Owls post 40 win season for 13th time
Esteban Puerta: 2-for-4, home run, double, four RBI
Duo named third team All-Americans
CJ Chatham: 2 RBI
Brandon Rhodes: 5 IP, 2 K, win
Junior (2014): Played in all 53 games, seeing time at first and third bases…recorded first career four-hit game against Notre Dame on Feb. 16…hit 2-run home run in FAU’s win over Miami on Feb. 19…led the Owls with seven sacrifice flies and was second on the squad with three homers and 12 doubles…tallied 26 RBI and scored 26 runs while hitting .243.
Sophomore (2013): Started all 64 season games...lead the team with 22 multiple hit games and had the second most hits with 72...notable appearances include the 9-4 win over UALR (5/4) where he went two for five with two runs and two RBIs and the 16-8 victory against Louisiana (5/26) going two for four with three runs and two RBIs...ended the season with a .298 batting average, ranked 33rd in the Sun Belt Conference, and eight multiple RBI games.
Freshman (2012): Made 23 starts in the infield during freshman season...saw most of his starts at second base...had four home runs and drove in 15 runs in 87 at-bats...hit first career home run against Boston College (3/7)...also hit a home run against Miami (3/21), Louisiana (4/1) and South Alabama (4/8)...had two hits on five occasions...scored two runs in victories over Louisiana (4/1) and South Alabama (4/8)...legged out two doubles as part of three RBIs against Princeton (3/3)...named Valley League All-Star in July 2012.
High School: FACA 6A Player of the Year at Flanagan High School, playing for Head Coach Ray Evans...first team All-Broward County selection by Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel.
Personal: Business major...born on Sept. 26, 1992...son of Jose and Xiomara Santiago.