12 - Kyle Zeller
Kyle Zeller
Birth Date: 09/09/1984
Height: 6-3
Weight: 235
Hometown: Sea Ranch Lakes, Fla.
High School: Pine Crest School
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R
Weapon: Sr.

Although he did not have one of his best seasons as a senior, Kyle was undoubtedly one of the top catchers in the New England region during his four years as an Engineer. An excellent defensive catcher and a feared power hitter, Kyle was a starter since walking on the field his freshmen season. During his career he garnered season-ending conference honors three times.

2006: appeared in 34 games and started 33 batting .288...tied for 2nd on the team in home runs (4)...3rd on the team in RBI's (24)...tied for 3rd on the team in runs (23) and doubles (7)...went 2-for-4 (2 R, HR, 4 RBI) vs. Wentworth (3/23)...2-for-5 with 2 runs and 4 RBI vs. Hartwick (3/28)...combined to go 5-for-6 (4 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, HPB) in a doubleheader vs. Elms (4/1)...combined to go 4-for-8 (R, 2B, 2 RBI) in a conference doubleheader vs. Coast Guard (4/9)...went 3-for-4 (2 R, RBI) vs. conference opponent Babson (4/11)...3-for-5 (2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) vs. Plymouth State (4/12)...2-for-3 vs. conference opponent Babson (4/20)...2-for-5 (2 R, 2B, HR, RBI) in the NEWMAC tournament vs. Springfield (4/29)...went 2-for-3 (2 R, RBI, BB, HBP) in the NEWMAC tournament vs. WPI (4/30)...2-for-4 (R, 2B, 2 RBI) vs. UMass-Boston (5/5).2-for-4 vs. Castleton State (5/19) in the ECAC tournament.

2005: ABCA and Rawlings 3rd Team New England All-Region selection...voted 2nd Team All-NEWMAC...ranked highly in several offensive categories in the NEWMAC including 5th in the conference in batting average (.374), tied for 4th in homeruns (6), 7th in RBI's (33), and 10th in doubles (10)...led team in slugging percentage (.636) and home runs...2nd on team in RBI, doubles and hit by pitch (6)...tallied 10 multiples hit games...led team in RBI in conference play (13)...combined to go 4-for-5 (R, HR, 3 RBI) in a doubleheader vs. Trinity (3/21)...combined to go 5-for-9 (2 R, 2 2B, RBI) vs. Salve Regina (3/22)...2-for-4 (R, HR, RBI) vs. Macalester (3/24)...3-for-5 (4 R 2B, HR, 4 RBI, HPB) vs. Suffolk (3/31)...2-for-3 (2 R, HR, RBI, BB) vs. Fitchburg State (4/1)...went 2-for-3 (3 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB, HPB) vs. Wentworth Institute (4/4)...combined to go 5-for-9 (2 R, 2B, 4 RBI) in two separate conference games vs. Wheaton (4/7 and 4/19)...2-for-4 (R, HR, RBI) in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament vs. Coast Guard.

2004: named to the NEWMAC All-Conference 2nd Team...started in all of the team's 26 games...posted a .303 batting average...ranked 7th in the NEWMAC in RBI (.88/game) and runs (.92/game) and 8th in home runs (4)...led team in runs (24), doubles (8), homeruns, and total bases (52)...2nd on team in RBI (23), and plate appearances (109)...defensively, led the team in chances (157) and putouts (132)...recorded 11 multiple hit games...concluded the season on a 8 game hitting streak and batted .406 during that stretch (13-for-32)...2-for-5 with 2 runs and an RBI vs. Ramapo (3/21)...combined to go 3-for-8 (3 R, 3 2B, RBI) in a doubleheader vs. Hamilton (3/22)...2-for-6 (R, 3B, 4 RBI) vs. Union (3/24)...3-for-4 (3 R, HR, RBI) in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Thomas (3/25)...2-for-2 (R, HR, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Worcester State (3/29)...2-for-5 (R, 2B, RBI) vs. conference opponent Babson (4/8)...2-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI vs. conference for Wheaton (4/16)...3-for-4 (4 R, 2B, 2 HR, BB, SB) vs. Wentworth Institute (4/20)...2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI vs. Springfield in the first round of the NEWMAC tournament (4/22).

2003: appeared in and started 23 games...named to the NEWMAC All-Conference 2nd team...ranked 1st in the NEWMAC doubles (.48/game), 2rd in batting average (.420), and 7th in runs (.96/game)...led team in batting average, runs (22) and doubles (11)...2nd on team in hits (34), and total bases (50)...defensively, led the team in assists (40) and finished 2nd in putouts (96)...began the season on a 6 game hitting streak batting .529 during that stretch (9-for-17)...recorded first collegiate hit, a double, vs. Salisbury (3/24)...2-for-3 vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/24)... 2-for-3 (2 R, 2B, RBI) vs. Oberlin (3/25)...3-for-3 (R, 2B, RBI) vs. Chicago (3/27)...5-for-5 with (2 R, 2B, RBI) vs. Wentworth Institute (4/7)...combined to go 4-for-5 (2 R, 2 2B, 3B, RBI) in a conference doubleheader vs. Clark (4/12)...combined to go 2-for-4 (4 R, 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/13)...went 4-for-6 (3 R, HR, 3 RBI) vs. Eastern Nazarene (4/17)...combined to go 3-for-7 (R, 2B, RBI, BB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/19)...2-for-4 with a run and a double in the semifinal round of the NEWMAC tournament vs. Springfield (4/27).

PERSONAL: son of Denise and Donald Zeller...has three siblings: Skye, Yale, and Wyatt...nuclear engineering major...born on 9/9/83...favorite baseball player is former MIT Engineer, the commodore, Austin Morris...will be attending law school in fall of 2006.

HITTING
YearGP-GSAVGABRH2BHRRBIBBSB
200634-33.2881252336742450
200530-30.37410726401063370
200426-26.303992430842371
200323-23.4208122341111141
Totals113-112.34041295140361591232