2 - Brendan Akashian
Brendan Akashian
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lowell, Mass.
High School: Lowell
Position: C
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Named to the 2007 Patriot League All-League First Team...Recipient of the 2007 Hop Riopel Award...Played for the Lowell All-Americans (NECBL)...All-NECBL First Team Catcher...NECBL All-Star Selection...Led the league in on base percentage (.520)...Second in the league in slugging percentage(.566)...Led the league in hit by pitches with 18 as he set a new league record...Lowell All-American's All Time Leader in Home Runs, Hits, and Batting Average....Chosen to play in the 2007 Oldtime Baseball Game...started in all 35 games...he hit a .330 with 35 hits, six doubles, two triples, five homeruns, one grand slam and scored 29 runs...finished first on the team in batting average (.330)...finished tied for first in triples (two), homeruns (five), and RBI (29)...went 3-for-6 hitting two homeruns and knocking in four RBI against Lamar (2/17, 2/18)...hit a double against Campbell (3/5)...had a 2-for-4 including a double, a RBI, and scoring to runs against Davidson (3/6)...went 4-for-5 including five RBI, two runs scored, a double and a triple during a doubleheader with Lehigh (4/7)...went 3-for-4 including a double, one RBI, and scoring one run versus Northeastern (4/10)...hit a three-run homer during a 12-3 victory over Hartford (4/11)...had a double against Army (4/14)...hit a grand slam during a 6-5 win over Bucknell (4/21)...went 1-for-2 including a double and three RBI while scoring two runs in the 15-1 victory over Bucknell (4/22)...had a 2-for-3 day with one run scored and a RBI during the 8-3 win over Massachusetts at Fenway Park (4/25)...went 3-for-7 with two RBI during a doubleheader against Lafayette (4/29). AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Played in 17 games with 16 starts (missed second part of season due to an injury)...he hit .333 with 18 hits, four doubles, one triple, one home run and 12 RBI...he finished second on the team in batting average (.333)...went 3-for-3 including a one-run double in the 13-4 win over Bowling Green (3/9)...had three RBI with a two-run double and a one-run single against Yale (3/11)...hit a solo homer in the 8-4 win over Bentley (3/24)...went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a triple in the 8-5 victory over Wheaton (3/26)...had two hits including a RBI single at Siena (3/28). AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: : Appeared in 26 games...made 22 starts as a designated hitter...had 17 hits, including a double, six RBI and four runs scored...recorded 13 putouts defensively and had an assist, while fielding 1.000 percent...was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts...went 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI on 3/10 vs. Bowling Green...had a 2-for-3 day at Harvard on 4/6...was 1-for-2 with two runs scored on 4/24 at Army...had a game-winning two-run RBI single on 4/30 vs. Bucknell. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport standout in baseball and hockey...2004 MIAA All-Academic Team...Lowell Sun All-Star (baseball, 2004; hockey 2003)...2004 Lowell Sun Player of the Year (hockey)...MVC All-Conference (baseball, 2004; hockey 2003, 2004)...MVC First Team (baseball 2003, 2004)...MVC Player of the Year (hockey, 2004)...led Lowell baseball team to the Northeast League Championship in 2003... led Lowell Legion team to the state tournament finals in 2003...led Lowell hockey team to the MVC Championship in 2004...Massachusetts state leading scorer (hockey, 2004)...captain of both the baseball and hockey teams senior year...batted .417 with 2 HR, 27 RBI, 26 Runs, and 7 stolen bases senior year. PERSONAL: Brother of former Holy Cross men's hockey player and current men's hockey assistant coach Brian Akashian (Class of 2001).