GENERAL: Good lefty bat who will be in the mix in the outfield... offers balance in the lineup with a powerful bat on the left side... pure hitter who earned a consistent role in the lineup last season... improved his defensive skills in the offseason.
2012: Started 39 of 45 appearances... drove in 17 runs, posted six doubles and smashed a home run... recorded a .227 batting average and .369 on-base percentage... started 17 of 18 league games... held an eight game hitting streak from March 16 to April 1... had a season-high nine game reached base streak... recorded four multi-hit games and two multi-RBI performances... earned first career start in the season opener at Florida Atlantic (2/24)... posted two hits on at High Point (3/9) and West Virginia (3/16)... hit 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in a 9-4 victory over Hofstra (3/21)... blasted first career home run at Marist (3/24)... registered two doubles and scored one run in a win over Columbia (4/18)... drew 21 walks and was hit by nine pitches... earned the start in Manhattan's NCAA Tournament game versus Coastal Carolina (6/2).
2011: Appeared in 14 games as a reserve... posted a .231 batting average and .375 on-base percentage... had three hits and two RBI in 13 at bats... made collegiate debut and recorded first career hit as a pinch hitter at Tennessee (3/13)... scored first career run in a victory at NYIT (4/26)... posted an RBI in wins at Sacred Heart (5/10) and Iona (5/21)... had two at bats as a pinch hitter in the NCAA Tournament against Florida (6/3) and Jacksonville (6/4).
BEFORE MANHATTAN: Lettered four years at St. Anthony's High School playing for Jon LaRochester... named the team's Most Valuable Player as a freshman, sophomore and senior... hit .343 with a .565 on-base percentage as a senior... three year team captain at St. Anthony's... selected for Under Armour National Team in 2007... participated in 2009 World Wood Bat Showcase in Jupiter, Fla.
PERSONAL: Majoring in computer science... the son of Adam and Diane Gorecki... has three sisters, Heather, Diane, and Amanda... has two cousins who played within major league organizations, Reid and Ryan Gorecki.