2016 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2016 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2016 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION SECOND TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Selected in 10th round of 2016 MLB Draft by Minnesota Twins (No. 303 overall)…Earned third-team All-ACC honors after fourth straight season as team’s starting shortstop…One of 11 semifinalists for Brooks Wallace Award honoring nation’s top shortstop…Batting team-best .385 entering College World Series…Has set career highs in nearly every offensive category, including hits (79), runs (49), doubles (13), home runs (two), RBI (42), total bases (98), slugging percentage (.478) and on-base percentage (.460)…Batting average was second-best in ACC entering College World Series…Second on team with 26 multi-hit games and was fourth with 11 multi-RBI games entering College World Series…14-game hitting streak from April 23-May 17 was longest for any Hurricane all season…Had stretch of 36 games reaching base…Nine three-hit games are most on team…Had multi-hit performances in five straight games from March 25-April 2…Had seven hits in team’s series with Clemson (March 25-27)…Totaled five hits and five RBI in team’s sweep of North Carolina (April 1-3)…Batted .727 in team’s sweep of Florida A&M (April 29-May 1)…Scored career-high four runs in series opener vs. Rattlers (April 29)…Tied career high with four RBI in win at Georgia Tech (May 8)…Named to NCAA Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team after batting .500 in three games…Batted .273 in NCAA Super Regional vs. Boston College, totaling three hits in 11 at bats.
Served as Miami’s starting shortstop for third consecutive season, making 47 starts and 49 total appearances…Batted .303 with nine doubles, two triples and 23 RBI…Impressed defensively as one of conference’s top shortstops…Was one of team’s top hitters in ACC play, batting .375…Knocked in run in season debut at Florida (Feb. 21)…Opened season on four-game hitting streak…Went 3-for-4 with three RBI in win at Louisville (March 7)…Had three RBI in series opener vs. Virginia Tech (April 10)…Performance against Hokies jumpstarted five-game hitting streak that lasted until April 17…Had three straight multi-hit games vs. Florida State (April 24-26), batted .428 for series against Seminoles…Scored eight runs over six-game stretch from May 2-May 9, including five in sweep at Pittsburgh (May 2-3)…Totaled five hits, five runs and three RBI in final two games of team’s sweep of Georgia Tech (May 14-16)…Had three three-hit games in NCAA postseason, including one in Coral Gables Regional-clinching victory over Columbia (June 1)…Went 3-for-3 with two doubles in College World Series debut vs. Florida (June 13).
Started final 56 games of season at shortstop after missing time due to injury…Batted .233 with 29 RBI…Scored 23 runs…Connected on six doubles and one triple…Nine multi-RBI games were second-most on team…12 multi-hit games ranked sixth-most…Made season debut against Florida State (Feb. 28)…Went 2-for-4 with career-high-tying four RBI against Boston College (March 7)…Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in win over NC State (March 30)…Recorded season-long six-game hitting streak from May 4 – May 16…Went 2-for-7 in 16-inning win over North Carolina (May 16)…Finished 2-for-3 in NCAA Coral Gables Regional matchup with Bethune-Cookman…Recorded two of team’s three hits in regional finale against Texas Tech (June 2).
Saw action in 59 games at shortstop, including 58 starts – third-most of any player…Connected for 44 hits in 181 at bats (.243 average), including one double and one homerun…Drove in 15 runs…Registered 10 multi-hit games, tied for fifth-most on team …Went 2-for-2 with one run in career debut against Rutgers (Feb. 16)…Recorded career-best seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 24 through March 5…Went 3-for-4 in series-opening win at Florida (March 1)…Drove in two runs in win over Maine (March 5)… Connected for first career homerun at Wake Forest (May 10)…Finished series with Demon Deacons batting .416 (5-for-12 ) with team-high totals of five hits and five RBI, including all four in 5-4 game two loss (May 11)…Recorded first career postseason RBI in 7-0 shutout of Oklahoma State (May 31) at Louisville Regional.
Ranked the No. 13 freshman in the nation by Baseball America entering the 2013 season…Drafted in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays…Named Rawlings Third-Team All-America in 2012…Selected First-Team All-Broward by the Miami Herald after hitting .406 with three homeruns and 19 RBI’s as a senior.
Son of Omar and Evelyn Lopez…Has two younger sisters, Natalie (18) and Jennifer (17) … Has a younger brother, Zachary (13) … Major is sports administration.