Three Redbirds Earn College Sports Madness Preseason All-MVC Honors
Eric Aguilera
Eric Aguilera


January 21, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Outfielder Eric Aguilera and infielder Zac Johnson were named Monday to the College Sports Madness 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason All-Conference first team. Outfielder Chad Hinshaw earned second-team honors.

Aguilera appeared in all 52 games in 2012, batting .330/.355/.483 with a team-leading seven home runs. The Cary, Ill., native earned All-Missouri Valley Conference first team honors.

Johnson made 50 starts in 2012, hitting .323/.396/.516 with six home runs and a team-best 15 doubles. The Heartland Community College transfer is a Bloomington, Ill., product.

Hinshaw, who bats leadoff, hit .248/.442/.382 in 2012. He successfully stole 23-of-26 (88%) bases and played error-free defense in center field.

The 24-man roster was selected by staff members at College Sports Madness. Illinois State opens the 2013 regular season, Feb 15, at Memphis. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.