Eagles' Porcaro a preseason baseball All-American

Eagles' Porcaro a preseason baseball All-American
January 12, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University baseball designated hitter Rick Porcaro (Tinley Park, Ill./St. Rita H.S.) has been selected as a 2009 Preseason All-American honorable mention by D3Baseball.com, it has been announced. Porcaro was named to the first team 2008 ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region baseball team for NCAA Division III. He was also a first team All-Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) pick last season and was the only player from any of the 12 NAC schools honored on the Preseason All-America list by D3Baseball.com. Porcaro, a junior, had a career season in 2008, leading Benedictine to a share of the NAC championship (the school's first conference championship since 2004). Porcaro led the team in virtually every offensive category, including batting average (.424), at-bats (158), runs (35), hits (67), doubles (15), RBI (39), slugging percentage (.633) and on-base average (.478). Porcaro was second on the Eagles' team with six homeruns. He also drew 14 walks and was hit by a pitch four times. Porcaro also had 19 multi-hit games, including going 5-for-6 with six RBI versus Concordia University (Wis.) on April 22. He hit safely in 36 of the team's 43 contests, and had 10 games with multiple RBI, as well.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.