DENVER – (May 22) Seattle University's senior outfielder Dalton Hurd was named to the 2018 Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference team as selected by the league's nine head coaches. This marks the first All-WAC honor of Hurd's career.
A four-year starter for the Redhawks, Hurd's senior season has been the best yet. He is batting .320 on the year, with 65 hits, including 17 doubles, one triple and seven home runs. He's added 41 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
In WAC play, the Bend, Ore., native is batting .302 with 29 hits, including seven doubles, one triple and three homers. He's a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases and holds a .490 slugging percentage.
Hurd's consistency throughout his career has led to a record breaking senior season as he has all but rewritten the Redhawk career record book. He will depart the program as the career leader in games played, starts, at bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, total bases, sacrifice flies and stolen bases.
The fourth-seeded Redhawks open WAC Tournament play on Wednesday, May 23 against fifth-seed Northern Colorado. First pitch from Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., is set for 3 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network.
Player of the Year: Quin Cotton, So., OF, Grand Canyon
Pitcher of the Year: Jonathan Groff, Sr., LHP, NM State
Freshman of the Year: Nick Gonzales, IF, NM State
Coach of the Year: Andy Stankiewicz, Grand Canyon
2018 First Team All-WAC
Catcher: Mason Fishback, Sr., NM State
First Base: Caleb Henderson, Jr., NM State
Second Base: Nick Gonzales, Fr., NM State
Third Base: Zach Malis, Jr., Grand Canyon
Shortstop: Joey Ortiz, So., NM State
Outfield: Quin Cotton, So., Grand Canyon
Outfield: Ian Dawkins, Sr., Sacramento State
Outfield: Tyler Wyatt, Jr., Grand Canyon
Utility/DH: Pikai Winchester, Jr., Grand Canyon
At-Large: Trevor Peterson, Sr., Utah Valley
Starting Pitcher: Jonathan Groff, Sr., NM State
Starting Pitcher: Parker Brahms, So., Sacramento State
Relief Pitcher: Austin Roberts, So., Sacramento State
At-Large: Kyle Bradish, Jr., NM State
2018 Second Team All-WAC
Catcher: Jake Ortega, Jr., CSU Bakersfield
First Base: Tyler Lowe, Jr., Chicago State
Second Base: David Modler, Sr., Utah Valley
Third Base: Dean Lawson, Sr., Northern Colorado
Shortstop: Keith Torres, Fr., Sacramento State
Outfield: Matt Smith, Jr., Sacramento State
Outfield: Marcus Still, Sr., NM State
Outfield: Dalton Hurd, Sr., Seattle U
Utility/DH: PJ Floyd, Sr., Sacramento State
At-Large: Jack Pauley, Jr., Northern Colorado
Starting Pitcher: Austin Root, Sr., Sacramento State
Starting Pitcher: Jake Wong, Jr., Grand Canyon
Relief Pitcher: Mick Vorhof, Sr., Grand Canyon
At-Large: Ethan Evanko, Sr., Grand Canyon