10 Brandon Boyce
Brandon Boyce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temecula, Calif.

High School:
Temecula

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
2VL



MISCELLANEOUS: Physically impressive backstop ... improved defensive skills dramatically over the years ... strong-armed receiver ... returns to starting role for third consecutive season ... flourished under direction of assistant coach Fritz Hamburg last spring ... quality offensive performer with above average power ... possesses excellent physical size and strength ... provides comfortable target behind plate ... settling presence behind dish ... clutch hitter who thrives in pressure situations ... durable performer ... hard-nosed competitor who plays through injuries ... expected to vie for all-league honors this spring ... two-year letterman.

2001: Shouldered heavy workload in second season as Black Knights' starting backstop ... started 38 of Army's 45 contests, including all 20 Patriot League tilts ... batted .314 with two home runs and 23 runs batted in ... added 14 doubles, one triple and 20 runs scored ... doubles total stands tied for fifth on single season school charts ... collected 66 total bases to rank fourth on club ... posted .471 slugging percentage ... batted safely in 26 of 41 showings ... registered 14 multiple-hit showings to list fourth on club ... recorded three hits on four occasions ... batted .339 in Patriot League play ... totaled nine doubles and 11 RBI in conference action ... piled up career-best five runs batted in during early season non-league loss to Navy at Service Academies Classic ... blasted only two homers of season during that showing ... knocked in at least two runs four times ... also smacked two doubles four times ... closed season with 3-for-5 effort versus Fordham ... other three-hit performances came opposite Navy, Merrimack and Lehigh.

2000: Stormed on varsity scene with a vengeance ... nabbed second team All-Patriot League honors following impressive debut with big club ... began season as backup ... emerged as starter early in year ... batted .296 with three home runs and 17 runs batted in ... added five doubles and 13 runs scored ... second on team in home runs (3) and seventh in RBI (17) ... fifth on squad with .426 slugging percentage ... appeared in 38 contests ... drew 30 starts ... registered nine multiple-hit showings ... authored modest five-game hitting streak late in year ... posted team-leading .600 batting average (6-10) during Patriot League Tournament ... registered one home run and five runs batted in ... went 4-for-5 with one homer and three RBI to lead Black Knights' title-clinching defeat of arch-rival Navy ... collected two of Army's six hits during NCAA Regional loss to host Rutgers ... batted .455 (10-22) during season's final six contests ... hot streak lifted seasonal batting average 40 percentage points.

1999: Spent majority of season with junior varsity squad ... saw additional reserve duty with big club ... drew five varsity game appearances ... collected two hits in six official plate showings ... recorded both base hits against Patriot League rival Lafayette ... did not commit an error in 10 chances defensively.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Rich Emard at Temecula High ... earned two varsity letters in baseball ... used extensively behind plate ... notched additional varsity letter in football at center position ... garnered all-league honors along squad's offensive line ... team captain on gridiron as a senior ... school captured league championships in both sports during his tenure.

PERSONAL: Given name is Brandon Paul Boyce ... born July 10, 1980, in Diamond Bar, Calif. ... parents' names are Mary and Ed Boyce ... majoring in Environmental Engineering.

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