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14   Nick Gorneault
Nick Gorneault

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mass.

High School:
Cathedral H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Outfielder

Bats / Throws:
Right / Right


  • Will serve as the captain of the Minutemen
  • Returning starter in center field
  • A top run producer with good speed

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2000:

  • Started 47 games, 45 in center field
  • Ended the season with a six-game hitting streak
  • Led team with 10 homers, 42 RBI and a .595 slugging percentage
  • Ranked third on the team with 14 stolen bases in 17 attemps
  • Went four for five with a career-best three home runs and six runs batted in at Florida in season opener
  • Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on May 15 after going four for eight with two homers and six RBI in three-game set with St. Joseph?s
  • Put together a 13-game hitting streak, the team?s longest of the year, in which he batted .327 with five doubles and two home runs
  • Hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and giving the Minutemen a 3-1 win over Rhode Island
  • Hit a three-run homer to open the scoring in 17-0 win over Siena

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1999:

  • Started 17 of the last 19 games of the season
  • Went six for 16 with a double and four RBI in last four games of year
  • Was three for six with an RBI and a run scored in win over Lafayette
  • Hit a game-winning solo home run in 8-0 win over Fordham
  • Hit game-winning two-run homer in the ninth, while collecting a career-high four hits and five RBI in Beanpot semifinal win over Harvard
  • Collected game-winning RBI against Temple in the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a two-run double in the first inning
  • Went four for 12 with a double and four RBI in Atlantic 10 Tournament

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 1998:

  • Earned first collegiate start against Vermont, going two for six
  • Hit his first collegiate home run, a two-run shot, against Maine
  • Drove in his first collegiate run with a pinch-hit double against La Salle

    HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Named tournament MVP for leading team to 1997 Western Mass. title
  • Set school records of 10 homers, 43 RBI and .480 average as a senior
  • Selected first-team All-Western Massachusetts in 1997
  • Played in the 1997 Connecticut-Massachusetts All-Star Game
  • Team captain during senior year
  • Member of the Western Massachusetts Championship basketball team

    PERSONAL:

  • Born on April 19, 1979, in Springfield, Mass.
  • Son of Gary and Darlene Gorneault
  • Brother, Anthony, is currently a freshman on the UMass squad
  • An Exercise Science major

    Gorneault's Career Stats

    Year BA G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
    1998 .357 8-1 14 5 5 1 0 1 3 1 3 0-0
    1999 .326 32-23 86 19 28 6 1 3 19 16 25 4-9
    2000 .307 48-47 163 41 50 11 3 10 42 27 42 14-17
    Career .316 88-71 263 65 83 18 4 14 64 44 70 18-26
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