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    Mike Rivera became the first Florida Gators freshman catcher to be named to the All-SEC team since 1982. / Gator Country photo by David Bowie

Five Florida
Gators named All-SEC

Written by Nick de la Torre, May 18, 2015, 1 Comment,
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Just days after the Florida Gators wrapped up a 40-win season with a series win over Auburn, five members of the baseball team were rewarded for their play with All-SEC honors as voted on by the 14 head coaches.

Freshman catchers Mike Rivera and JJ Schwarz, along with senior third baseman Josh Tobias were named to the All-SEC second team. Rivera, Schwarz and second baseman Dalton Guthrie were all named to the All-Freshman team and sophomore Buddy Reed was named to the All-Defensive team.

This is the third consecutive season that the Gators have had three freshman named to the All-Freshman team and Kevin O’Sullivan has now had 17 freshman earn the distinction. Mike Rivera is the first Florida Gators freshman catcher to be named All-SEC since Mike Stanley accomplished the feat in 1982.

The fact that the Gators finished a 40-win season, are ranked No. 6 in the country, finished second in the SEC East and didn’t have a single player named to the first-team is a testament to O’Sullivan and his coaching staff. Florida used a balanced attack with no one particular player shining; rather using a collective effort from the entire roster to have the kind of success they had this season.

The complete 2015 All-SEC Team follows:

SEC Player of the Year: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas
SEC Pitcher of the Year: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
SEC Freshman of the Year: Alex Lange, LSU
SEC Coach of the Year: Paul Mainieri, LSU
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Seth Heck, Mississippi State

First-Team All-SEC
C: Kade Scivicque, LSU
1B: Kyle Martin, South Carolina
2B: JaVon Shelby, Kentucky
3B: Conner Hale, LSU
SS: Alex Bregman, LSU
OF: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas
OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU
OF: Christin Stewart, Tennessee
DH/UT: Mitchell Nau, Texas A&M
SP: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
SP: Alex Lange, LSU
RP: Zach Jackson, Arkansas

Second-Team All-SEC Team
C: Mike Rivera, FLORIDA
1B: Chris Chinea, LSU
2B: Max Schrock, South Carolina
3B: Josh Tobias, FLORIDA
SS: Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt
OF: Kyle Barrett, Kentucky
OF: Nick Banks, Texas A&M
OF: Logan Taylor, Texas A&M
DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, FLORIDA
SP: Grayson Long, Texas A&M
SP: Cole Lipscomb, Auburn
*RP: Breckin Williams, Missouri
*RP: Wyatt Short, Ole Miss

Freshman All-SEC Team
C: Mike Rivera, FLORIDA
1B: Evan White, Kentucky
2B: Dalton Guthrie, FLORIDA
3B: Will Toffey, Vanderbilt
SS: Ryan Gridley, Mississippi State
OF: Keegan McGovern, Georgia
OF: Trey Harris, Missouri
OF: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt
DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, FLORIDA
SP: Tanner Houck, Missouri
SP: Keaton McKinney, Arkansas
RP: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt

SEC All-Defensive Team
C: Kade Scivicque, LSU
1B: Evan White, Kentucky
2B: Kyle Overstreet, Alabama
3B: Bobby Wernes, Arkansas
SS: Alex Bregman, LSU
OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU
OF: Mark Laird, LSU
OF: Buddy Reed, FLORIDA
P: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt

* – Denotes a tie in voting. Ties are not broken.

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About Nick de la Torre

A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

  1. ctreshMay 19, 2015, 9:08 am

    Crazy to think that LSU has 7 of 9 starters on an All-SEC list. Their 2B and 3rd OF must really suck lol

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Just days after the Florida Gators wrapped up a 40-win season with a series win over Auburn, five members of the baseball team were rewarded for their play with All-SEC honors as voted on by the 14 head coaches.

Freshman catchers Mike Rivera and JJ Schwarz, along with senior third baseman Josh Tobias were named to the All-SEC second team. Rivera, Schwarz and second baseman Dalton Guthrie were all named to the All-Freshman team and sophomore Buddy Reed was named to the All-Defensive team.

This is the third consecutive season that the Gators have had three freshman named to the All-Freshman team and Kevin O’Sullivan has now had 17 freshman earn the distinction. Mike Rivera is the first Florida Gators freshman catcher to be named All-SEC since Mike Stanley accomplished the feat in 1982.

The fact that the Gators finished a 40-win season, are ranked No. 6 in the country, finished second in the SEC East and didn’t have a single player named to the first-team is a testament to O’Sullivan and his coaching staff. Florida used a balanced attack with no one particular player shining; rather using a collective effort from the entire roster to have the kind of success they had this season.

The complete 2015 All-SEC Team follows:

SEC Player of the Year: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas
SEC Pitcher of the Year: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
SEC Freshman of the Year: Alex Lange, LSU
SEC Coach of the Year: Paul Mainieri, LSU
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Seth Heck, Mississippi State

First-Team All-SEC
C: Kade Scivicque, LSU
1B: Kyle Martin, South Carolina
2B: JaVon Shelby, Kentucky
3B: Conner Hale, LSU
SS: Alex Bregman, LSU
OF: Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas
OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU
OF: Christin Stewart, Tennessee
DH/UT: Mitchell Nau, Texas A&M
SP: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
SP: Alex Lange, LSU
RP: Zach Jackson, Arkansas

Second-Team All-SEC Team
C: Mike Rivera, FLORIDA
1B: Chris Chinea, LSU
2B: Max Schrock, South Carolina
3B: Josh Tobias, FLORIDA
SS: Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt
OF: Kyle Barrett, Kentucky
OF: Nick Banks, Texas A&M
OF: Logan Taylor, Texas A&M
DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, FLORIDA
SP: Grayson Long, Texas A&M
SP: Cole Lipscomb, Auburn
*RP: Breckin Williams, Missouri
*RP: Wyatt Short, Ole Miss

Freshman All-SEC Team
C: Mike Rivera, FLORIDA
1B: Evan White, Kentucky
2B: Dalton Guthrie, FLORIDA
3B: Will Toffey, Vanderbilt
SS: Ryan Gridley, Mississippi State
OF: Keegan McGovern, Georgia
OF: Trey Harris, Missouri
OF: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt
DH/UT: JJ Schwarz, FLORIDA
SP: Tanner Houck, Missouri
SP: Keaton McKinney, Arkansas
RP: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt

SEC All-Defensive Team
C: Kade Scivicque, LSU
1B: Evan White, Kentucky
2B: Kyle Overstreet, Alabama
3B: Bobby Wernes, Arkansas
SS: Alex Bregman, LSU
OF: Andrew Stevenson, LSU
OF: Mark Laird, LSU
OF: Buddy Reed, FLORIDA
P: Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt

* – Denotes a tie in voting. Ties are not broken.

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