San Bernardino Valley College
The lowdown: The freshman shortstop has helped the Wolverines to a 15-11 mark, serving as an offensive catalyst out of the leadoff spot. Is hitting .308 with 22 RBI, 10 doubles, three triples, a home run 20 runs scored and 12 stolen bases. Earned first-team all-league honors and represented his school in the annual all-star game as a senior. Also carries a 3.0 GPA.
Hometown: Huntington Beach
High school: Riverside Rubidoux, 2006
Major: Business management
Favorite athlete: Jose Reyes
Favorite team: New York Yankees
Role model: Derek Jeter/Ozzie Smith
Most memorable sports moment: Hitting my first two career high school home runs in the same game against my old high Ramona.
Most embarrassing sports moment: I dove for a ball up the middle and landed on my face but it was a hrow down on a runner stealing second on ball four.
Person most influential in your athletic success: My mom.
Best advice anyone has given you: To stay focused on what I can do and not to let what anyone says affect the way I play.
Celebrity you most want to meet: Derek Jeter
Favorite food: Angel hair pasta with shrimp scampi
Cant miss TV show: Any Yankees game
Favorite movie: The Sandlot
Last good book you read: Beowolf
Whats in your CD player/iPod: Kanye Wests Colleg Dropout
Favorite vacation spot: Lake Havasu
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Clean my cleats and listen to Kanye West.
What would you like to be doing in five years? Playing pro ball.