AS A SOPHOMORE (2011):
One of three Dolphins to start in all 61 games as a sophomore…named first team all-conference and earn all-south region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association after ranking second in average (.370), doubles (18), triples (2), RBI (52) and slugging percentage (.546)…led the team and A-Sun in walks (50)…also finished first on the team and second in the conference in on-base percentage (.491)…had 22 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI contests…recorded a career-best 23-game hitting streak (3/18-4/29)…tallied three hits and two RBI in NCAA Tournament vs. Miami (6/5)…scored twice in win against Manhattan College (6/4)…had a home run and RBI double in victory at No. 4 Florida (5/17)…hit grand slam in game one at Mercer (4/18)…went 5-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Campbell (4/16)…had four hits, four runs, double, home run and two RBI at ETSU (3/18)…named to A-Sun preseason all-conference team…voted one of the top three “Pure Hitters” in the conference by A-Sun coaches in CollegeBaseballInsider.com A-Sun Preview.
...earned A-Sun all-academic honors, Capital One Academic All-America third team accolades and was named to the President’s Honor Roll…during the summer, he played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League with fellow teammate Adam Brett Walker.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 54 games, including 52 starts in center field...named first team Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger...also named second team Freshman All-America by NCBWA and Ping!Baseball.com...garnered A-Sun “Freshman of the Year” accolades while also being named first team all-conference and all-freshman...ranked fourth in A-Sun in on-base percentage (.498) and walks (39) and seventh with .391 batting average...batted 3-for-5 with with a double, a home run and a season-high four RBI vs. Belmont (3/14)...went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI vs. Valparaiso (3/19)...batted 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI at Florida A&M (5/5)...tallied his first collegiate double vs. College of Charleston (2/23)...hit his first career home run vs. No. 20 Oklahoma (2/27)...registered his first triple at Bethune-Cookman (3/3)...led the squad against right-handed pitchers (.416), with runners in scoring position (.400), success advancing runners (.582) and multi-hit games (26)...earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the President’s List with a 4.0 gpa...during the summer, he helped the Licking County Settlers reach the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League title game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter as an outfielder for David Kolander at Fox Valley Lutheran High School…finished career with 126 hits and 22 home runs...as a senior, he earned first team all-state, all-area, all-conference and was named Eastern Valley Conference “Player of the Year” after batting .570 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI, a 1.234 slugging percentage and a .681 on-base percentage...as as junior, he earned first team all conference, all-area and all-state honors after batting .514 with 37 runs, 11 doubles, six home runs, a .614 on-base percentage and a .986 slugging percentage...as a sophomore, he helped the Foxes to a sectional and regional title as well as a spot in the state tournament...earned first team all-conference, all-area and honorable mention all-state accolades after batting .431 with 32 runs five home runs a .553 on-base percentage and an .806 slugging percentage...as a freshman, he was named second team all-conference after batting .426 with a .556 on-base percentage and a .704 slugging percentage...was also a three-year starter for the football team as a running back/defensive back...earned highest honors for eight semesters, member of the National Honors Society and was a Rotary Club Outstanding Student-Athlete.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 5, 1991, in Appleton, Wis…son of Richard and Susan…has a brother, Jon, who is a pitcher on the Valparaiso baseball team…major is exercise science.