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Infielder Named Preseason First-Team All-American

By Maryland Athletics Staff

Junior infielder Maxwell Costes was selected as a preseason first-team All-American, announced Monday.

Costes, who emerged as one of the premier first basemen in the Big Ten Conference during his COVID-shortened sophomore campaign, slashed .432/.620/.750 in 15 games last spring, ranking second in the nation in on-base percentage while also leading the team in several other offensive categories.

Now heading into his third season at Maryland and garnering high-profile Major League Baseball draft attention, Costes collects his fourth preseason honor of the 2021 offseason. In December, he was named a Collegiate Baseball third-team preseason All-American, while also earning Perfect Game third-team preseason All-American honors and joining two other Terps named preseason All-Big Ten by Perfect Game.

It rated him the No. 100 third-year college draft prospect in the nation; tabs him as the No. 89 college draft prospect in the 2021 draft; and Baseball America selected Costes in October as one of 25 candidates for the best home run hitter in college baseball.

The brother of former Terp Marty Costes (2016-18), Maxwell earned All-American plaudits following both his freshman and sophomore years. Costes earned Collegiate Baseball freshman All-America honors in 2019 after also being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while also earning third-team All-American honors from the publication after last spring's shortened season.

Additional information on the 2021 season will be announced when available.

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