Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver has a long history of fielding Baseball teams in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). For the 2016-2017 school year, the tradition continues…

There are a number of former NCBA baseball players who began their careers on the club team at their school before moving on to play for their NCAA Div I or Div II programs, while several others have gone on to play professional baseball in the independent leagues. Major League Baseball made full acknowledgement of the league’s talent when the Florida Marlins drafted Colorado State pitcher Nathan Nowicki in the 19th round of the 2003 Amateur Player Draft. Nate holds the designation of being the first player drafted out of the NCBA but certainly not the last. Following Nate’s 2003 selection, the Anaheim Angels selected RHP Chris Waters in the 16th round of the 2004 Amateur Player Draft. Chris had spent 3 seasons on the Clemson Club team before transferring to the University of North Florida (DII) to finish his senior campaign. Then in 2005, Steve Schmoll formerly of the University of Maryland Club team had the distinguished honor of making his Major League debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Each season ends with the chance to play for a District title and thus the chance to play in the DII World Series at the end of the season.