3 Jimmy Topps
3 Jimmy Topps
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: St. Laurence (Prairie State College)
Position: OF

2013: Stepped into a major role after injuries sapped the team’s depth in the outfield... had the top batting average among returners, with a .314 mark and 55 hits... made 45 starts... had seven doubles and a pair of triples... as the team’s lead-off hitter, he had a .389 on-base percentage... batted in 21 runs... stole 11 bases, second on the team... drew 19 walks... had 18 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games... the team had a 30-15 record in games he started.

Previous School: Was one of the premier offensive threats in the NJCAA Region IV, leading the league with a .409 batting average, good for 10th-place on the Prairie State College single-season list... his team-leading 70 hits are also the fourth-best single-season total in Prairie State history... drew 24 walks, the seventh most in a single season in program history... All-NJCAA Region IV and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference first teams... in his first season, he was 2nd team All Conference, and in the next year he was 1st Team All conference and First team all region... led the team in batting average both years - .349 in the first season and .409 in year two.

High School: Played center field for head coach Pete Lotus at St. Laurence High School... served as captain for one season... led the team to a 29-5 record in his senior season.

Personal: Born August 9, 1992... son of Dave and Donna... has two brothers - Dave, and John... majoring in communications... enjoys boating, snowmobiling, and fishing... favorite athlete is hockey player Jonathan Toews... favorite movie is Warrior... greatest athletic experience was facing his old high school team, beating them by making a game-saving catch in the outfield, tying the game with a hit, and recording the game-winning hit... his cousin Joe Martinez played football at Army from 1999-2002.