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Derek Luciano

Derek Luciano

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bradenton, Fla.

High School:
Manatee

Last College:
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
INF

2011
-Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team
-Made all 55 of his starts at third base, and appeared in 57 games overall
-Completed the year with a .265 average, delivering 17 doubles, six homers, 36 RBI and 35 runs scored
-Also had seven sacrifice flies and a .444 slugging percentage
-Drove in four runs on two hits and scored twice vs. B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4)
-Doubled twice and scored a run vs. UAB in the C-USA Championship (5/26)
-Finished the game vs. Memphis in the C-USA Championship (5/25) 3-for-4 with two RBI
-Drove in three and scored twice at UAB (5/15)
-Delivered a solo homer at Florida State (5/8)
-Went 3-for-4 against Houston (5/1)
-Crushed a two-run homer in a 6-4 victory vs. Houston (4/29)
-Drilled a two-run homer in a two-hit, three-RBI night against Florida (4/20)
-Had a double, RBI and a run vs. FAU (4/19)
-Was 3-for-8 with two walks, two runs and two RBI in the ECU series (4/15-17)
-Doubled and had a key RBI single in the ninth in UCF's comeback win vs. Tulane (4/10)
-Homered and scored twice vs. Tulane (4/9)
-Banged out two doubles and drove in a run vs. USM (4/1)
-Hit .333 during the Rice series (3/25-27), posting a double, RBI and run scored
-Crushed a solo homer at Miami (3/22)
-Drove in four highlighted by a three-run homer vs. BC (3/9)
-Was 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs vs. Dartmouth (3/4)
-Doubled twice, walked twice and scored two runs at South Alabama (2/25)

2010
-Played in just 21 games due to an injury
-But when healthy, the third baseman hit .342 with five doubles and three homers
-Drove in 23 and scored 24 runs while going 3-for-3 on the basepaths
-Had .526 slugging and .438 on-base percentages
-Drove in four runs on three hits against UAB (4/2)
-Crushed a homer in a two-hit, two-RBI game vs. B-CU (3/30)
-Drew four walks and scored three times at Houston (3/26)
-Went 7-for-14 in the Presbyterian series (3/19-21), posting two doubles, four runs and five RBI
-Hit .583 in the Hartford series (3/13-14), collecting nine runs and eight RBI while homering twice, including a grand slam, in the finale
-Posted two hits with a RBI and a run vs. Savannah State (2/21)
-Pounded out two doubles while driving in three and scoring twice vs. Savannah State (2/19)

Prior to UCF
-Competed for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and coach Tim Hill the last two seasons, serving as a teammate with fellow signee Jonathan Griffin
-Joined Griffin to play for the DeLand Suns of the Florida Collegiate Summer League in 2009
-Selected as the fifth-best prospect in the FCSL by Baseball America in 2009
-Earned a 4.0 grade-point average both years, and was named to Florida's all-academic team as a freshman
-Named to the Suncoast All-Conference Second Team as a sophomore by hitting .345 with 14 doubles, 47 RBI and six dingers
-Went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI in a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates April 2, 2009
-Was .264 at the plate as a freshman, posting 15 RBI and four doubles
-Started three years at Manatee High School for coach Al Melnick
-Hit .336 with 14 runs and 17 RBI as a senior, .360 with 16 runs and 20 RBI as a junior and .310 with 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases as a sophomore
-Also lettered one year in football
-Named an IMG Baseball Academy All-Star in its Collegiate Wood Bat League in 2008

Personal
-Born Oct. 30, 1988
-Son of Michael Luciano and Krista Bloomberg
-Father played baseball at Eckerd College
-Has two sisters, Jordan and Rachel, and one brother, Kaleb
-A general business major

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