21 Dakari Cooke
Dakari Cooke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Bethel

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
OF



MISCELLANEOUS: Athletic outfielder who will compete for a starting spot once again this season ... has the ability to play all three outfield positions ... runs extremely well ... plus range defensively ... able to track down balls hit into the deepest reaches of the power alleys ... pencilled in as Army's center fielder of the future ... could assume that role as early this spring after seeing time there as a plebe last season ... plays the game with great passion ... loves coming to the ballpark every day ... hits with good gap power ... able to drive the ball to all fields ... raw, athletic talent who has a great future in an Army uniform ... letterman.

MILESTONES: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week once as a freshman ... earned the honor late in the season after going 5-for-6 in doubleheader sweep of Bloomfield ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a freshman.

2012: Appeared in 23 games ... announced with the starting lineup on 15 occasions ... hit .264 with 14 hits in 53 at-bats ... knocked in five runs and scored nine times ... registered two doubles ... successful on 5-of-6 stolen base attempts ... notched two multiple-hit games ... appeared as a pinch-hitter versus Virginia in the opening game of the Charlottesville Regional ... went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, two doubles and a stolen base against Bloomfield ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI in second game of doubleheader ... finished the twinbill by going 5-for-6 with three runs, three runs batted in, two doubles and stolen base ... effort versus Bloomfield resulted in him being named Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... was 2-for-4 with a stolen base opposite service academy rival Navy ... collected first career hit, run and RBI against UMBC ... registered hits against Sacred Heart, Iowa, Illinois State, Columbia and Navy ... scored runs in games opposite UMBC, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Siena and Bloomfield ... successful steal attempts against Sacred Heart, Iowa, Quinnipiac, Navy and Bloomfield ... registered 24 putouts and two outfield assists ... did not commit an error, finishing with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball at Bethel High ... named to the all-district first team ... also ran track in high school ... earned all-state accolades as a junior ... helped 4x400m relay team place 12th at nationals as a senior ... graduated as the school's Valedictorian ... tabbed school's Math Student of the Year as a junior ... twice earned Hampton City Schools Academic Excellence Award, taking the honor following his junior and senior years.

PERSONAL: Given name is Stuart Dakari Cooke ... born July 15, 1993, in Hampton, Va. ... parents' names are Stuart and Wanda Cooke ... has two siblings, Niesha and Keyana ... attended the same high school as former NBA star Allen Iverson ... enjoys listening to music ... majoring in Operations Research.

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