At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten Second Team, Catcher (2010) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship award (2010) ... Newton Family Scholarship for Baseball (2007-08) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010) ... Notable ... Team Co-Captain (2010) ... Named to the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award watch list
Senior (2010)... Co-captain ... Selected as a Bench Award Semifinalist ... All-Big Ten Second Team, catcher ... Big Ten Sportsmanship award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Led the team with 81 hits ... Caught 42-percent of would-be stealers this season (34-for-58, 24 CS) and picked off six runners ... Started all 57 games (52-C, 5-DH) ... Had 14 multi-RBI games, including two games with 4 or more ... Had a team-high 31 multi-hit games ... Hit .390 (62-for-159) LH, and .328 (19-for-58) RH ... Made 100th career start against North Carolina (March 6) ... Hit first career triple against Fordham #1 (March 20) ... Was 4-for-5 against IPFW #2 (March 27) for first career four hit game ... Hit .447 (38-for-85) with 24 RBI during a 21-game hitting streak from March 19-April 21 ... Went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI for first two-homer game of his career including game-tying blast in the bottom of the ninth vs. Northwestern (May 16).
Junior (2009) ... Posted a career high in doubles with seven ... Set new career-high with 21 RBI ... Drew 19 walks, a career best ... Recorded career-best in putouts against Cincinnati (Feb. 21) ... Went 3-for-4 with four RBI against Western Michigan (May 5) ... Matched a single season high with two home runs, one against North Florida (Feb. 25) and one in the final game of the season against Northwestern #2 (May 16) ... Had eight multi-hit games and four multiple RBI games.
Sophomore (2008) ... Played in 42 games with 37 starts behind the plate ... Team was 27-10 when he starts behind the plate ... Had eight multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Posted 26 of his 29 hits from the left side of the plate ... Threw out 13-of-52 runners attempting to steal ... Hit lone jack of year in game two of a doubleheader at Illinois (4/12) ... Finished year with 18 RBI for the second consecutive year ... Also drew 13 walks for the second year in a row ... Was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored vs. Villanova (2/23) ... Recorded career-best 14 putouts vs. Portland (2/29) ... Stole first career base vs. Iowa (3/30) ... Hit 2-for-4 with a jack and two runs scored at Illinois (4/12) ... Was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run vs. Northwestern (5/17) ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs in NCAA Regional start vs. Kentucky (5/30)
Freshman (2007) ... Hit .300 (18-for-60) LH, and .304 (7-for-23) RH ... had seven multi-hit games (two 3-hit games) ... had 18 RBI and 19 runs scored with 25 hits ... hit .277 (13-for-47) in Big Ten play ... made 24 starts (C-24) ... 0-for-3 vs. Bethune-Cookman #3 in career debut ... 0-for-2 with walk at UCF in second start ... 2-for-4 vs. Oklahoma with first career hit, a two-run 2B ... 2-for-3 at ECU #1 ... 1-for-3 with RBI-1B vs. Oak. #3 ... hit first career homer vs. Oak. #4 ... 1-for-2 with 2B and two walks vs. IPFW ... 1-for-4 with game-winning homer in first Big Ten start at NU #1 ... 2-for-4 with three RBI at NU#3 with 1B and 2B in 9-run fourth inning ... had first RH hit, a 1B vs. CMU ... 3-for-4 with 2B at EMU #2 ... had nine-game hit streak snapped at OSU #1 ... played as defensive replacement at OSU #1, #2 & #4 ... 1-for-3 and scored twice vs. EMU #4 ... had 2B vs. Purdue #4 ... 5-for-9 (.556) in three starts vs. MSU ... 2-for-2 vs. MSU #3 ... 3-for-5 with 2B at MSU #4 ... 2-for-4 vs. Illinois #1 ... drove in pair with bases loaded walk and sac fly vs. Illinois #4 ... caught four runners attempting to steal and had pick off in Illinois series ... had two put outs at EMU #5 playing only on defense ... walked as PH at Iowa #1 ... 1-for-3 at Iowa #4 with walk, HBP and RBI-1B ... saw action on defense vs. PSU #5 in Big Ten Tournament ... played on defense vs. Vanderbilt #3 in NCAA Nashville Regional action.
Prep ... Earned seven varsity letters at The Heights School in Potomac, Md., with four in baseball, three in basketball ... Rookie of the Year on varsity baseball team as a freshman ... MVP three times in baseball ... basketball MVP as a senior, averaging 14.5 points per game for coach Marco Basoluca ... one of best games in career came junior season vs. Georgetown Day with 4-for-4 outing with two doubles, a triple and a homer with five RBI, also tossed out three runners on the bases ... hit .571 as a senior playing for coach Brian Carroccio ... 15 doubles, two homers and 26 RBI as a senior, tossed out 21 runners ... Puma All-American in baseball as a senior ... first-team All-Met as selected by The Washington Examiner and The Maryland Gazette, second-team as selected by The Washington Post ... second-team by The Maryland Gazette as a junior ... second-team all-county as a sophomore and Washington Post All-Metropolitan honorable mention ... Summer Ball ... Played for Vienna Senators in the Clark Griffith Collegiate League.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 1-27-88 in Natick, Mass. ... has 10 former high school or summer teammates playing collegiate baseball ... favorites include ... player - Brian Schneider; book - Dan Brown's Angels & Demons; foods - pasta and chicken; team - Washington Nationals ... enjoys basketball and being with family ... selected Michigan for "Number of reasons including - strong academics and an extremely good baseball team ... the coaches, they are professional and well-disciplined ... and I liked the players and everything about the program" ... considers greatest sports moment "signing with Michigan."
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