Johnnies' Roe earns ABCA Gold Glove Award for Division III

Roe played all 41 games for the Johnnies in 2022. (Photo: Jessica Roe)
Roe played all 41 games for the Johnnies in 2022. (Photo: Jessica Roe)

Saint John's University Sports Information Department

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John's University senior catcher Ethan Roe (Golden Valley, Minn./Blake) was named to the nine-man American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division III Gold Glove team this afternoon (June 22).

Roe joins pitcher Alex Kendall '17, who was the first Johnnie to receive the national award in 2016.

A two-time All-Region and All-MIAC honoree, Roe played all 41 games and led the Johnnies with 12 home runs – one away from his single-season, program record set in 2021 – a .678 slugging percentage and 49 RBI, the third-most in SJU history. He also led SJU in extra-base hits (25), multi-hit (18) and multi-RBI (14) games, while batting .404 (23-for-57) with runners in scoring position. Roe batted 7-for-13 (.538) with six runs scored, a homer and five RBI in three MIAC Tournament games.

He started all 20 games at catcher and tied for second in the league with eight home runs in conference play. He batted .351 (26-for-74) with 24 RBI and a 1.143 OPS in MIAC games. 

Behind the plate, Roe posted a .987 fielding percentage on 236 chances and threw out 10 of 27 (37 percent) potential base-stealers.

Roe ended his SJU career as the program's all-time leader in home runs with 25, as well as third in both RBI (104) and doubles (33), fourth in total bases (248) and 10th in runs scored (95).

The Johnnies finished second in the MIAC with a 15-5 record (24-17 overall) and made their 12th consecutive appearance in the MIAC Tournament in 2022. SJU's program record for home runs (39) lasted only one season as the Johnnies hit 51 this spring.

| SJU Release | ABCA/Rawlings Release |