Jan. 16, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University junior second baseman Eric Sogard was named a First Team Preseason All-American today by Rivals.com. This marks the third preseason honor for Sogard, who was also named a First Team Preseason All-American by the NCBWA and a Third Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
The Thunderbird High School product had a breakout sophomore season, batting .353, tying for the team lead with nine home runs, slugging .625 and knocking in 50 runs, helping the Devils to their seventh straight postseason appearance. Sogard earned a Second Team All-American selection by the NCBWA, he was named a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and an Honorable Mention All-American by Rivals.com. He also earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors following his first full season of action in 2006.
Sogard and the Devils, who are ranked #8 in Rivals.com's preseason poll, open the 2007 season on February 2 when they host Southern Utah at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.