2016 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2016 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2015 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2014 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
Selected in sixth round of 2016 MLB Draft by Colorado Rockies (No. 170 overall)…Earned third-team All-ACC honors after another standout season as team’s starting right fielder…One of just four Hurricanes to start all 64 games…Served as team captain for second straight season…Batted .285 with 14 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 56 RBI…Ranked second with .510 slugging percentage…56 RBI were third-most on team…13 multi-RBI games were tied for second-most on team, while 20 multi-hit games were fifth-most…12 home runs were more than first two seasons combined (seven)…Batted .295 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in ACC play…Slugged .526 in conference competition…Hit walk-off grand slam against Louisville (March 18) to send head coach Jim Morris to 1,500th career win…Had two home runs, career-best seven RBI in same game against Cardinals…Connected on second walk-off home run in one-week span in 9-8 win over Clemson, two-run shot (March 25)…Had multi-home run effort in win at Georgia Tech (May 8)…Named to Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team…Hit two-run home run in regional finale vs. Long Beach State (June 5)…Led team with .583 average (7-for-12) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Boston College…Went 2-for-4 in College World Series opener vs. Arizona (June 18).
Had another strong season for Hurricanes, finishing with second career All-ACC honors (third team)… Served as team co-captain…Started 66 of 67 possible games in right field, batting .288 with six home runs and 47 RBI…Six home runs were fourth-most, 96 total bases were fifth-most…Added 10 doubles and one triple…Went 2-for-4 in Opening Day win over Rutgers (Feb. 13)…Had first four-hit game of career in series finale vs. Wright State (March 1)…Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in series opener at Louisville (March 7)…Connected on first home run of season at FGCU (March 10), solo blast that landed in adjacent softball complex…Had career-best 13-game hitting streak from April 10-May 2…Totaled seven hits and four RBI in series at Virginia (April 17-19)…Had one hit in each of team’s three games at ACC Baseball Championship (May 20-23)…Had three-hit, five-RBI performance in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1), including home run…Went 2-for-3 with solo home run in NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional-clinching win over VCU (June 6)…Had ninth-inning leadoff double that led to game-winning, walk-off run vs. Arkansas (June 15) at College World Series.
Named third-team All-ACC outfielder after stellar first season…Hit .277 in 59 starts – most of any freshman…61 hits were tied for third-most, including eight doubles, one triple and one home run…Recorded 28 RBI and went 4-for-5 on steal attempts…16 multi-hit games were tied for third-most of any player…Registered career-first home run against Florida (Feb. 21)…Plated career-high three runs in back-to-back games against Florida State (March 2) and Villanova (March 4)…Also set career high with three hits against Florida State (March 2)…Went 1-for-4 with career-high three RBI against Virginia (March 24)…Recorded career-first walk-off hit – infield single – in 10th inning against Pitt (April 12)…Tied career high with three hits against Clemson (April 26)….Registered career-best 12-game hitting streak from April 21 to May 11.
Drafted in 14th round of 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Cincinnati Reds (No. 435 overall)…Ranked No. 66 high school senior nationwide by Perfect Game…Named Rawlings Preseason All-America prior to senior season at Mater Academy, where he led Lions in batting average (.513), runs (34), triples (four) and homeruns (six)…Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)…Earned Miami Herald First-Team All-Dade recognition senior year and named Third-Team All-Dade junior year…Selected to play in 2012 Under-Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field…Won gold with Team USA at IBF 16U World Championships…Ranked No. 175 Draft-eligible prospect by Perfect Game and No. 202 by Baseball America.
Full name is William Manuel Abreu…Son of Manny and Rosy Abreu…Has a sister Janelle (20)…Majoring in sports administration.