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14 Chad Salem

GENERAL: All-MAAC performer... versatile infielder who hits for power... has a good arm across the infield... fierce competitor... extremely hard worker with raw power.

2010: All-MAAC First Team honoree... American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region Second Team... led Manhattan and ranked in the top-5 in the MAAC with 68 RBI (2nd), 69 runs scored (3rd), 15 home runs (4th) and .717 slugging percentage (4th) ... finished first in the conference and 21st in NCAA Division I with a .519 on-base percentage... ranked fifth in the MAAC with a .383 batting average... one of two Jaspers to start all 51 games... led Manhattan with 129 total bases... tallied 13 doubles, one triple and stole five bases... advanced to second place on the program's career home run (33) and RBI (164) lists... hit .391 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in MAAC games... had 19 multi-hit games, including a career-high five hits on two occasions... posted 15 multi-RBI contests, which included a team-best five 5+ RBI games... set a career-high with seven RBI in a win at Long Island (3/23), and then matched the seven RBI performance in a 5-for-5, two home run victory over Siena (5/21) to clinch a MAAC Tournament berth in the regular-season finale... named MAAC Player of the Week on March 15 after batting .667 (10-15) with five RBI, a home run, .1000 slugging percentage and  .737 on-base percentage in a win at Fordham and series victory at West Virginia.

2009: Named to All-MAAC Second Team... selected to the All-MAAC Tournament Team... fourth on team with .380 (78-205) batting average... started all 52 appearances and drove in 45 RBI... blasted eight home runs, had 13 doubles and one triple... scored 51 runs and finished third on the team with a .571 slugging percentage... was fifth in the MAAC logging a .472 on-base percentage... led the league with six sacrifice flies and was fourth being hit by pitches 15 times... registered 25 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games... posted a 13 game hit streak during the regular-season... walked 26 times... recorded four 3-RBI games coming against Delaware (3/8), Saint Joseph's (3/14), Long Island (4/7) and Sacred Heart (4/14)... notched three 4-hit performances versus Hofstra (3/31), Canisius (4/26) and Iona (5/15)... stole three bases... had 117 total bases... went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double in the MAAC Tournament contest versus Marist (5/22).

2008: Selected to All-MAAC Second Team... started 47 of 48 appearances... led the Jaspers and finished fourth in the MAAC with 51 RBI... blasted a team-high 10 home runs, tying for fifth in the conference... hit .302, scored 44 runs, notched 12 doubles and a triple... second on the team with a .562 slugging percentage... named MAAC Rookie of the Week three times (3/11, 4/14, 5/12)... tallied .405 on-base percentage... drove in a team-high six RBIs and blasted two home runs in a victory at Canisius (4/27)... registered 11 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games... delivered four RBI three times (South Alabama 2/29, UMBC 3/9, Marist 5/3)... began season with eight game hit streak and closed season on a nine game hit streak... tied for third in MAAC with five sacrifice flies...stole four bases... played for the Frozen Ropes of the Tri-State Collegiate Baseball League (TSCBL)... named to the league's All-Star Team.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Three year varsity starter at Iona Prep... received CHSAA All-Archdiocesan, First Team All-County, and First Team All-Journal News honors as a senior, after leading the metropolitan area in home runs... recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player following senior campaign... named CHSAA All-Bronx/Westchester, First Team All-County, and First Team All-Journal News as a junior.

PERSONAL: Majoring in business... the son of Frank and Ann Salem... has two siblings, Carter and Emily.

Position: Infielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rye, N.Y.
High School: Iona Prep
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