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Chris Newell

200 lbs.
Newtown Square, Pa.
Malvern Prep
High School / Club
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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Second Team All-American
• Preseason Second Team All-American

• Collegiate Baseball Newspaper co-National Freshman of the Year
• A Second Team All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
• Listed as the ACC’s Best Freshman by
• Started all 18 games in center field as a true freshman
• Batted 24-for-59 (.407) with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and 20 RBI
• His 19 runs scored were the second most on the team and ranked T-19th in the NCAA
• Led the team in batting average (.407), RBI (20), stolen bases (8) and on-base percentage (.545)
• Ranked in the top-10 in the ACC in RBI (T-2), on-base percentage (2nd), slugging percentage (3rd), runs (T-3rd), total bases (T-4th), stolen bases (T-5th), batting average (9th)
• Co-led the Cavaliers in multi-hit games (8), all eight came over the final 13 games of the year
• Started the season 1-for-11 at the plate and over the final 13 games went 23-for-48 (.479) with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and 20 RBI
• Hit a grand slam against Dartmouth (Feb. 28) as part of a 2-for-4, two-run day
• Drove in a season team-high, five runs against UMass Lowell on March 10
Lone triple of the season came with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning against Dartmouth to extend UVA lead to 11-4
• Hit additional home runs against Bucknell-1 (Feb. 22), NC State (March 7) and UMass Lowell (March 10)

• 2019 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year
• 2019 Under Armor All American
• Won three state championships with Malvern Prep and one league championship
• Hit game-tying home run in bottom of the seventh and scored the game-winning run in the 2019 state championship game
• Three-year letterwinner and served as team captain his senior year
• Collected All-State and All-League (Inter Academic League) three times
• Was the No. 9 outfielder in the country and No. 3 overall recruit in Pennsylvania according to Perfect Game
• Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 37th Round (1,115 overall)

• An American Studies major
• Recipient of the 2021-2022 Jack Murray Endowed Baseball Fund
• Son of John and Christine Newell
• Has one sister, Sarah