The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has inducted five new members into the conference’s hall of fame. One of those inductees is a Greenville native, a former Comet, a former Greenville College Panther, and currently a Greenville Police Officer.
Stefan Neece is only the fourth Panther from Greenville College to enter the SLIAC Hall of Fame and the first in baseball.
Neece was a first baseman for the Panthers from 2006-10. He set numerous single season and career records on the field for the Panthers, finishing his career at Greenville with a .402 batting average with 51 home runs and 212 runs batted in. As a senior he hit .487 with 19 home runs and 67 runs batted in, leading NCAA Division III in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and walks per game. During his time with Greenville he helped lead the Panthers to a 96-75 record, finishing as runners-up in the SLIAC Tournament on three occasions. Neece is just one of two players in conference history to be named the SLIAC Player of the Year twice, winning the award in 2006 and 2010. He was a four time First-Team All-Conference performer and was named First Team ABCA All-America in 2010. Following graduation Neece signed a professional contract with Las Cruces Vaqueros of the Pecos League.
He currently serves as an officer with the Greenville Police Department.