Hometown: Longwood, FL
Coming off a career-year as a junior ... Solid defensively ... Strong arm ... Expected to anchor the hot corner ... The team’s biggest RBI producer ... Plays well under pressure ... Strongest power hitter on the team ... Consistent at the plate ... Adds a wealth of experience.
JUNIOR (2006): Started all 52 games for the Bucs ... Led the team with a career-high nine home runs and 53 RBI ... Ranked second on the team in doubles (12), total bases (93) and slugging percentage (.578) ... Was third on the team in batting average (.335) and hits (54) ... Finished second in the SSC with 53 RBI and tied for fourth with nine home runs ... Earned First-Team All-SSC honors ... Was named an NFCA Scholar All-American ... Earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-South Region honors ... Helped lead Barry to their 12th NCAA tournament berth ... Ranks fifth in single-season history in RBI, third in home runs, tied for second in sacrifice flies, and tied for fifth in extra base hits ... Fourth in school history with 35 doubles, tied for second with 19 career home runs, second with 54 extra base hits, and second with 10 sacrifice flies.
SOPHOMORE (2005): Played in 45 games with 45 starts ... Earned second-team All-SSC honors at DP ... Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District III team ... Led the team in doubles (12), slugging percentage (.477), and RBI (28) ... Was second on the squad in batting average (.292), hits (38), and home runs (4) ... Tied for the team lead with 62 total bases and two sacrifice flies ... Tallied seven runs scored ... Notched two stolen bases in two attempts.
FRESHMAN (2004): Had an impressive first season with the Bucs ... Played in 49 games, earning 48 starts ...Was an offensive leader for the Bucs with a team-high 48 hits and 35 RBI ... Posted a .312 batting average ... Tied for second on the team with six home runs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Lake Mary High under Jeannie Fisher ... Received four letters in softball ... Posted a .310 batting average her senior year with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 20 RBI ... Hit .277 for her career with 20 doubles, one triple, three homers and 47 RBI for the Rams ... Received Principal Honor Roll, Responsible Ram and Senior Student of the Week honors ... Second-Team All-Central Florida ... First-Team All-Seminole County ... Led Rams to three district titles and two Seminole Athletic Championships ... Selected Most Improved as a junior ... Received Fire and Desire award as a senior.
PERSONAL: Guardians are Greg and Barbara Dini ... Has four siblings, Kelly, Joy, Taiken and Kathryn... Pursuing master’s in sport management ... Served on Lake Mary’s newspaper staff and as editor for school newsletter.