A graduate of Maricopa High School has been named Baseball Position Player of the Week in the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference.
Christian Garcia, a junior at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois, had a big opening week for the Regents’ baseball team and was named Regent of the Week prior to the conference award. Garcia, a 2016 graduate of MHS, hit .615 with a .688 on-base percentage and a 1.385 slugging percentage to lead Rockford to a 4-0 start.
Garcia opened the weekend with four-hit performance that included two home runs, three runs scored and four runs driven in. He then concluded the weekend by going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a run scored and three runs driven in. For the week, Garcia tallied eight hits, three home runs, one double, five runs scored, eight runs driven in and three walks.
This marks the first time Garcia has been honored by the conference with a weekly award during his collegiate career. He transferred to Rockford from Mesa Community College. He is majoring in sports management. Rockford University is a private, four-year university and plays in NCAA Division III.