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Nick Criaris
Nick Criaris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ

High School:
St. Peter's Prep

Last College:
Broward CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
C

Birthdate:
06/16/1987

B/T:
L/R


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Senior (2009): | Season Stats | Named to the 2009 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award Watch List, an honor given to the nation's top collegiate catcher... honored as one of the 2009 FAU team captains... hit .318 with 32 RBI and six homers in 45 games and 37 starts... hit .357 with RISP and .353 with runners on base... was hitting .370 in nine games during the month of May before a pulled oblique muscle prematurely ended his year... had four-multi hit games and hit two homers in those last nine games... began the year hitting .347 in the first 16 games, helping the Owls jump out to a 13-3 record... hit two doubles and matched a season-high in hits (3) against Fordham (2/21) in the second game of the season... drove in two runs in FAU's 7-6 victory over nationally-ranked Florida (3/4)... enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak in the month of March... hit two homeruns against ULM (3/29), hitting two homers in one game for the second time in his FAU career... hit a towering homerun at No. 7 Miami (4/7) in Coral Gables... had two doubles and went 3-for-4 in a nationally televised game at Western Kentucky (4/25)... drove in three against New Orleans (5/1)... homered in back-to-back road games late in the year, at FGCU (5/5) and Arkansas State (5/8).

Junior (2008): | Season Stats | Left-handed batter with power...one of just two catchers on FAU's 2008 roster...played in 41 of the Owl's 60 games and made 23 starts...hit two doubles in a post-season start against Western Kentucky (5/24) in an elimination game at the Sun Belt Conference Championship...hit two home runs in one game at New York IT (4/19)...finished the season with six home runs in 100 official at-bats...went through a 10-for-17 (.588 BA) stretch in mid-March in which he hit two homers and doubled...held a .304 batting average at the mid-point of the season...hit a grand slam against Eastern Michigan (3/2) to total a career-high four RBI...hit a three-run homer in FAU's 17-6 rout over Troy (4/13)...had six multi-hit games...started as the DH once...mostly batted seventh in the lineup for an FAU team that ranked as one of the nation's most productive run-scoring squads in Division I...appeared as a pinch-hitter 12 times--second on the club.

JUCO: Played for Bob Deutschman at Broward CC.

High school: All-County selection as both a junior and senior...All-State selection as a senior...hit .477 in his final prep season... drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.

Personal: Criminal justice major...born June 16, 1987, in Livingston, NJ...son of Pete and Patricia Criaris.

FAU Career Stats
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2008.... .250 41-23 100 15 25 3 0 6 15 46 .460 12 1 28 4 .336 0 1 1-2 205 15 1 .995 2009.... .318 45-37 132 26 42 11 0 6 32 71 .538 23 2 37 2 .419 3 0 2-2 236 27 1 .996 TOTAL... .289 86-60 232 41 67 14 0 12 47 117 .504 35 3 65 6 .385 3 1 3-4 441 42 2 .996
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