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MM 12.23 Maryland baseball standout named preseason All-American

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Maxwell Costes, Maryland baseball, 2019 Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Maryland baseball corner infielder Maxwell Costes was named as a 2021 preseason third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine on Tuesday.

Costes, a junior, returns to All-America status this year after being awarded the honor before his sophomore season. After hitting 15 home runs in his freshman campaign, he was named as a Freshman All-American, All-Big Ten first team, and the Big Ten’s freshman of the year.

The Baltimore native was hampered by COVID-19’s hard-stop on collegiate athletics last spring after he slashed .432/.620/.750 with 19 hits and four home runs over 15 games. He also cut down on his strikeout rate, dropping from 25% to 16% out of the gate.

Top-25 ranked and 2019 College World Series runner up Michigan lead the way in a strong Big Ten conference going into 2021, as the Terps will look to recreate their hot start from last year and make a push into the NCAA tournament down the stretch.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball closed out nonconference play with an 84-71 victory over La Salle.

Matt highlighted a busy week by former Terps now shining in the NFL.

Maryland football defensive back Tarheeb Still was named a freshman All-American by The Athletic.

Men’s basketball looked strong in an 84-71 victory over La Salle last night, led by Eric Ayala’s career high 23 points and this Donta Scott dunk.

Former Terp Stefon Diggs continues to stay hot for the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills.

Maryland Women’s basketball looks to keep the energy level up as they sit alone atop the Big Ten standings.