Matt Quade earns top Spalding® defensive award

Colorado Springs, CO – Sophomore infielder Matt Quade of St. Cloud Tech (MN) has been named the 2018 Spalding® NJCAA DIII Baseball Defensive Player of the Year as voted on by the NJCAA DIII Baseball Committee.


  • Position: 1B
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Paynesville, MN

2018 Statistics

  • 1.000 fielding percentage
  • 166 put outs
  • 13 assists
  • 11 double plays

2018 Accomplishments

  • MCAC Central Division First Team selection
  • 2018 NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove recipient
  • St. Cloud Tech Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

St. Cloud Tech Head Coach Jason Fischer on Quade

“Matt has meant so much to our program over the last two years.  He was a leader on and off the field.  Matt was a two-time All-Conference, All-State and All-Region performer.  Matt served as team captain and was key to the overall success of the program.  Matt not only achieved on the field, but he excelled in the classroom.  Matt was named the SCTCC Scholar-Athlete of the year. He will be impossible to replace.”      

Up Next for Quade

  • Undecided

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