When the Eagles take the field at the NCAA Div. III Baseball Championships Friday, they will do so with the best player in the nation in their lineup.
Taylor Kohlwey was named d3baseball.com Player of the Year Thursday.
The senior outfielder from Holmen becomes the first player in WIAC history to earn the honor.
It had to be an easy choice.
Kohlwey has a hit in every game this season and will take a 49-game hitting streak into the national tournament.
He's currently hitting .492 with 9 home runs and 56 runs batted in.
The Eagles are hoping Kohlwey and their explosive offense can get them them off to a fast start in the double-elimination tournament.
"Game one is huge. Then after that game two is huge. But we can't look ahead. We can't look to game 2 or 3. The only thing on our minds is game one and that's against Trinity. Getting off to a good start in what is now a 4-team double-elimination tournament to start things out, game one is huge," said UW-L head coach Chris Schwarz.
Also earning first honors were first baseman Justin Anderson and pitcher Caleb Boushley.
UW-L is the only team with three members that made first team All-American.