DALLAS — Campbell landed a program-record three players on the 2020-21 NCBWA All-America teams, and the first since 2014.

Zach Neto and Spencer Packard were named second-team All-Americans, while Matthew Christian was voted for the third team.

Campbell landed more position players across the three NCBWA teams than any other program this season. The University of Arizona and Texas Tech each had two All-American position players.

“Having three young men named All-American is a representation of how special this group really is,” said head coach Justin Haire, who has now recruited or coached every All-American at Campbell. “It takes an exceptional group of guys to sacrifice and work hard enough to be in a position to put up the numbers these guys put up. Within that group, these three guys being recognized is a great reward for the hard work, sacrifice, and maturity each one displayed throughout the year … and I’m proud of each of them.”

CU previously had three all-time NCBWA All-Americans. This year’s trio joins Michael Felton (second team, 2012), Ben McQuown (second team, 2013) and Ryan Thompson (third team, 2014).

Neto, Packard and Christian’s names can be found across the national statistical leaderboards. The three made up the heart of a lethal offense that was top 10 nationally in scoring, on-base percentage, and slugging.

Neto was also named an NCBWA second-team Freshman All-American.

The 2021 Camels rewrote the program record book, ending the season within the top 10 all-time in nearly every offensive category, including second in runs scored and third in home runs.

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