Junior second baseman is Big Five Player of the Week, lands on BIG EAST honor roll
Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.
Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.
Villanova hosted Xavier on April 18, 2015 and held Military and First Responders Appreciation Day.
Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.
Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Career: Has started all 100 games that Villanova has played in his first two years on the team … A career .317 hitter with a .363 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage … His career offensive stats include going 130-for-410 at the plate with 22 doubles, six triples and four home runs … Has the same number of hits through two collegiate seasons as Wildcats all-time hits leader Derek Shunk … Has 58 runs scored and 67 runs batted in, with 26 walks, seven times being hit by a pitch and 72 strikeouts … Has stolen nine bases in 13 tries, with nine sacrifice bunts and six sacrifice flies … Offensive totals include 44 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI games over two seasons … In the field has recorded 215 putouts, 267 assists, 28 errors and a .945 fielding percentage.
2015: Earned first team All-BIG EAST honors and was the first Villanova infielder since 2001 to be a first team all-conference selection … Also merited All-Big Five honors for the second straight year … Started all 50 games and led the team with 70 hits … Ranked second on the team in batting average, runs scored, doubles and triples … Hit .327 (70-for-214) for the year with a .372 on-base percentage and a .425 slugging percentage … Had 15 doubles and three triples to go along with 32 runs scored and 29 runs batted in … Drew 12 walks, was hit by a pitch four times and struck out 37 times … Stole four bases in five tries … Had one sacrifice fly … Led the team with 21 multi-hit games, including 12 two-hit games and nine three-hit contests … Also had eight multi-RBI games … Put together a season-high 10-game hitting streak from April 25 through May 9 during which he batted .348 (16-for-46) with four doubles, two triples, seven runs and nine RBI … Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and a double in a win over Mount St. Mary’s … That performance came in the midst of a torrid eight-game stretch from February 27 through March 11 in which he batted .563 (18-for-32) with seven multi-hit games … Had consecutive three-hit games in victories over St. Bonaventure and La Salle … Recorded a .950 fielding percentage with 12 errors in 240 fielding chances (92 putouts, 136 assists); BIG EAST: Batted .313 (25-for-80) during conference play with a .333 on-base percentage and a .450 slugging percentage … Had seven doubles, two triples, 12 runs scored and a team-high 15 RBI versus BIG EAST foes … Drew three walks and struck out 12 times … Doubled three times, scored a run and had two RBI in a win over Georgetown … Matched a season-high with three RBI in a come-from-behind win over Seton Hall in the second game of a doubleheader … Had a hit in 15 of the Wildcats 18 conference games.
2014: Named a Louisville Slugger freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and was also a second team All-BIG EAST selection … Started in all 50 games during the season and led the team in batting average (.306), hits (60), runs batted in (38) and sacrifice flies (5) … Tied for the team lead with four home runs and five stolen bases … Compiled a .353 on-base percentage and a .434 slugging percentage while scoring 26 runs … Had seven doubles, three triples, 14 walks and was hit by a pitch three times … Laid down nine sacrifice bunts to tie for second on the team in that category … Registered 23 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games, both team highs … Had a season-high four hits, with a double and a run scored, against Penn State … Homered, drove in a season-high five runs and went 3-for-6 in a win at Temple … His first collegiate home run was a solo shot at nationally-ranked Miami … Recorded a .941 fielding percentage with 16 errors in 270 chances; BIG EAST: Batted .225 (16-71) with a .269 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage in league games … Had seven runs scored and a team-best 15 RBI while hitting a double and two home runs … Homered in road games at Xavier and Seton Hall.
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 (28) and Megan (26) … Brother, 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 … Finance major in the Villanova School of Business.