College Experience: New Jersey Institute of Technology
College Information - 2012
Freshman outfielder for head coach Mike Cole at the New Jersey Institute of Technology...NJCBA Division I Rookie of the Year...Starting center fielder and lead-off hitter for the Highlanders...Played and started all 52 regular season and playoff games; one of four Highlanders to not miss a game...Led NJIT with 15 stolen bases...Among the team leaders in batting average (.315), hits (62), runs scored (39), doubles (15), triples (two), runs batted in (31), total bases (87) and times hit by a pitch (eight)...Registered a .442 slugging percentage and a .384 on-base percentage...Had 21 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games...Against Great West opponents, compiled a .349 batting average...Defensively contributed six outfield assists...Made collegiate debut at North Carolina Central (Feb. 24)...Smashed first NJT home run in second collegiate game at NC Central (Feb. 25)...Went 4-for-6 with three RBI at Delaware State (Mar. 4)...Ripped off a 15-game hit streak from Mar. 30 through Apr. 12; included 25 hits, nine multi-hit games and a .431 batting average...Drove in a season-high four runs at Houston Baptist (Apr. 14)...Went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI at New York Tech (May 18); added three more hits including two doubles the following day (May 19).
Attended St. Augustine Prep School in Richlands, N.J....Multi-sport athlete in football and baseball...Pitched and patrolled center field for the Hermits; three-year starter...2011 Newark Star-Ledger All-State first team...2011 The Press of Atlantic City Player of the Year...2011 Daily Journal All-Area Player of the Year...2011 Daily Journal All-Area first team...2011 All-Camden Courier-Post first team...2011 Cape Atlantic League All-American Conference first team...Batted .465 with nine home runs and 39 RBI...On the mound, went 5-0 with a 2.39 earned run average...Led St. Augustine to 2011 New Jersey Non-Public A state championship, the first state crown in school history and first for a CAL team in 11 years...Selected to play in the 2011 Carpenter Cup tournament...2011 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region honorable mention...2010 CAL All-American Conference honorable mention...Batted .400 during junior campaign...2009 New Jersey Non-Public A All-State team...2009 CAL All-American Conference first team...Tore up opposing pitchers as a sophomore with a .529 batting average and 39 hits including 12 doubles and four triples.
Competed in Perfect Game's 2010 World Wood Bat Association World Championship and the 2010 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #2...Had a batting cage in his yard during high school.