HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Centennial Conference is celebrating 25 years as one of the elite small college athletic conferences in the country with the announcement of its Silver Anniversary teams. With criteria selected by conference officials, the Silver Anniversary teams are designed to highlight the best of the best over the conference's first quarter-century.
For inclusion on a Silver Anniversary team, a student must have a degree from their institution and meet one of the following qualifications:
- Three-time or four-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- Two-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year
- First-team All-America AND two-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- Two-time All-America (first, second, or third team)
For individual sports such as swimming and track & field, the accomplishments must have occurred in the same event.
On Tuesday, the Centennial Conference released the list of 16 baseball players who were named to the Silver Anniversary team. The Haverford College baseball team has captured three Centennial Conference Championships (2012, 2014, 2016) during the past 25 years and played for the conference championship four other times since become one of the top teams in the conference shortly after the turn of the century. Two All-Americans from that era of Haverford baseball, Charlie Carluccio '11 and Tommy Bergjans '15, were named as Haverford representatives to the Silver Anniversary team.
The Conference was founded in 1981 as the Centennial Football Conference and began competition as an all-sports conference in the fall of 1993. The Conference crowns champions in 24 sports.
Haverford College Baseball Silver Anniversary Honorees (by graduation year)
Charlie Carluccio '11
- 2011 D3Baseball.com first-team All-American
- 2011 ABCA third-team All-American
- 2011 Centennial Conference Player of the Year
- Two-time first-team All-Centennial Conference (2008, 2011)
Tommy Bergjans '15
- Three-time D3Baseball.com All-American (first-team in 2014 and 2015; second-team in 2013)
- Two-time ABCA All-American (first-team in 2014; third-team in 2015)
- Three-time Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
- Three-time first-team All-Centennial Conference (2013, 2014, 2015)