2022 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM, 1B
2022 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
2022 HURRICANES MVP
Sophomore (2022): Started all 60 games at first base…Led Miami with .366 average, 87 hits, 38 walks, .460 on-base percentage, 16 stolen bases and 27 multi-hit games…Tallied 10 multi-RBI performances…Posted team-best .308 average in ACC action…Reached base safely in all but two contests, including first 22 games…Totaled pair of knocks in season-opening win over Towson (Feb. 18)…Notched three hits, highlighted by two doubles, and scored co-season-high three runs against Towson (Feb. 19)…Tripled and scored vs. Harvard (Feb. 26)…Launched first homer of campaign in 10-0 victory over Harvard (Feb. 27)…Belted grand slam at UCF (Mar. 16)…Extended on-base streak to 22 contests, walking three times vs. No. 13 North Carolina…Started season-long 29-game on-base streak with season-best four hits at FGCU (Mar. 30)…Blasted three-run homer in 17-1 rout over FIU (Apr. 6)…Mounted multi-hit effort and stole season-high three bases at No. 21 Virginia Tech (Apr. 14)…Smacked solo shot in 8-5 win over No. 21 Virginia Tech (Apr. 16)…Doubled twice and drove in three against Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 19)…Delivered walk-off single in ninth inning vs. Pitt (Apr. 22)…Registered solo homer in victory at Georgia Tech (May 1)… Homered and plated three tallies vs. UCF (May 11)…Recorded three extra-base hits, highlighted by round-tripper against Wake Forest in ACC Tournament (May 27)…Hit leadoff home run vs. Arizona in Coral Gables Regional (June 5).
2021 ALL-GAINESVILLE REGIONAL, RF
True Freshman (2021): Played in 40 games, making 10 starts in debut season with Hurricanes…Saw action at first base and in right field…Hit .298 (17-for-57) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, three homers, six RBI and a stolen base…Recorded pair of multi-hit games and one multi-RBI performance…Ended season on a season-best five-game hitting streak…Made Hurricanes debut on Feb. 19 at No. 1 Florida, scoring run as pinch runner…Recorded first collegiate hit, solo homer, while making first career start on Mar. 6 at NC State…Became first Hurricane since Alex Toral in 2018 to homer for first collegiate hit…Doubled and homered while scoring season-high two runs and adding two RBI in 2-for-3 effort vs. FAU (Mar. 9)…Had base hit against rival Florida State (Mar. 20)…Had RBI double and scored run vs. Duke (Apr. 4)…Hit safely in three straight games as pinch hitter: Apr. 11 at Pitt, Apr. 14 vs. FGCU and Apr. 18 vs. Clemson…Homered in win over Appalachian State (May 8)…Singled and had first career stolen base in series-clinching win over Georgia Tech (May 16)… Had base hit in victory at Louisville (May 21), starting season-long five-game hit streak…Singled off bench in ACC tournament game vs. Florida State (May 28)…Had base hit in NCAA tournament debut vs. South Alabama (June 4), making first career start in right field…Recorded second multi-hit game of year in NCAA tournament loss to USF (June 5)…Singled in NCAA tournament loss to South Alabama (June 6)…Named to All-Gainesville Regional team after hitting .308 in three games.
High School: Four-year varsity letterman, playing final three seasons at Palm Beach Central after beginning prep career at Cherry Creek…As senior, batted .556 with four triples, two homers and 13 RBI…Helped Palm Beach Central reach state final four in 2019…Named all-district first baseman in 2018-19…Selected as team MVP following sophomore season and named hitter of the year as junior.
Personal: Son of David and Haika Kayfus…Majoring in business management.