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Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, FL

High School:
St. Joseph's by the Sea

Weight:
195

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/13/1986


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No player in FAU history has driven in more runs (185) or totaled more bases (444)... Ranks second in school history in hits (270)... 4th in home runs (41)...T5th in doubles (43)... 6th in batting average (.361) and slugging % (.594)... 9th in runs scored (157)...10th in walks (91).

As a senior (2008): 2008 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year... First Team All-Sun Belt Conference outfielder... Collegiate Baseball `Louisville Slugger' All-America Third Team selection... One of 50 semifinalists for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award... Brooks Wallace `Watch List' finalist- an award presented to the nation's top collegiate baseball player... Entered the year as top returning hitter in the Sun Belt Conference (.413 BA in 2007) and was a consensus preseason All-American...Began the 2008 season by hitting .462 in first nine games... Finished the season ranked 9th among all Division I players in hits (97), 17th in RBI (75), 23rd in RBI per game (1.25) and total bases (162)...Named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week twice, first on March 3rd going 11-of-23 (.478 BA) with three home runs and nine RBI to lead FAU to a 5-0 week...Named the national player of the week by virtually every collegiate baseball publication and Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week (3/24) after going 12-for-22 (.545 BA) with seven home runs and 19 RBI in a six-game span in late March...Led all Division I players in home runs for majority of February and March... Had a team-leading 33 multi-hit games in 60 starts as FAU's right fielder (one of just two Owls to start in all 60 games)... Homered in three consecutive at-bats vs. Middle Tennessee St. (3/21), tying FAU single-game school records in both home runs (3) and total bases (14)... Hit .405 and drove in 40 runs against Sun Belt Conference pitching...Equaled FAU's single-season RBI record (75)... 3rd-best hit total (97) in FAU single-season history... Also 3rd in total bases (162)... T8th in HR (16) in single-season... Finished the season strong, going on a 16-game hit streak in May, hitting safely in 16 of FAU's 18 games during the month...Led all SBC players with seven home runs at the league's home run derby held the night before SBC Championship tournament play began May 21.

As a junior (2007): Finished the season 13th among all Division I players in batting average (.413) and 18th nationally in slugging % (.716)... Hit .434 during regular season conference play, best among all league players... American Baseball Coaches Association Second Team All-Region award winner... Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference player...156 total bases ranks 5th all-time in FAU single-season history, with his `07 totals in hits (90), homeruns (16) and batting average (.413) also ranking as top-10 FAU single-season performances... Hit safely in 23 straight games from April 7-May 23... Hit a grand slam against Northern Illinois (3/14)... Hit a walk-off homer against Cincinnati (2/10)... Started all 56 games in which he appeared... Went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in 9-6 win over no. 17 Oklahoma St... Went 7-for-16 in three game set against Western Kentucky... Scored three times and had four RBI against Dartmouth... 18-for-29 in final six games of regular season.

As a sophomore (2006): Made 31 starts during the season despite missing 24 games with a knee injury... Had a season-high four hits on Feb. 11 against Southern Illinois... Season-high three RBI came on May 18 against East Tennessee State... Hit three home runs in the final nine games... In conference play hit .355 with a .645 slugging percentage... Had nine multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games... Finished the season with a seven-game hitting streak.

As a freshman (2005): Did not start the season as a starter but quickly became an integral part of the offense and started 40 games... In his first collegiate at bat hit a pinch-hit home run against no. 23 TCU... Carried a batting average over .360 through Apr. 10... Finished third on the squad with six homers... In A-Sun play he finished fourth on the squad with 21 RBI and tied the team leaders with four home runs... Finished the season with 12 multiple-hit and eight multiple-RBI games... Recorded a season-high three hits in three contests... His season-high four RBI came in a 3-for-3 effort against Gardner-Webb on Mar. 11... With the bases loaded he went 4-for-8 at the plate... Named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.

High School: Attended St. Joseph's by the Sea in New York where he was coached by Gordon Russ... Four-year starter and All-City recipient... Played for the Bayside Yankees in Queens, NY... A member of the student council... Two-sport athlete: baseball and basketball.

Personal: Son of Robert and Susan McKenna... Born Feb. 13, 1980, in Staten Island, NY.

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%
2005....  .283  47-40   166   26   47  10   0   6   33   75  .452   9   0  21   7  .318   1   1   4-7    163  13   3  .983
2006....  .308  31-31   117   18   36   4   1   3   17   51  .436  14   0  24   4  .382   0   0   0-0    108   3   1  .991
2007....  .413  56-56   218   46   90  14   2  16   60  156  .716  37   1  40   5  .492   4   0   8-10    58   1   3  .952
2008....  .394  60-60   246   67   97  15   1  16   75  162  .659  31   4  30   7  .463   4   0   1-2    134   7   2  .986
TOTAL...  .361 194-187  747  157  270  43   4  41  185  444  .594  91   5 115  23  .430   9   1  13-19   463  24   9  .982
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