King's College baseball standout Caleb Calarco (New
Ringgold/Tamaqua Area) has been named to the
2007 NCAA Division III American Baseball Coaches
Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team as a second-team selection.
Calarco, who named both the Freedom Conference "Player of the Year"
as well as the conference "Pitcher of the Year", enjoyed an
outstanding season in leading the Monarchs to a school-record 28-win
season and a fourth straight Freedom Conference playoff berth.
Calarco, who displayed tremendous versatility during his career, also
played second base and
third base at times during the season.
As a pitcher, Calarco was the Monarchs' top
hurler 7-2 with a 1.69
ERA and struck out 53 batters in 53.2 innings of work. At the plate, he
batted .369 (52-141) with nine doubles, two home runs, 27 RBI and 35
runs scored. He also has a .986 fielding percentage, making just four
errors in 274 total chances. Calarco was named first-team all-conference
as a utility player a year ago.
Aside from his success on the field, Calarco
was also an outstanding student, earning King's Dean's List honors seven
semesters while posting a 3.72 grade-point average as a secondary
He was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Alpha
Theta History Honor Society, and the King's Aquinas Honor Society. He
was also a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference All-Academic choice and
was honored as the MAC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Calarco was also extremely active in the community, serving as a
frequent volunteer with Challenger Division Baseball and Wilkes-Barre
Veterans Memorial Hospital. He has raised money for Doug Dobson Memorial
Fund and volunteered for Baseball Day at Pocono Mt. High School for
mentally handicapped children. Calarco is a two-time Freedom Conference
first-team team selection and was the 2006 Freedom Conference Tournament
most valuable player.