Chase Dawson

#1 Chase Dawson

Pos. OF/IF
Ht. 5-10
Wt. 170
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Chesterton, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Andrean

2016 Horizon League All-Freshman Team
2016 Horizon League All-Tournament Team

2017: Played in 46 games and made 45 starts during his sophomore season... Posted a .264 average with 15 RBIs and a .381 OBP in addition to stealing seven bases... Enjoyed three three-hit games - March 21 at Chicago State, April 23 vs. Wright State and May 13 at Milwaukee... Hit his third career triple and only of the season on May 5 vs. Youngstown State... After hitting .221 over his first 29 games, batted .364 over the final month of the season (April 23 - May 24) in 16 games. Led the team in batting average and on-base percentage (.517) during that stretch... Made just two errors all season in 205 chances (.990) after making 15 errors (.935) as a freshman. 

2016: Played in 52 games a rookie, including 49 starts at second base...batted .253 with a .355 on-base percentage...recorded his first collegiate hit at New Orleans on Feb. 27, when he started a span of 17 hits over his next 16 tilts...scored a season-high four runs as part of a 2-for-5 night at ULM (March 2)...went 3-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored in Valpo's 16-1 victory over Northern Kentucky (March 20) that completed a three-game sweep of the Norse...worked seven walks over a four-game span, including four in a doubleheader versus Milwaukee (April 3)...drove in a season-best three runs as part of a 3-for-5 contest versus Chicago State (April 26)...embarked on a 5-for-10 tear from May 15-20, a stretch that included four RBIs, two runs and a stolen base...was named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team following a 6-for-16 week in which he crossed the plate eight times, ripped two doubles, a walk, an RBI and a stolen base...elected to Horizon League All-Freshman Team.

Prep: A two-year letter winner for head coach Dave Pishkur and the Andrean Niners...member of two State Championship teams (2013, 2014) that went 31-6 both seasons...made Defensive Play of the Year his junior year and made Offensive Play of the Year his senior season...recorded the second-most hits in a season in school history...also earned three letters in soccer and one in football...was a runner-up at the State Championship...named to B Honor Roll.

Personal: Chase is the son of Rick Dawson and Tonia Michalski...has two younger siblings: Kingston and Maverick...favorite food is barbeque chicken...favorite movie is Get Hard...favorite baseball player is Ichiro Suzuki...favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees....majoring in finance.