Senior Nate Lynch was named the HCAC's Most Valuable Player as well as Second Team All-Mideast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Third Team All-Mideast Region by D3baseball.com after leading the conference in batting average (.403) and stolen bases (47).
He is the nation's leader in total stolen bases and is second in stolen bases per game. Lynch led Earlham in average and stolen bases while driving in 34 runs on 73 hits at the top of the Quakers' lineup this season.
The Oxford, Ohio, native leaves the program with the most career hits (192), runs (138), and stolen bases (87) in Earlham history.
The Quakers finished the 2017 season with the most wins (30) in program history. Earlham won the HCAC regular season and tournament title for the first time in program history as well as advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament, also for the first time.