Platt High School
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6-3 / 210
2010 VARSITY CLUB HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
One of the most highly decorated players in Boston College baseball history...became the first player in BIG EAST baseball history to win two batting titles; won the title with a .439 average (29-for-66) as a sophomore and retained the crown with a .440 average (37-for-84) as a junior...earned All-Northeast Region second team honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association in both 1995 and 1996...captured All-BIG EAST Conference first-team honors in 1996, and All-Conference second team honors in 1995...earned 1996 CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-America third team honors; was also selected to the 1995 CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-America District I Team...a 1995-96 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team honoree...was selected to play in the 1995 and 1996 New England All-Star Games at Fenway Park...played for the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod League in the summer of 1996...played for the Middletown Giants in the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summers of 1994 and 1995; earned all-star honors in 1994 making the all-tournament team and finishing third in the league with a .319 batting average...his career .348 batting average is second best all-time at BC...was on the draft boards of the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, and the Colorado Rockies prior to his herniated disk injury.
AS A SENIOR (1997)
Suffered herniated disk in April - cutting season short...Team Captain and MVP...selected as a semifinalist for the 1997 Smith Super Team (national collegiate all-star team)...had a .340 batting average with eight doubles, two triples and two home runs in 39 games...hit 8 doubles, scored 32 runs, and had 20 RBI...had a .468 slugging percentage and .422 on-base percentage...recorded a .989 fielding percentage, making only one error.
AS A JUNIOR (1996)
Played in 41 games, starting 39...played in and started 23 BIG EAST contests...finished his junior season with a team-high .428 batting average (62-for-145), ranking him 11th in the nation; his 62 hits marked the second-highest single-season hit total in school history...ranked among league leaders in base hits, double, triples, runs scored, and on-base percentage...topped the team in hits, triples (five), stolen bases (17), slugging percentage (.628), on-base percentage (.509) and total bases (91)...had 19 multiple-hit games, including two four-hit contests...had six multiple RBI games, including two contests with four RBI...earned BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week honors for the week ending April 8; finished the week with 13 hits in 19 plate appearances, including three doubles, two triples, one grand slam (against Villanova), six RBI and eight runs scored...was 4-for-4 at the plate (two doubles, one triple, two RBI, three runs) in a home win over Georgetown on April 6...was 4-for-5 at the plate (two doubles, one home run, four RBI, three runs) in a win at Connecticut on April 21.
AS A SOPHOMORE (1995)
Played in 41 games, starting 36..played in all 21 BIG EAST contests...finished the season with a team-high .425 batting average (54-for-127), ranking him 13th in the nation...ranked among league leaders in base hits, slugging percentage and on-base percentage...led the team with 54 base hits and three triples...ranked third on the team with 11 doubles, 24 RBI and 29 runs scored...ranked second on the team with 12 stolen bases...finished with an impressive .583 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage...had 17 multiple-hit games, including five three-hit efforts...had seven multiple-RBI games...finished the season with an eight-game hitting streak...was 7-for-11at the plate with one double, one triple, one home run, and four RBI in the final weekend series against Pittsburgh on May 6 and 7; his solo home run in the win over the Panthers on May 6 was his first collegiate home run...registered eight hits in 11 at-bats in a three-game weekend sweep of Connecticut on April 1 and 2...was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in a home victory over Brown on April 11.
AS A FRESHMAN (1994)
Gained valuable experience in his first season...played in 31 games, starting 13...hit an impressive .295 (13-for-44)...recorded his only extra base hit of the season- a double - in a 5-0 series-opening loss to St. John's...was 2-for-3 at the plate with one run scored in a 16-12 win over the Red Storm the following day...opened his collegiate career with a perfect 2-for-2, two-run, one-RBI effort against Assumption... stroked two singles and scored two runs in an 8-6 win over St. Peter's...did not commit an error in 36 chances in the outfield...also made five mound appearances, including one start.
Earned All-State honors as a senior pitcher/outfielder at Platt High School...was also selected to the 1993 Academic All-State Baseball Team, becoming the first player in Connecticut history to achieve both honors in the same season...earned All-Conference honors as a junior and senior...earned team MVP honors...threw a no-hitter against Buckeley...finished his senior season with a .474 batting average (third in school history) and 17 stolen bases (second in school history)...also earned All-State and All-Conference basketball honors...a two-time All-Conference soccer player...served as captain of and earned MVP honors on all three teams...played for head coach Richard Katz.
Enrolled as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management...Kevin and his two older sisters are the children of Cheryl and John Penwell...born August 21, 1975.
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