Giovanni Dingcong and Joseph Pena were named the Spartan Athletes of the Month for May.
Giovanni Dingcong, Baseball:
Dingcong posted a .313 batting average, going 15-for-48 at the plate, with 4 home runs, 9 RBIs and 8 runs scored during the month of May. Giovanni played in all 12 of the Spartans' games, also contributing a double, while opposing pitchers walked him three times. He was also 3-for-5 in base stealing for St. Thomas Aquinas.
The senior right fielder from Daly City, Calif. was also a mainstay defensively for the Spartans, as Dingcong posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
In recogition of his outstanding play during the 2018 season, Giovanni was named the ECC Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection, along with All-Region First Team honors for D2CCA, NCBWA and ABCA/Rawlings.