Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.
On Czinege: Very polished player who already has the size and strength of an upper classman ... Has power potential and consistently hits the ball to the gaps ... Was a highly recruited player and has a chance to work his way into the Villanova lineup right away.
2014: One of four Wildcats to start and appear in all 50 games ... Started every game at second base ... Batted a team-high .306 with a .353 on-base percentage and .434 slugging percentage, which ranked third on the team ... Went 60-for-196 with seven doubles, three triples and four homes runs ... His 60 hits and 196 at-bats led the team ... His four home runs ranked tied for first while his three triples placed him tied for second ... He finished tied for third with seven doubles ... His 85 total based ranked third on the squad a?b Scored a fourth-best 26 runs and batted in a team-best 38 runs ... Drew 14 walks to add to his .353 OBP ... Stole five bases in eight attempts to tie for tops on the squad ... Led the team with five sacrifice flies ... Ranked second on the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... Led the team with 23 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games and one four-hit game, and 11 multi-RBI games including one three-RBI, four-RBI and five-RBI game ... Tallied his four-hit game against Penn State on May 13 ... Had four-straight multi-hit games from May 10 to May 13 ... Had two three-game streaks of consecutive multi-hit games ... Boasted a .941 fielding percentage with a team-high 123 putouts and 131 assists ... BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games ... Slashed .225/.269/.324 with 16 hits (one double and two home runs) in 71 at-bats ... Scored seven runs and recorded a team-best 15 runs batted in ... GAMES: Tied the team-high with five RBI at Temple on April 22 ... Tied the team-high with three walks at Xavier on April 11 ... Stole two bases at La Salle on March 18, the team-high in a game on the year.
Rockhurst High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Earned Missouri All-State honorable mention honors as a senior.
Personal: Born 7/28/94 in Overland Park, Kan. ... Youngest of three children of Michael and Nancy Czinege ... Has two older siblings, Tyler (26) and Megan (24) ... Tyler played college soccer at Trinity University ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of the baseball team and the chance to enroll in the Villanova School of Business.