Joseph Medeiros
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Merced, Calif.

High School:
Buhach Colony HS '08

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
C

Major:
Exercise Biology

Bats: Left
Throws: Right

2009: Appeared in 37 games, starting 19... Batted .333 (28-for-84) with five doubles, a homer and 10 RBI... First collegiate home run was a 3-run shot of Matt Flemer of California (4/15)... Enjoyed two 3-hit games: 3-for-4 vs. Stanford (3/25), 3-for-3 vs. Santa Clara (5/12).

BUHACH COLONY HS '08: Named All-Central California Conference MVP as a senior after capturing All-CCC honorable mention as a junior... Earned first-team All-Valley Oak League as a freshman... Helped lead team to Sac-Joaquin subsection title and CIF-SJS runner-up finish in 2008... Played Legion ball for Merced Volunteers... Garnered Western Region Player of the Year award in 2008... Selected as Pueblo Colorado All-Tournament catcher in 2006 and 2008... Also starred in football, earning three straight all-conference awards as a linebacker... Tallied back-to-back seasons with more than 100 tackles... Voted team MVP as a junior, Outstanding Linebacker as a sophomore and senior... Three-year All-Academic honoree in both sports, graduating as class salutatorian.

PERSONAL: Born in Merced, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Kevin & Mary Ann Navarra... Best athletes he has faced are Michael Turner (now of Atlanta Falcons) and Cody Martin (now a pitcher at Gonzaga)... Few know he danced with a Portuguese folklore group from ages 3 to 15... Career highlight was hitting 10 homers for American Legion Volunteers in 2008.