|High School:||St. Bernard|
Joins the team after two years at UConn-Avery Point in Groton, Conn.... Two-year starter in the outfield for the Pointers... Helped UCAP to two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II New England championships, finishing as Northeast District runners-up in 2008... Hit .315 and finished second on the team with five home runs and 38 runs scored as a sophomore... Placed third on the squad in hits (45), triples (3) and slugging percentage (.497)... Hit .282 with one homer and 15 RBI as a rookie... Named an NJCAA Academic All-American in 2008 and the UCAP Most Valuable Student-Athlete... High School: Native of Uncasville, Conn.... Four-year starter and senior captain at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville... Played outfield, first base and pitcher for the Saints... Helped team to three Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) Small Division championships, posting a 30-0 record during the regular season... Saints reached the state semifinals during his senior season... That year, was named a Connecticut Class S All-State outfielder and a first-team All-Area selection by the New London Day and the Norwich Bulletin... Also selected as a first-team All-ECC outfielder and his team's Best Defensive Player for the second year in a row... Was also a second-team All-Area selection as a junior by the Day... Earned several academic awards from SBHS, including the Potvin Scholarship for Character, Athletics and Academics, and the George Glendenning Jr. Memorial Art Award.