BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Adding to his growing list of postseason accolades, senior Joe Mendez (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) was named a D3Baseball.com All-American honorable mention selection after helping lead the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) baseball team to a school-record 29 wins and their first ever postseason win.
Mendez becomes the first Bear to receive the honor in the program's seven-year history and adds this accolade to his D3Baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region First Team and USCAA Second Team All-American accolades.
Mendez had a monster season for the Bears, setting school records in home runs (11), RBI (50) and slugging percentage (.734) in his final season on campus. The one-time NCBWA Division III Hitter of the Week, D3Baseball.com Team of the Week and USCAA Player of the Week selection also led the team with 12 doubles and had 39 runs scored in 128 at bats.
The outfielder had a career day at Maritime on March 29th hitting four home runs on the day including a school-record-tying three in game one. The outfielder became the Bears all-time hit leader versus Vaughn on April 18th and finishes his career with a school-record 20 home runs.