Seven newcomers will don Maroon and Gold for the 2013-14 season
A three-year varsity member on St. Francis ... the Lancers earned a share of the West Catholic Athletic League title each of those years (2011-13) ... garnered WCAL First-Team All-League honors in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Daily News Third-Team All-Region honors in 2012 ... captained the Lancers senior year ... St. Francis won the Division 1 Central Coast Section (CCS) title and finished as the ranked No. 1 in Northern California and No. 2 in the state of California and were nationally ranked between fifth and 14th in major polls ... as a senior, earned WCAL and CSS Player of the Year Awards, the Bay Area Player of the Year Award, Mercury News First-Team and Player of the Year Award, the Diamond Dozen Award, given to the top players in the area, Louisville Slugger 2013 High School All-American Second-Team honors, MaxPrep California Large School All-American honors, CalHiSports First-Team All-California, MaxPrep Baseball All-American Second-Team honors, named to the Rawlings Gold Glove Team and was named a finalist for CalHiSports Baseball Player of the Year ... ranked 13th in the Bay Area Top 75 Athletes by SportsStars Magazine, the highest baseball-only athlete ... in 13 appearances, registered an 11-1 record with one save, seven complete games, five shutouts, a 1.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts over 80 innings ... pitched a perfect game in the first round of the 2013 CCS Division 1 playoffs, needing only 66 pitches to complete the effort ... batted .417 with a .476 on-base percentage and a .556 slugging percentage as a senior, racking up 22 RBIs and 29 runs.
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... Michael is the younger of Mark and Kathy Strem's two children ... born Dec. 9, 1994.