2014: Second Team All-Patriot League selection as Army’s designated hitter … College Sports Madness All-Patriot League Second Team outfielder … named to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team at designated hitter … played and started in 50 games as a junior … saw action at designated hitter in 32 games and played left field in 18 contests … registered a .226 batting average (40-for-177) … drove in 17 runs … had six doubles, one triple and one home run … posted a .288 slugging percentage … drew 15 walks and was hit by 16 pitches … registered a .338 on-base percentage … stole 11 bases in 14 attempts ... recorded eight multi-hit games, including two three-hit games and one four-hit game … two games with three RBI … had a five-game hitting streak … reached base safely in 23 straight games, which was tied for the longest streak on the team … went 4-for-5 with one RBI and scored once at William & Mary (2/16) … was 3-for-4 against Albany with a double and three RBI (3/2) … doubled and scored a run opposite Wagner (3/7) … had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and plated three runs against Massachusetts (3/16) … tallied two hits and scored a run versus Lehigh (3/31) … went 1-for-3 with a solo home run versus Lafayette (4/5) … recorded two hits and drove in one the next day opposite the Leopards (4/6) … had two hits in consecutive games at Hartford (4/16) and at Holy Cross (4/19) … scored a run and recorded a pair of base knocks at Holy Cross (4/20).
2013: Second Team All-Patriot League selection at designated hitter … Preseason All-Patriot League Team choice at designated hitter ... Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... started all 39 games in which he appeared ... ranked second on the team with a .314 batting average ... listed among Army’s leaders with six doubles, 10 stolen bases, two triples, 24 RBI and 245 runs scored ... also boasted a .387 slugging percentage and a .412 on-base percentage ... recorded at least one hit in each of Army’s Patriot League Tournament games ... batted .467 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Black Knights to their second consecutive conference title ... posted a .600 slugging percentage and .556 on-base percentage during the four-game stretch ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the final game of the PLCS against Holy Cross (May 19) ... delivered the walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send Army to the championship victory ... recorded 10 multiple-hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI against Siena (March 26) ... had two hits and career-best three runs scored versus Yale (March 9) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Nyack (May 4) ... also recorded two hits opposite UNCG (Feb. 15), Liberty (March 1), Lafayette (April 14), Bucknell (April 20) ... ripped first career triple against Lehigh (April 6) ... added second triple versus Holy Cross (May 19).
2012: First Team All-Patriot League selection at designated hitter … appeared in 46 games with 34 starts ... batted .246 with 28 RBI and 23 runs scored ... blasted two home runs and one double ... had three multiple-hit games ... registered five multiple-RBI showings ... collected a career-high three hits in game at Navy, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored in third game of four-game series ... season-high four RBI versus Harvard ... matched that total against Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament ... provided the game-winning RBI against Holy Cross in the final game of the Patriot League Championship Series, hitting a sacrifice fly to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning.
High School: Played for head coach Marte Amrine at Flower Mound High ... named the District 8-5A Hitter of the Year as a senior ... played in the North Texas High School All-Star Game that season as well ... captained squad as a senior ... established single-season school records for batting average (.472) and triples (five) as a junior ... ranks second on the school’s single-season ledger for stolen bases (21) ... tabbed District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2010 ... earned honorable mention all-state plaudits as a junior ... was an honorable mention selection to the Rawlings All-Texas Region preseason team prior to his senior campaign ... named Freshman MVP of the team in 2008.
Personal: Given name is Mark Joseph McCants ... born Oct. 19, 1992, in Austin, Texas ... parents’ names are Jim and Cathleen McCants ... has one brother, Matt ... mother, Cathleen, attended Duke University on a gymnastics scholarship ... cousin, Lt. Greg Guiney, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2011 ... paternal grandfather, Lt. Col (ret.) Arthur W. McCants graduated from The Citadel and flew helicopters in the United States Air Force ... cousin, Sean McMullen, plays baseball at LSU ... learned to walk while vacationing at Disney World ... plays golf right-handed ... enjoys spending time with friends ... majoring in Engineering Management.