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David

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ADLER

Year: Senior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Last School: Moorpark JC

Notes: Started at second base

and batted leadoff for SSU last

season...possesses excellent

speed and a fantastic glove...

hit .274 with 42 runs scored

and 11 stolen bases.

Kevin

ASSELIN

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Last School: Cañada CC

Notes: Redshirted last season

for SSU...went 2-2 with a 3.72

ERA as a junior in 2005...second

on the team in ERA that

season.

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Ryan

AVERKIEFF

Year: Junior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Last School: Long Beach CC

Notes: Redshirted last season

for SSU...helped lead Long

Beach CC to state championship

in 2006...a First Team All-

Conference pick at LBCC.

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Travis

BABIN

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher/Infield

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Last School: Saugus HS

Notes: 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA

out of the ‘pen for SSU in ‘07...

batted .277 as SSU’s starting

third baseman as a freshman

in ‘06...should see time on the

mound and in the field.

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John

BONIFACINI

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA

Last School: Jesuit College Prep

Notes: Appeared in four

games for the Seawolves last

season, tossing three scoreless

innings...earned All-League

honors at College of Marin in

2006.

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Ian

BRIDGES

Year: Junior

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Valencia, CA

Last School: Saugus HS

Notes: Split time behind the

dish last season and batted

.290 with three home runs

and 12 RBIs...scored 20 runs...

made 29 starts...threw out ten

runners attempting to steal.


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Troy

BROWN

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Concord, CA

Last School: Los Medanos JC

Notes: A graduate of Clayton

Valley HS in Concord, he tied

the school record for wins in

a season as a senior...started

every game, on mound or in

field, at Los Medanos last year.

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Cameron

COOK

Year: Freshman

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Last School: Analy HS

Notes: A four-time First Team

All-League pick at Analy...

named SCL Player of the Year

and Empire Player of the Year

in ‘07...brother of teammate,

Kenny.

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Kenny

COOK

Year: Sophomore

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Last School: Analy HS

Notes: Went 1-0 with a 2.57

ERA in 14 relief innings as a

freshman in ‘07...a two-time

All-League pick at Analy HS...

tossed two no-hitters at the

high school level.

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Nick

DI NAPOLI

Year: Junior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Ventura, Calif

Last School: Ventura CC

Notes: Transfers to Sonoma

State from Ventura CC where

he was named First Team All-

League...named Second Team

All-State at Buena HS...Buena’s

all-time home run leader (19).

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Tyler

FOCKLER

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Scotts Valley, Calif

Last School: San Jose State

Notes: Spent the ‘07 season

at San Jose State...earned

All-Conference honors at College

of San Mateo...was a First

Team All-League pick at Scotts

Valley High School.

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Matt

GARNETT

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Last School: Bakersfield CC

Notes: Started nine games

for SSU in ‘07, going 2-1 with a

4.43 ERA...struck out 20 batters

in 22.1 innings...guided his

Stockdale High team to four

league championships.


8Year:

Senior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Valencia, CA

Last School: San Diego Mesa JC

Notes: A valuable reserve on

last year’s squad, batting .281

with four steals...appeared in

25 games with five starts...an

All-League selection at Mesa

and at Valencia High School.

Derek

HARMS

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Kris

HAYCOCK

Year: Junior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Tehachapi, CA

Last School: Fresno CC

Notes: Led Fresno CC to

a league championship in

2007...batted .280 with two

homers and 23 RBIs for the

Rams.

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Dave

HERMAN

Year: Senior

Position: Infield

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Last School: Sacred Heart Prep

Notes: A three-year contributor

for the Seawolves...

appeared in 29 games for SSU

in ‘07...owns the school’s freshman

steals record with six in

2005.

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Trevor

HOWELL

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Pacific Grove HS

Last School: Mont. Peninsula JC

Notes: Did not play last year,

but batted .306 with five

homers and 31 RBIs for SSU in

2006...laced 14 doubles as a

junior...also attended Cal Poly

and Monterey Peninsula JC.

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Kyle

Devon

JONES

KREYENHAGEN

Year: Freshman

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Last School: Thousand Oaks HS

Notes: Led team to Marmonte

League championship

in 2007...an All-League pick as

a junior and senior...carried a

.427 average in high school...a

Second Team All-CIF pick.

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Year: Sophomore

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Carmel, CA

Last School: Carmel HS

Notes: Got in to five games as

a freshman in ‘07, allowing no

runs in 3.2 innings of work...

struck out two...an All-Monterey

County pick as a senior.


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Gino

LAVEZZO

Year: Senior

Position: Infield

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Last School: Serra HS

Notes: Batted .341 with two

homers and 10 RBIs as the

team’s backup first baseman

in ‘07...no errors in 91 chances...led

Serra to league championship

in 2003.

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Derek

LEWIS

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Folsom, Calif

Last School: Sacramento CC

Notes: Comes to Sonoma

State from Sacramento CC,

where he had a 2.45 ERA in

2007.

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Tyrese

McDANIEL

Year: Senior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Last School: Fresno CC

Notes: Named CCAA Newcomer

of the Year in ‘07 after

batting .311 with seven homers

and 51 RBIs...also earned

Second Team All-CCAA honors...had

a .435 on-base pct.

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Matt

MEANS

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Last School: Mountain View HS

Notes: Appeared in 16 games

in 2007, all in relief, going 2-1

with a 4.91 ERA...owns a 5-7

record in three years at SSU...

named All-League as a senior

in 2003 at Mountain View HS.

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Gary

Nick

MORAN

NOSTI

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Madera, CA

Last School: Fresno CC

Notes: Went 2-1 for last year’s

league champion Fresno

City College team...struck out

35 batters in 28.2 innings of

work.

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Year: Senior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Marin, Calif

Last School: Terra Linda HS

Notes: Batted .315 with a

team-high 12 stolen bases for

SSU in 2007...started 43 games

and appeared in 55...led the

state in hits in 2006 at College

of Marin.


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Nick

O’BRIEN

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Last School: Cabrillo JC

Notes: Pitched in 16 games

for SSU in 2007, going 3-1

with a 5.22 ERA...struck out 30

batters and walked just four...

won five games at Cabrillo JC

in 2006.

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Vance

OTAKE

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Kahului, HI

Last School: Saddleback JC

Notes: Had ten RBIs in just

23 at bats last season...drove

in five runs against Hawaii

Pacific...was a member of

CSU Fullerton’s 2004 national

championship team.

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Paul

OULES

Year: Freshman

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Cool, CA

Last School: Golden Sierra HS

Notes: Comes to SSU from

Golden Sierra High School.

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Mark

PESTORICH

Year: Junior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Easton, CA

Last School: Fresno CC

Notes: Batted .313 last year

for Fresno City College...

named First Team All-CVC...

was a five-team all-league

pick as a high school athlete

at Washington Union HS.

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Josh

PRIEST

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Last School: Sierra JC

Notes: Led his Sierra College

squad to the state’s final four

in ‘06 after going 2-1 with a

1.53 ERA...was a three-sport

athlete at Del Campo HS in

Fair Oaks.

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Grant

RACHLIN

Year: Junior

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Garden Grove, CA

Last School: Cypress JC

Notes: Arrives at Sonoma

State from Cypress JC...his

brother, Adam, was SSU’s

starting center fielder in 2004.


Nick

RAMOS

6Year: Junior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Hollister, CA

Last School: Mont. Peninsula JC

Notes: Transferred to SSU

from Monterey Peninsula JC...

led his San Benito High team

to consecutive league championships.

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Morgan

RODRIGUEZ

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Brentwood, CA

Last School: Los Medanos JC

Notes: Transferred to Sonoma

State from Los Medanos JC.

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Joe

SLATER

Year: Junior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA

Last School: Rancho Cotate HS

Notes: Was SSU’s “Redshirt

of the Year” in 2005...named

All-League and All-Redwood

Empire as a senior at Rancho

Cotate High School.

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Max

SMOOT

Year: Freshman

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Sonoma, CA

Last School: Sonoma Valley HS

Notes: A local product from

Sonoma Valley High School.

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Konrad

THIEME

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Last School: Moorpark JC

Notes: Split time at catcher,

batting .317 with eight homers

and 19 RBIs...owned a .587

slugging percentage...a 2003

draft pick of the Montreal

Expos.

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Colin

TIMMONS

Year: Junior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Ventura, CA

Last School: Ventura CC

Notes: Comes to SSU from

Ventura CC...was an All-

League and All-County selection

at Buena High School...

led team to a Channel League

championship in 2004.


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Rashad

TUCKER

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Last School: Fresno State

Notes: Appeared in 21 games

for the Bulldogs in ‘07...was a

Second Team All-State pick at

Bishop O’Dowd High in 2005...

named First Team All-League

as a senior as well.

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Robert

WALDEN

Year: Senior

Position: Infield

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Last School: Fresno CC

Notes: Batted .250 with six

RBIs for the Seawolves in ‘07...

committed just two errors at

second base in 51 chances...

transferred to SSU from Fresno

City College.

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Steve

WARNER

Year: Sophomore

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

Last School: Ohlone JC

Notes: Was a Puma Pre-Season

All-American at Redwood

Christian HS in 2005...named

league most valuable player

as a senior...also attended

Ohlone Junior College.

3Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Rocklin CA

Last School: Sierra JC

Notes: Transfers to Sonoma

State from Sierra College in

Rocklin.

Kellen

WIRTH

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Scott

WISCHNACK

Year: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Saugus, CA

Last School: Saugus HS

Notes: Appeared in two

games for the Seawolves in

2007, striking out one batter...

played his high school ball at

Saugus High School.

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