NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Monroe College centerfielder Roberto Olivera won the first Rawlings Gold Glove Award in school history for his stellar defensive play for the Mustangs.
The Miami, Fla., native played for Monroe for two seasons and committed no errors in 91 opportunities in 2012. The award, previously only for Major League Baseball players, expanded to include collegiate and high school players on its 50th anniversary in 2007.
"I am so proud to have one of our players win a prestigious award like that," said Monroe coach Luis Melendez. "Roberto was such a special player for us, and we knew that anything hit to the outfield was as good as out because of his range, his speed and instincts. This has raised the bar of excellence for all future Mustang fielders."
The American Baseball Coaches Association presents the award along with Rawlings.
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