June saw three William and Mary baseball players become professionals: senior Ryan Lindemuth, junior outfielder Michael Katz and junior utility player Nick Thompson were selected in the 2014 MLB draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Thompson — the first player from the Colonial Athletic Association drafted — in the eighth round. New York teams seemed to favor Katz and Lindemuth, who were picked up by the New York Mets in the ninth round and the New York Yankees in the 37th round, respectively.
The three Tribe players all hail from Virginia and have collected many accolades throughout their collegiate careers. Katz was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, while also being a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award. Although he missed the last 16 games of the season due to a hand injury, Lindemuth was named Second Team All-CAA. Thompson claimed his spot on the First Team All-CAA list following the regular season.