Former Roughrider Standout Kole Calhoun Wins MLB Gold Glove
For the first time, a former Yavapai College Roughrider has received the honor. Los Angeles Angels rightfielder Kole Calhoun was named the recipient for his outstanding defensive play throughout the season. For the 2015 season, Calhoun had a .989 fielding percentage in 157 games.
Calhoun played for the Roughriders from 2006-2008 and was named to the All-ACCAC Team and All-NJCAA Region I Team. Following his years at Yavapai, the Buckeye, Arizona native transferred to Arizona State University where he competed for two years hitting .317 with 112 RBI and 29 home runs. As a senior, he was named to the 2009 All-College World Series team after hitting .563 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s.
Calhoun was selected by the Angels in the eighth round (264th overall) of the 2010 MLB draft and made his Major League debut on May 22, 2012.