Often times, the team that wins the national championship is simply the team that boasts the best player from the nearly two weeks of competition in Omaha.
A complete team effort is needed to come out victorious, but you almost always need that one transcendent player that will not let his team lose.
Jason Windsor was that guy for Cal State Fullerton back in 2004. Same goes for Huston Street for Texas in 2002. I could go on and on.
The list of winners of the Most Outstanding Player Award reads like a who's who of college baseball greats. This season's award promises to be no different. The field that came to Omaha this year was as good as any in recent memory. The team that comes out on top will have to have given an outstanding performance to get there.
The player that wins the award this year will have faced some incredible stiff competition and will no doubt go down as a College World Series legend.