#4 - Spencer Mahoney
LaGrange Park, Ill.
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2012: Arrived on the scene at Valpo as a freshman and earned both the starting shortstop job and, subsequently, Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American honors...went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in opening game of Arkansas series before suffering knee injury that sidelined him for next 28 games...returned for Apr. 13th-15th series at Youngstown State where he went 4-for-11...had a three-hit game versus Indiana State on Apr. 17th...collected three RBI in a 2-for-4 effort against IPFW Apr. 24th...had another three-hit game and 2 RBI against Wright State in a 12-11 win on May 4th...batted 9-for-13 in final weekend of conference play against Youngstown State May 17th-19th, earning him Horizon League Batter of the Week honors on May 21st...ended season on 15-game on-base streak...reached base at least once in 28 of 32 games played...named Horizon League First Team All-League at shortstop...named to the All-Newcomer Team to go along with the aforementioned Freshmen All-American award...his .348 batting average, .468 on-base percentage, and .438 slugging percentage all led the 2012 Valpo offense...one of only two Crusaders to record more walks (23) than strikeouts (20)...made Dean's List both semesters.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Lions ... All-State selection as a senior ... team Most Valuable Player as a senior ... a three-time All-Area selection ... twice named to All-West Suburban Silver Conference Team while also earning honorable mention honors as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Spencer is the son of Richard and Michelle Mahoney ... major is mathematics and secondary education ... born June 10, 1993.
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