AS A JUNIOR (2012):
||Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran
One of three Dolphins to start in all 56 games as a junior … drafted in the 16th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros … earned first team all-conference honors for the third straight season by ranking second on the team in average (.324), hits (67), triples (1), home runs (6) and RBI (33) … also led the Dolphins with 21 multi-hit games … hit .380 in A-Sun play and finished the conference schedule with a 13-game hitting streak, including multiple hits in six of the final seven contests … recorded two RBI in the finale at North Florida (5/19, G2) ... hit a game-tying home run vs. Mercer (4/29) ... recorded RBIs in the first two at-bats vs. Florida Gulf Coast (4/15) ... had a two-run homer for his 200th career hit vs. Georgia Southern (4/11) ... was a triple shy of the cycle against Belmont (3/31) ... homered in game one against Kennesaw State (3/25) ... recorded a career-best five RBI on three hits, including a home run, at Georgia Southern (3/20) ... drove in two runs against Akron (3/13) ... batted 3-for-4 with three runs scored vs. Wagner (3/9) ... recorded three RBI and two doubles vs. Florida A&M (3/2) ... Had a double & triple in finale at USC (2/19) ... named the A-Sun baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the scholar-athlete squad … also named Capital One first team Academic All-America and All-District … earned A-Sun all-academic honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll … also one of 19 finalists for the Fan’s Choice Award by TD Ameritrade which is given to the player who is a positive role model both on and off the field, exemplifying core values like teamwork and integrity, as well as the drive to win ... named to the A-Sun preseason all-conference team.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): One of three Dolphins to start in all 61 games as a sophomore ... named first team all-conference and 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.