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Queens College student earns All-American honors in baseball

Queens College All-American
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Queens College announced Tuesday that freshman Marc Cisco has earned All-American honors for the school’s baseball team. He becomes just the second baseball student-athlete in the school’s Division II era to earn this recognition.

A resident of Long Island City and 2020 graduate of Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst, Cisco is an actuarial studies major at Queens College in addition to being the second baseman for the Queens College Knights.

Queens College All-American
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He earned the 2022 NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-American Third Team honors last June. He was just one of four freshmen to earn it this year. He was also one of only four players from the East Region and the first East Coast Conference player since the 2019 season to get recognized.

Cisco also earned National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Second Team All-American honors. He was just one of four players from the East Region to receive that as well. Finally, he was also named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-American Third Team, becoming one of only two freshmen infielders to receive the honor.

Queens College All-American
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“We are absolutely delighted at Marc’s All-American honors and offer him and his family our warmest congratulations,” Queens College President Frank Wu said. “Marc’s success is a shining example of how well we combine the student-athlete experience with a rigorous course of academic study, as he attained these honors while pursuing a degree in actuarial studies.”

He is the first player under head coach Chris Reardon to be named All-American. Reardon’s former teammate, Justin Davies, was the only other Queens College player to be named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Team, doing so in 1998.

Queens College All-American
Photo courtesy of Queens College

“We could not be happier for Marc and the incredible season he had,” Reardon said. “His numbers show that, but his impact on each game, our season and program go well beyond numbers. He is an outstanding person and teammate and we are thrilled that Marc is getting this recognition.”

Cisco put up a .435 batting average in the 2022 season, with 10 home runs and 49 RBI in 43 games. He earned ECC Player and Rookie of the Week honors on five different occasions. He became the second ECC player to be named Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season last May and was the first player in program history to earn top honors.

Additionally, he was named to the ECC All-Conference First Team and to the D2CCA All-East Region First Team. He was also named to the NCBWA All-East Region First Team and the ABCA/Rawling All-East Region First Team.

Cisco played every inning of all 43 games of the season. Of the 43 games, he played 42 of them at second base and one at shortstop. His .435 batting average ranked 12th in the nation. In addition to his 10 home runs and 49 RBI, Cisco had 67 hits, 51 runs scored, three triples and 33 walks. He put up 20 multi-hit games and finished the season with a 13-game hitting streak and a 27-game on-base streak.

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