BATON ROUGE, La. – Four LSU players received 2023 Preseason All-America recognition Monday from Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Junior centerfielder Dylan Crews, junior right-handed pitcher/utility player Paul Skenes, and sophomore third baseman/DH Tommy White were voted to the First-Team All-America squad, and junior first baseman Tre’ Morgan was granted Second-Team All-America honors.

LSU leads the nation with three first-team selections; Tennessee, Florida and Stanford each have two players voted to the first team.

Crews, also named Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 Preseason Player of the Year, was voted a 2022 consensus First-Team All-American and the SEC Co-Player of the Year, batting .349 with 11 doubles, four triples, 22 homers, 72 RBI and 73 runs. The Tigers’ centerfielder was named a semifinalist last season for the Golden Spikes Award and for the Dick Howser National Player of the Year Award.

He finished the season as the SEC leader in runs scored (73), and he was No. 2 in the league in triples (4), No. 3 in RBI (72), No. 3 in total bases (172), No. 4 in home runs (22), No. 4 in slugging percentage (.691), No. 5 in hits (87), No. 5 in on-base percentage (.463) and No. 8 in walks (42).

Crews, a Longwood, Fla., native, also received 2022 SEC Community Service Team and SEC All-Defensive Team recognition. He played this summer with the U.S. Collegiate National Team, helping lead Team USA to a bronze medal at Honkbalweek Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Skenes, who transferred to LSU this season after two years at Air Force, enjoyed an exceptional 2022 season both on the mound and at the plate, earning first-team All-America recognition.

Skenes, a product of Lake Forest, Calif., recorded a 2.96 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 85.2 innings (15 starts) for Air Force, limiting opponents to a .224 batting average. He also hit .314 with 10 doubles, 13 homers and 38 RBI. In 2021, Skenes posted a 2.70 ERA while batting .410 with 11 homers and 43 RBI.

White, a product of St. Pete Beach, Fla., transferred to LSU after an incredible 2022 freshman season at North Carolina State, where he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year.

White hit .362 last season with 85 hits, 12 doubles, 27 home runs, 74 RBIs and a .757 slugging percentage, setting the NCAA freshman record for homers in a season. He had 26 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI outings, and he finished the year on 26-game reached base streak.

Morgan, a 2022 SEC All-Defensive Team selection, hit .324 in 2022 with 18 doubles, one triple, five homers, 54 RBI and 50 runs. The New Orleans, La., native joined Crews this summer as a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team that claimed the bronze medal at Honkbalweek Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Morgan batted .500 (6-for-12) in the Tigers’ three-game sweep at Vanderbilt (May 19-21) with four doubles, three RBI and five runs, and he delivered the game-winning two-out, two-run single in the top of the ninth inning at Mississippi State (April 8), erasing a 2-1 deficit and sparking LSU to a 5-2 victory.

As a true freshman in 2021, Morgan earned Freshman All-America, Second-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team recognition.

Collegiate Baseball 2023 Preseason All-America Teams

FIRST TEAM

RHP Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest               

RHP Chase Dollander, Tennessee            

RHP Chase Burns, Tennessee                  

LHP  Quinn Mathews, Stanford                  

RHP Tanner Hall, Southern Mississippi             

RHP Hurston Waldrep, Florida                                                           

Relief Andrew Walters    Miami (Fla.)                 

C Michael Carico, Davidson                       

1B Carter Graham, Stanford                      

2B Charles McAdoo, San Jose St.             

3B Jake Gelof, Virginia                               

SS Jacob Gonzalez, Mississippi                

OF Wyatt Langford, Florida                                

OF Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina                 

OF Dylan Crews, LSU

DH Tommy White, LSU

UT Paul Skenes, LSU

SECOND TEAM

RHP Jason Savacool, Maryland                

RHP Alonzo Tredwell, UCLA                     

RHP Drew Beam     Tennessee                 

RHP Brandon Sproat, Florida                    

RHP Matthew Marchal, Wofford                

RHP Ryan Gallagher, U.C. Santa Barbara        

LHP  Mike Gutierrez , U.C. Santa Barbara         

LHP  Hunter Elliott, Mississippi                  

RHP Daniel Avitia, Grand Canyon             

LHP  Ryan Feczko, Davidson                    

RHP Owen Wild, Gonzaga                         

Relief Carter Spivey, East Carolina            

Relief Peter Allegro, Portland                     

Relief Triston Dixon, Texas St.                   

Relief Camden Sewell, Tennessee            

Relief Matthew Steidl, Southern Illinois                                    

Relief William Privette, Coll. of Charleston                    

C Jack Payton, Louisville                                               

C Luke Shliger, Maryland                           

C Addison Kopack, Rhode Island              

1B Tre’ Morgan, LSU

1B Jack Moss, Texas A&M                                            

2B David Smith, Connecticut                      

2B Max Grant, Canisius                             

3B Yohandy Morales, Miami (Fla.)             

3B Brock Wilken, Wake Forest                  

SS Jacob Wilson, Grand Canyon               

SS Matt Shaw, Maryland                            

OF Jack Hurley, Virginia Tech.                  

OF Chase Davis, Arizona                           

OF Enrique Bradfield, Vanderbilt               

OF Ryan Lasko, Rutgers                            

DH Keaton Anthony, Iowa                          

UT Nolan McLean, Oklahoma St.

THIRD TEAM

LHP Jonathan Fincher , Louisiana Tech.                        

RHP Drue Hackenberg , Virginia Tech.                          

RHP Juaron Watts-Brown, Oklahoma St.          

LHP  Carter Holton, Vanderbilt                   

RHP Matt Jachec, Indiana St.                    

RHP Levi Wells, Texas St.                         

Relief Sam Klein, Ball St.                           

Relief Thomas Schultz, Vanderbilt                                 

C Matthew Ellis, Indiana                             

C BT Riopelle, Florida                                

1B Chris Sargent, Southern Miss.              

1B Sam Kulasingam, Air Force                          

1B Joe Kinker, Florida Gulf Coast              

1B Drake Pierson, Campbell                      

1B Jackson Feltner, Morehead St.                                 

2B Brock Rodden, Wichita St.                    

2B Mason Hull, Missouri St.                               

3B Drew Bowser, Stanford                         

3B Alejandro Figueredo, Florida Gulf Coast                  

3B Ryan Peltier, Ball St.                             

3B Diego Baqueiro, Loyola Marymount             

SS Maui Ahuna, Tennessee                       

SS Luke Keaschall, Arizona St.                 

SS Cody Schrier, UCLA                             

SS Kaeber Rog, Southern Illinois               

OF Cole McConnell, Louisiana Tech.                            

OF Max Ryerson, Georgia St.                            

OF Matt Kirk, Eastern Michigan                 

OF Nolan Schanuel, Florida Atlantic          

OF Brendan O’Donnell, Rider                                                             

UT Jay Luikart, Wright St. 

(Per LSU Press Release)