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Cole Channell
Cole  Channell


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 184





On Channell: Athletic and versatile player who is a good defensive outfielder and can also play on the left side of the infield ... Showed promise at the plate in his first taste of collegiate action and has a chance to earn a role on the team this season.

2016: Saw action in 18 games with six starts ... Started five times in left field and once as the designated hitter ... Batted .172 (5-for-29) with a .250 on-base percentage ... Had three runs scored, one double and one run batted in ... Walked once, was hit by a pitch twice and struck out 10 times ... Laid down three sacrifice bunts ... Pinch hit against Dartmouth and had an RBI single for his first collegiate hit ... Made his first start as the designated hitter against Penn and was 1-for-4 ... Recorded 20 putouts without an error in the outfield; BIG EAST: Played in seven conference games with three starts ... Went 3-for-9 (.333) with two runs scored, a double, a walk and three strikeouts ... Had three sacrifice bunts ... Went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a sacrifice bunt in the opening game of a doubleheader against Creighton ... Also started the second game of the doubleheader and was 1-for-3 with another sac bunt.

Club Baseball: Played for the Downers Grove Longshots with current Villanova teammate John Heilenbach.

Benet Academy: Played shortstop on the baseball team and point guard on the basketball team ... Achieved second honors status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 9/24/96 in Naperville, Ill. ... One of four children of Todd and Kimberly Channell ... Siblings are Haley (21), Grace (16) and Turner (15) ... Father played in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers after playing in college at Miami (Ohio) ... Chose to attend Villanova because it is a great school and offered the opportunity to play college baseball ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.