20 - Connor Rhoads
Connor Rhoads
Birth Date: 12/06/1988
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westminster, Calif.
High School: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Previous College: Irvine Valley College
Position: C/1B
Bats/Throws: R/R
EXP: 1V

2010

In his inaugural season at Cal State Northridge, Connor Rhoads caught 14 games, starting on seven occasions ... in his 26 at-bats, Rhoads scored twice and finished with three hits and four RBIs ... successfully stole a base in his only attempt ... was one-half of a battery that went 6.1 innings without allowing a hit to LMU  ... scored once and drove in a run in his first game as a Matador (3/13) ... was successful in his only at-bat vs. UNLV (3/16) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a sacrifice at Seattle (3/20, Gm. 2) ... drove in his third run of the season vs. Sacramento State (3/26) ... drove in a run and scored vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/11).

IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE

Graduated with his A.A. Degree in 2009 before transferring to Cal State Northridge ... played first base while on-campus for coach Kent Madole ... named team captain in 2009 ... named Most Valuable Player ... finished his two-year career with a .351 average.

CALVARY CHAPEL COSTA MESA

Graduated in 2007 with a 3.8 GPA ... earned three letters as a catcher for the Eagle's Baseball team ... was elected team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... was a part of a league championship-winning team in 2006 and '07 ... earned Most Valuable Player honors in '07 and named to the first team in both '06 and '07.

PERSONAL

Born December 6, 1988 to Leslie and Kevin Rhoads ... has one brother, Brennan ... is the second person in his immediate family to attend college as his mother was a student at UC Santa Barbara ... considered going to Oregon and UC Irvine before choosing to attend CSUN ... roots for Jeff Mathis ... favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... enjoys watching "Baseball Tonight" and the movie "Snatch" ... enjoys eating sushi but detests onions ... likes to listen to Lil' Wayne ... chose to attend CSUN due to the great coaching staff ... his greatest sports moment took place when he his a home run at the Santa Ana Super Regional ... his most embarassing moment happened when he threw the ball over the head of his third baseman in a junior college all-star game ... the best athletes he has competed against are Tyler Pill and Drew Hillman ... his best friend from another college team is Sean Williams, second baseman for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos ... the best thing about being an athlete is the team camaraderie, competition, and winning ... the toughest thing about being an athlete is managing his time with school ... visualizes before every game in the outfield with his catcher's gear on ... whenever he has time to relax he likes to hang out with his girlfriend ... favorite website is MLB.com ... the most famous person he has ever met is Dave Winfield ... would have liked to have met Jackie Robinson ... would like to be stranded on a desert island with his girlfriend ... would like to switch places for a day with his dog Bubba ... if he were forced to listed to only one CD he would choose "The Carter 3" by Lil' Wayne ... if he had a million dollars he would invest it ... the best advice he has been given is "don't think too much" ... his advice to others is to "work hard and get good grades" ... nobody knows how much he wants to succeed ... loves to surf ... cannot live without his family and dogs ... years from now he will still laugh about the time he lived with Dominic Piazza ... the one thing that always makes him smile is his dog ... his greatest hero is his dad because he loves his family no matter what ... majoring in Communications.

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