The Manchester University baseball program continued its string of preseason 2014 honors with the naming of the D3Baseball.com preseason All-American teams Jan. 21.
Senior third baseman Jordan Nieman (Michigan City, Ind.) was a first team selection. Nieman's 2013 season was sparkling. He led NCAA Division III in RBIs (76) and was named an American Baseball Coaches Association Division III and D3Baseball.com All-American, the ABCA's Mideast Region Player of the Year and a D3Baseball.com all-Mideast Region selection and a first team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awardee.
Nieman and the Spartans open the 2014 campaign March 1 with a doubleheader against Manhattanville at Myrtle Beach, S.C.