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AS A SENIOR (2016):
  • MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
  • Appeared in 48 games, starting in 44 contests.
  • Totaled 51 hits, three homeruns, 28 runs and 23 runs batted in.
  • Swiped 16 steals on 23 attempts.
  • Went 3-5 against Gardner-Webb (Feb. 28), scoring two runs and recording one runs batted in.
  • Had a career-high six hits against UNC Asheville (Mar. 12), scoring two runs and hitting in four runs.
  • Registerd three hits in seven at-bats, scoring one run.
  • Went 3-4 with one run and one RBI against Siena (May 12).
  • In the season finale against Manhattan, he went 2-4 with three RBI.
AS A JUNIOR (2015):
  • MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
  • Appeared in 41 games for the Maroon & Gold. 
  • Totaled 40 hits and 11 runs batted in.
  • Recorded four doubles and six triples on the season.
  • Stole 15 bases.
  • Finished the season with a .276 batting average and .386 slugging percentage.
  • Went 3-5 in the first game of the season vs. Missouri (Feb. 13).
  • Went 3-5 again vs. Lehigh (Feb. 27).
  • Went 2-3 with a double at Lehigh (Feb. 28).
  • Went 2-4 at Wofford (Mar. 14).
  • Went 2-6 with a triple and three runs batted in at LIU Brooklyn (Apr. 8).
  • Went 3-3 with two runs batted in and two runs scored against Manhattan (May 15).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014):
  • MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
  • Appeared in and started two games for the Gaels.
  • Went 1-3 with two runs scored at Delaware State (Feb. 22).
  • Went 2-5 with a triple, a run batted in, and a run scored vs. Bucknell (Feb. 23)
AS A FRESHMAN (2013):
  • All-MAAC Second Team.
  • Appeared in 43 games, making 36 starts.
  • In 124 at bats, he finished with a .258 batting average, .315 slugging percentage, and .352 on-base percentage.
  • Hit one home run.
  • Recorded three RBIs.
  • Received 16 walks.
  • Stole eight bases.
  • Went 2-4 with one walk at Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 15).
  • Went 2-4 with one RBI at Niagara (Apr. 6).
  • Went 2-3 with one walk vs. Siena (Apr. 14).
  • Went 2-5 with one triple vs. Siena (Apr. 13).
  • Went 2-4 with one home run, one walk, and one RBI at Fordham (Apr. 16).
  • Went 2-4 at Marist (Apr. 20).
  • Went 2-2 with one double, one walk, and one RBI at Marist (Apr. 20).
  • Went 2-3 with one walk at Rider (May. 12). 
BEFORE IONA:
  • Three-year letterwinner at Cary-Grove.
  • Named the 2012 Fox Valley First-Team All-Conference.
  • 2012 First-Team All-Area.
  • 2012 Fox Valley All-Academic.
  • Cary-Grove 2012 Baseball MVP.
INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME:

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 

Position: Infielder
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cary, IL
High School: Cary-Grove
Major: Management
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