2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2014 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2013 LOUISVILLE REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Had breakout season in final year at Miami, hitting .320 and earning All-ACC third-team recognition…Selected in 14th round of 2015 MLB Draft by Los Angeles Dodgers (No. 432 overall)…Finished with career-best totals in every offensive category, including home runs (seven), RBI (51), runs scored (53), hits (71) and doubles (11)…Started 59 games and made 64 total appearances…Ranked fifth in on-base percentage (.435) and fourth in slugging percentage (.473)…Batted .372 in ACC play, second-most mark on team…Had three doubles and scored career-best five runs in series finale vs. Rutgers (Feb. 15)…Had first walk-off hit of career vs. Wright State (Feb. 27), two-run home run to rightfield…Scored four runs and totaled four hits in doubleheader at Louisville (March 7)…Had career-long 11-game hitting streak from March 7-March 21…Had two home runs and totaled five RBI in series at Wake Forest (March 20-21)…Had five straight multi-hit games from April 3-April 10, batting 13-for-21 (.619) with eight runs scored…Scored four runs in win over Virginia Tech (April 10)…Hit first career grand slam in win over NYIT (May 8)…Went 4-for-5 in series finale vs. Georgia Tech (May 16)…Connected on three-run home run vs. Virginia at ACC Baseball Championship (May 20)…Went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1)…Started all three games at College World Series, and had first career CWS hit against Arkansas (June 15).
Saw action in 43 games, including 38 starts at catcher…Batted .231 with three doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI…Went 1-for-3 with two RBI in win over Maine (Feb. 16)…Connected on home runs in back-to-back games against Florida (Feb. 21-22)…Went 1-for-2 with two runs in win over Boston College (March 7)…Went 2-for-3 with one RBI in win over FGCU (March 26)…Finished 2-for-4 with two runs in finale against NC State (March 30)…Registered season-best four-game hitting streak from May 4 – May 17…Went 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI in NCAA Coral Gables Regional matchup with Bethune-Cookman (June 1).
Saw action in 45 games including 39 starts…Finished season with .282 average (35 hits in 124 at bats), the third-highest mark of any regular starter….417 on-base percentage and 27 walks ranked second…Three home runs ranked second-most of any player…Added four doubles and drove in 16 runs…Recorded six multi-hit games…Connected on career-first home run against Florida (March 3)…Went 2-for-3 with career-high three runs in 8-2 win over Stetson (April 10)…Tied career high with three runs in series opener against St. John’s (May 3)…Hit second career homerun against Wake Forest (May 12)…Led team with seven hits in 20 postseason at bats (.350 average) …Recorded career-first three-hit, three-RBI game against Oklahoma State (May 31) at Louisville Regional…Named to Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team.
Started 31 games behind the plate in his first season as a Hurricane…Saw increased action late in the season due to a midseason hand injury suffered by fellow backstop Peter O’Brien…Impressed defensively in his role as a starter…Connected for 14 hits in 85 at-bats (.165 average), scoring six runs on the year…Recorded an impressive 23:18 strikeout-to-walk ratio at the plate…Registered his first career multi-hit game in a 2-for-3 showing on the road at Florida State (April 21)…Also recorded multi-hit games against Georgia Tech (May 18) and in an ACC Tournament match-up with North Carolina State (May 23)..
Played for Richard Bielski at Archbishop McCarthy High School… Two-time recipient of the Defensive Player of the Year Award… In his senior year, led his team to both state and national championships with a 29-3 record… Batted .390 with two home runs and 26 RBI… In his junior year, his team won the state championship with a 27-5 record… Registered a .420 batting average as a junior with four homers and eight stolen bases… Played summer league for the All-American Prospects under head coach Dave Parra…
Major is undeclared… Parents are Jim and Valay Kennedy… Has an older sister (Marissa)…