LBSU 2007: First Team All-Big West following 35 starts at catcher and a .283 batting average with 20 runs and 24 RBIs... had nine doubles and two homers, but hit .406 in Big West contests to earn his first post-season honor... eight multi-hit games... threw out 18-of-44 would-be runners (44 percent)... went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, including a two-run homer, an RBI double and RBI single against CS Northridge and raised his averaged 67 points following a 5-for-11 series against the Matadors... had two, two-hit games at Pacific in late April... had a three-run double as part of a two, two-hit days against Cal Poly in early May... went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and threw out two runns at CS Fullerton on May 26... had three RBIs against the Titans the next day... had the game-winning two-run single in the ninth at Arizona State on March 10.... had a 11-game hit streak to end the regular season, driving in nine over the last six games.
California (2005-06): Defensive stalwart behind the plate, threw out 16-of-35 (46%) over two years at Cal... over 54 games and 41 starts batted .196 with a much stronger .292 on-base percentage thanks to 20 walks over two seasons... batted .203 over 26 games with two passed balls and threw out 7-of-14 would-be base stealers in 2006... batted .188 over 28 games and had two passed balls and threw out nine-of-21 base stealers in 2005
?High School: Batted .506 with a school-record 10 homers and a .933 slugging percentage as a senior at Los Gatos High earning all-league and all-state honors... named the 2003 De Anza League MVP and to the San Jose Mercury News Central Coast first team... named Los Gatos' High's Athlete of the Year... named all-state honorable mention and first team all-league as a linebacker and fullback as well.
And Finally: Son of John and Grace Howell... majoring in sociology.
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