Austin Filiere Named to 2010's "Team of the Decade"

MIT's Austin Filiere crossing the plate after hitting a home run at Babson in 2017.
Photo by Chris Wraight

Cambridge, Mass. (August 31) -- Former MIT baseball All-American Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) has been named to Second Team of the "Team of the Decade" for the 2010's after his record-setting career with the Engineers.

An eighth-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, Filiere was a three-time ABCA/Rawlings All-American, including a Second Team performer in 2017. A two-time NEWMAC Player of the Year and former National Division III Rookie of the Year, Filiere was a three-time NEWMAC First Team All-Conference honoree and was named a CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American in 2017. He also ended his career by reaching base in 64 consecutive games, which is an MIT record and the third-longest streak in NCAA Division III history.

In his final season at MIT, Filiere led the NEWMAC in home runs, total bases, walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage while ranking second in the leagues in runs, fifth in triples, fourth in runs batted in, third in stolen bases and eighth in batting average. He also drew a single-game school-record five walks in a game at Endicott.

For his career, Filiere appeared in 116 games with 184 hits, 172 runs scored, 151 runs batted in, 39 home runs, 111 walks, 44 stolen bases, 46 doubles and six triples. He also had a .414 career batting average, a .543 on-base percentage and a .809 slugging percentage.

In the summer of 2016, Filiere played for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) and received the Manny Robello 10th Player Award after finishing second in the league in home runs (7) and runs batted in (27). He was just the third Division III student-athlete to earn the award to that point and the first since 1999.

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