Will be the Gauchos' starter at short for the third straight year.
Started in all 53 Gaucho games for second consecutive year...Also led team with 11 homers and 106 total bases for a second straight season...Finished second on the team with 211 at bats, 49 runs scored and a .502 slugging percentage...Went 4 for 4 with three runs, two RBI, a two-bagger and a four-bagger against Cal Poly...Sixth all-time at UCSB with 25 career big flies...Played summer ball for the California Coastal Collegiate League champion Santa Barbara Forresters, who placed eighth at the NBC World Series.
Started every game as a sophomore...Was a huge spark for the Gaucho offense...Finished first on the team with 13 home runs and 117 total bases...Finished second on the team with 52 runs scored and 12 doubles...Had a two-homer game against Nevada...Went 6-for-16 with seven RBI in a series against New Mexico State...Went 6-for-12 with seven ribbies and four runs in a series against UNLV...Had 15 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games...Played summer ball for the California Coastal Collegiate League Champion Santa Barbara Foresters.
Appeared in 29 games, starting 20...Batted .284 in 74 at bats...Went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI vs. Cal Poly on March 21...Had six multi-hit games...Drove in three runs vs. Pacific on April 9...Scored twice on three occasions.
Played for Scott Cline at Camarillo High School...Hit .430 as a senior...Was named First Team All-Marmonte League and All-County following his senior season...Led Camarillo to a Marmonte League Championship...Also played football in high school...Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Born August 21, 1978 in Camarillo, Calif...Favorite athletes include Cal Ripken, Ozzie Smith and Alex Rodriguez...Is a fan of the Dodgers and Red Sox...Favorite TV show is Sportscenter...Favorite movies include Dumb and Dumber and The Shawshank Redemption...Enjoys reading The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum...Also recruited by Cal Poly, Nevada and USF...Majoring in Business Economics...Son of Mel and Gail Bannon.