Christian Del Castillo
Seton Hall / Belen Jesuit
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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 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, OF
2021 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM, OF
2021 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTHEAST ALL-REGION, SECOND TEAM, OF
2021 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
2021 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 4, OF
ACC Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK, (2/22/21)
*Redshirt Junior (2021): Started all 54 games in the outfield…Named team MVP and Rookie of the Year…Led Hurricanes with .369 average…Scored 34 runs and drove in 40 RBI…Had 11 doubles, a triple and four homers…Was second on the team with seven stolen bases…Slugged .495 and posted a team-high .439 on-base percentage…Led Canes with 23 multi-hit games and ranked second on the team with 10 multi-RBI performances…Had a season-long eight-game hit streak and a 15-game on-base streak…Went 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI in Miami debut at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 19)…Went 2-for-5 with two RBI to take series at Florida (Feb. 21)…Went 1-for-4 in home opener vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Was 3-for-4 with two RBI in series finale vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Went 2-for-3 with a run scored to clinch series at NC State (Mar. 7)…Doubled and scored a run in win over FAU (Mar. 9)…Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in win over Wake Forest (Mar. 12)…Tripled as part of 2-for-4 game to sweep Wake Forest (Mar. 13)…Was 2-for-4 with three RBI in win at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Florida State (Mar. 20)…Had three hits including a double and two runs scored in win at FAU (Mar. 23)…Went 1-for-3 with two RBI in win at Virginia (Mar. 26)…Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in series-clinching win at Virginia (Mar. 28)…Singled, scored a run and drove in a run in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Hit first homer as a Cane in win over Duke (Apr. 2)…Posted a season-high four hits in win over Duke (Apr. 3)…Singled and drove in a run in win over FIU (Apr. 7)…Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in series opener at Pitt (Apr. 9)…Went 3-for-3 with an RBI at Pitt (Apr. 10)…Doubled and scored a run in series finale at Pitt (Apr. 11)…Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in win over FGCU (Apr. 14)…Went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener vs. Clemson (Apr. 16)…Homered and drove in three runs in win over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Went 2-for- 3 with a homer in second half of doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in win at North Carolina (Apr. 25)…Singled, scored a run and drove in a run in win over FGCU (Apr. 27)…Doubled in win at Boston College (May 1)…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in series finale at Boston College (May 2)…Homered and drove in three runs in win over App State (May 8)…Went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI to sweep App State (May 9)…Went 2-for-2 in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (May 14)…Had two hits and run scored in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Had a base hit and an RBI in win over Georgia Tech (May 16)…Doubled and scored a run in series-opening win at Louisville (May 20)…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in victory at Louisville (May 21)…Doubled and scored a run in ACC tournament debut vs. Duke (May 27)…Had two hits and scored two runs in ACC tournament vs. Florida State (May 28)…Made NCAA tournament debut in win over South Alabama (June 4)…Went 2-for-4 with a double vs. USF (June 5)…Singled and walked twice vs. South Alabama (June 6).
*Redshirt Junior (2020 – Seton Hall): Appeared in 10 games with eight starts…Had an RBI single in the series-opening win over USC on Feb. 28…Went 2-for-4 against the Trojans on Feb. 29…Drove in a run on an RBI single as part of a 2-for-4 at Fresno State on March 3…Drew a walk and scored a run vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on March 11.
Redshirt Sophomore (2019 – Seton Hall): Named Seton Hall’s Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year…Appeared and started in 47 games…Outfield starter…Batted .286 with five home runs and 35 RBIs, all career-highs…Led Seton Hall with a .505 slugging percentage and 17 doubles…Had a team-best 26 extra-base hits…Made just one error in 86 defensive chances…Ranked third on the team with 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games…Stole three bases in four attempts…Ranked third in the BIG EAST in doubles and ninth in slugging percentage…Tied for fourth in the conference with four triples…Tied for the BIG EAST lead with six sacrifice flies…Reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored vs. Creighton in the BIG EAST Championship on May 23…Reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run scored at St. John’s on May 17…Drove in two runs in game two of a doubleheader vs. Georgetown on May 11…Went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run scored at Xavier on May 4…Walked three times and stole a base vs. Butler on April 28…Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in game two of a doubleheader vs. Butler on April 27…Named Seton Hall’s Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year…Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs at TCU on April 14…Walked three times at Princeton on April 10…Reached base three times at Rider, going 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored on April 9…Walked twice and belted a home run at FDU on April 2… Went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI at Iona on March 31…Reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored at FDU on March 27…Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 25…Went 4-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs at Monmouth on March 24…Drove in a career-high five runs, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and two runs scored vs. Wagner on March 23…Went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases, two runs scored, a walk and an RBI at Wagner on March 19…Had two RBIs, two runs scored and two sacrifice flies vs. Harvard on March 15…Finished only a single shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a double, a sacrifice fly, two runs scored and four RBIs vs. Bucknell on March 12…Reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored at FIU on March 10…Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored at FIU on March 9…BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Redshirt Freshman (2018 – Seton Hall): Appeared in 47 games, making 44 starts… Primary corner outfield starter… Batted .237 with two home runs and 15 RBIs…Made just one error in 60 defensive chances…Had 10 multi-hit games… Had four multi-RBI games…Belted a two-run home run and went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the early game vs. St. John’s on Championship Sunday of the 2018 BIG EAST Tournament on May 27…Went 2-for-3 vs. Georgetown in game one of a doubleheader on May 19…Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs vs. Villanova on April 27…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored at Butler on April 21…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Butler on April 22…Went 2-for-6 with two runs scored at Hawaii on March 23…Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on March 19…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Missouri State on March 17…Reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with his first career home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs at Oklahoma State on March 16…Reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk vs. Saint Peter’s on March 14…Reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk at Florida Atlantic on March 9…Drove in a pair of runs vs. Central Michigan on March 6…Reached base three times, with two walks, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base vs. Seattle on March 2…Made his collegiate debut and collected his first career hit, a double, at NC State in game one of a doubleheader on Feb. 16…BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
True Freshman (2017 – Seton Hall): Did not see game action…BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
High School: Attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida…Four-year letter-winner as an outfielder… Named 2016 Miami Herald Player of the Year…Three-time All-District and All-County selection…Named District Hitter and Player of the Year as a senior…Batted .500 as a senior with two home runs, 24 RBIs and 12 stolen bases…Broke Belen’s record for doubles and triples in a season as a senior…Participated in the 2016 Florida Athletics Coaches All-Star Game…Batted over .315 in all four seasons…Helped lead Belen to 72 victories in four seasons including a district and regional championship in 2016…Graduated Magna Cum Laude…Four-year honor roll member…Three-year member of the National Honor Society…Two-year member of the National Science Honor Society…Vice President of the Belen Guardians, which helps kids with disabilities at “The Learning Experience”…Vice President of “Battle-Up,” which helps fundraise money for cancer research and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Personal: Son of Carlos and Madeline Del Castillo…Older brother of Miami catcher Adrian Del Castillo…Graduated from Seton Hall in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry…Nominated for Big East Sports Excellence Award (2018-2019)…Member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Student-Athlete Honor Society…Pursuing a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.