After a breakout freshman campaign, Maryland power-hitter Maxwell Costes was named one of Collegiate Baseball’s Preseason third team Diamond Sports All-Americans.
In 2019 Costes put up impressive numbers, batting .266 including a team-high 15 home runs and .547 slugging percentage. He also tallied up 19 hit-by-pitches, the most in the Big Ten last season.
Of his freshman cohort, Costes led the Big Ten freshmen in home runs (15, 11 in Big Ten play), doubles (15), slugging, RBI (49) and total bases (117).
At the end of last season, Costes was awarded the title of Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He also received three Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors over the course of 2019.
Costes became the first freshman in Maryland history to be awarded first-team All-Big Ten honors. He followed that with a dominant summer in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, where he led the Amsterdam Mohawks to the league championship and was awarded 2019 PGCBL Player of the Year honors and a spot on the Mohawks’ All-Decade Team.