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MM 6.10: Maryland baseball’s Matt Shaw named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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After a stellar freshman season, Maryland baseball infielder Matt Shaw has received some national recognition.

The publication Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named Shaw an All-American on Wednesday. This marks the eighth straight year a Terp has been named to either an All-American or freshman All-American.

Shaw had a great first year despite mainly playing against conference opponents. The Brimfield, Massachusetts native finished the season with a .332 batting average, seven home runs and drove in 30 runs.

Shaw launched two home runs in what ended up being the final game of the season. While the Terps weren’t able to advance in the tournament, Shaw thinks that things are starting to change in the program.

“I think this year is going to help us grow as a program,” Shaw said after the game. “I think adding experience to younger guys is good. But most importantly, I think we’ve started to develop a culture that knows how to win games.”

In other news

Former Maryland basketball star Kevin Huerter has put up stellar numbers for the Atlanta Hawks in the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse defender Lizzie Colson was drafted for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited lacrosse league that starts next month.

Maryland women’s soccer released its schedule for the upcoming season.

Maryland fans will get two chances to talk shop with some coaches and athletic director Damon Evans later this month.

Maryland track and field’s Caleb Dean and Kaithon McDonald are in Oregon for the NCAA Championships.