The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.
2021 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM, 2B
2021 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
*Sophomore (2021): Started all 54 games at second base…Hit.275 with nine doubles, five homers and 28 RBI…Had 40 runs scored while ranking second with a .398 on-base percentage and posting a .789 OPS…Ranked fourth on the team with 13 multi-hit games and fourth with seven multi-RBI performances…Had a season-long 11-game hit streak and a 21-game on-base streak, both team-highs…Doubled in 13-inning victory at then-No. 1 Florida (Feb. 20)…Started a 10-game hit streak with a two-hit game against Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Doubled in a three-hit game at NC State (Mar. 6)…Homered in series-clinching win at NC State (Mar. 7)…Had two hits and three RBI in win over FAU (Mar. 9)…Homered and drove in three runs in a three-hit game vs. Wake Forest (Mar. 12)…Homered in back-to-back games to help sweep Wake Forest (Mar. 13)…Homered in win at FAU (Mar. 23), capping stretch of four home runs in nine games…Had a career-high four walks in win at Virginia (Mar. 26)…Had two hits and scored four runs in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in win over Duke (Apr. 3)…Had walk-off hit vs. FGCU (Apr. 14), capping an 11-game hit streak…Posted a season-high four hits and three runs scored in win over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Hit safely in all three games at Boston College (Apr. 30-May 2)…Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in win over App State (May 8)…Had two hits in win vs. Georgia Tech (May 15)…Homered in a three-hit game at Louisville (May 20)… Doubled in ACC tournament game vs. Duke (May 27).
*Sophomore (2020): Started all 16 games at shortstop in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Batted .297 (19-for-64) with a team-high five doubles and two homers…Had 12 runs scored and 15 RBI… Was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts…Slugged .469 to rank third on team…Led Canes with six multi-hit games and tied for team-lead with four multi-RBI performances…Posted a team-best 10-game on-base streak…Opened season on four-game hitting streak…Had two-hit, three-RBI game in sweep-clinching win over Rutgers (Feb. 16)…Doubled and scored two runs in win over USF (Feb. 26)…Homered and drove in three runs in win over Towson (Feb. 29)…Had two-hit, three-RBI game in sweep-clinching win over Towson (Mar. 1)…Went 3-for-5 with a homer in win over Pittsburgh (Mar. 6)…Had a career-best three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored in sweep-clinching win over Pitt (Mar. 8).
2019 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
True Freshman (2019): Started all 61 games, making 50 starts at second base and 11 at shortstop…hit .291 with 12 doubles, a triple, five homers, 49 runs scored and 39 RBI…Tied for team lead with 22 multi-hit games and was third with 11 multi-RBI performances…Miami’s Opening Night second baseman who went 2-for-2 with three RBI in win over Rutgers (Feb 15)…Posted a season-high four hits, including two doubles, and four runs scored in sweep-clinching win over Rutgers (Feb. 17)…Smacked two hits in win at Florida (Feb. 22)…Hit safely in all three games vs. UMBC (Mar. 1-3)…Hit first career homer in win over UMBC (Mar. 3)…Had two hits in win over Appalachian State (Mar. 6)…Had two hits in win over Georgia Tech (Mar. 9)…Had a double and two RBI in series finale vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 10)…Hit safely in all three games at North Carolina (Mar. 15-17)…Had a double in a 2-for-4 game vs. NC State (Mar. 23)…Went 2-for-4 in series finale vs. NC State (Mar. 24)…Tied season-high with four hits in win at FAU (Mar.27)…Went 5-for-11 with four RBI in three games at Pitt (Mar. 29-31)…Had two hits and an RBI against FAU (Apr. 3)…Doubled in series finale vs. Florida State (Apr. 7)…Was 3-for-4 with a home run at FGCU (Apr. 10)…Had a single and an RBI in series opener at Virginia (Apr. 13)…Went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener at Louisville (Apr. 18)…Tripled and drove in three runs in win over FIU (Apr. 24)… Had two hits and three RBI in series opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (May 3)…Drove in two runs in series finale vs. Bethune-Cookman (May 5)…Hit two-homers and drove in three runs in series-clinching win at Wake Forest (May 11)…Went 4-for-12 in three games vs. Duke (May 16-18)…Had two hits and two RBI in ACC tournament opener vs. Virginia (May 23)…Went 2-for-3 in NCAA tournament debut vs. Central Michigan (May 31)…Singled and drove in a run vs. Southern (June 1)…Homered in a three-hit game vs. Central Michigan (June 2)
High School: Selected in the 37th round of 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs…Played varsity baseball for four years at Westminster Christian…Named team MVP after both senior and junior seasons…Served as team captain in 2017 and 2018…Received team Gold Glove award after freshman season…Hit .457 with 12 home runs as a senior…Batted .500 with 10 home runs as a junior and hit .355 as a sophomore…Member of Westminster Christian’s 2015 state championship team…Had an on-base streak of 55 games
Personal: Parents are Henry and Rossana Vilar…Has two sisters, Regina and Sophia…Father, Henry, played baseball at Miami from 1990-91…Intends to major in business.