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Justin Novak

INF/C
Position
5'9''
Height
160 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
R/R
B/T
Tokyo, Japan
Hometown
American School in Japan
High School

2018
• Started 44 of the 45 games in which he appeared (41 at 3B, 2 at DH, 1 at 2B)
• Batted .275 (42-for-153) with 24 runs scored, four doubles and 14 RBI
• Over the final 10 games of the regular season, went 12-for-30 (.400)
• At the plate for UVA’s walk-off win and no-hitter against William & Mary on Feb. 28
• 12 multi-hit games, including a three-hit performance against Samford on Feb. 17

2017
· Played in 44 games, including 35 starts at third base and two at second base
· Hit .295 for the season, but batted .333 in 22 ACC games (18 starts)
· Recorded hits in eight of his last 10 starts
· Was 2-for-2 and scored twice in NCAA tournament opener against Dallas Baptist (6/3)
· Was 2-for-4 in ACC Tournament start vs. Clemson (5/26)
· Hit first home run of season in regular-season finale at Georgia Tech (5/20)
· Was 3-for-9 in series at Georgia Tech
· Hit walk-off single in ninth inning against Liberty (5/2)
· Was 3-for-5 with pair of doubles in win at Florida State (4/29)
· Was 5-for-8 in Duke series
· Went 4-for-11 in three starts at third base in North Carolina series

2016
• Played in 49 games, with 44 starts (32 at third base, six at second base, five at catcher and one at shortstop)
• Started UVA’s last 34 games, including each game in last seven ACC series
• Made huge jump from freshman season, recording 45 hits and 29 RBI
• Went 2-for-3 with career-high three RBI against William & Mary (3/1)
• Recorded career-high four hits in win over JMU (3/22)
• Went 3-for-4 with five RBI and first career HR against GW (4/6)
• Cranked 2-run homer and drove in three against VCU (4/20)
• Was 4-for-9 with pair of RBI in series at Miami
• Hit two-out, two-run double to give UVA the lead in ninth-inning comeback win at Pitt (4/30)
• Was 5-for-14 in Georgia Tech series
• Went 4-for-12 with three runs in NCAA regional; had three hits in opener against William & Mary (6/3)

2015
• Played in 36 games, making 23 starts (21 at second base, one at shortstop, one at catcher)
• Started UVa’s first 21 games
• Laid down eight sacrifice bunts
• As pinch hitter, put down sac bunt in eighth inning in NCAA Regional game vs. San Diego State, setting up go-ahead RBI single (5/30)
• Singled and scored pair of runs in win at NC State (4/24)
• Recorded pair of RBI in win at East Carolina (2/14)

AMERICAN SCHOOL IN JAPAN
• Four-time Kanto Plains All-Star (all-league)
• Led team to two DoDEA Pacific Far East Tournament championships
• Twice named to tournament all-star team
• Team finished 27-0 his senior season
• Coached by John Seevers
• Also played two years of basketball (guard) and was team co-captain and MVP his senior year
• Member of team that won 2012-2013 DoDEA Pacific Far East championship
• Was 2013-14 Hong Kong Holiday Tournament All-Star

PERSONAL
• Parents are Kevin and Momoko Novak
• Has one brother, Shawn, who pitched at the University of Hawaii and Oxnard College