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Chris Newell

200 lbs.
Newtown Square, Pa.
Malvern Prep
High School
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• UVA’s all-time NCAA postseason leader with five career stolen bases, all came in the Cavaliers’ 2021 run to Omaha.
• Hit four NCAA Tournament home runs, tied for the second most in program history including two in the 2021 College World Series.
• Hit three career grand slams, one in each of his three seasons at UVA
• His .902 career stolen base percentage (37-for-41) is the third highest of any Cavaliers since 2000 (min. 20 attempts)

• Drafted in the 13th round (405th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2022 MLB Draft
• Started 54 of the 58 games, all 54 starts came in center field
• Established career highs in home runs (12), runs (51), total bases (89) and stolen bases (16) in his junior season
• Was 16-for-18 in stolen bases, the 16 swiped bags were tied for the ninth-most in the ACC
• Hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning against Boston College on March 18
• Blasted a 446-foot home run over the “blue monster” in center field at Disharoon Park, the first UVA player to clear it since Joe Koshansky in 2004.
• Hit his third career grand slam in a 2-for-5, four-RBI effort against Boston College on March 19
• Went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI against then-No. 8 Miami on April 10, his second four-hit game of his career.
• Homered in three-straight starts against VMI (2/23), Cornell (2/25) and William & Mary (3/1).
• Made highlight reel catches against Boston College (March 20), Virginia Tech (April 29) and VCU (May 4)
• Ranked No. 49 on Perfect Game’s Top 100 juniors list prior to the season

• Started 56 of the 58 games in which appeared. All 56 starts were in center field.
• Batted .258 (50-for-94) with six doubles, a team-best three triples, five home runs and 34 RBI
• Was successful on 13 of 15 stolen base attempts. The 13 SBs were tied for the 10th-most in the ACC.
• Hit .353 (12-for-34) with three home runs, seven RBI and a five stolen bases in the NCAA postseason
• His five stolen bases and six stolen base attempts were the most in a single NCAA Tournament and postseason career in program history
• In three College World Series games, was 6-for-10 (.600) with four runs, two home runs and five RBI (all team bests)
• Had a hit in 19 of his last 24 games of the season
Robbed a DBU home run in game three of the super regionals, UVA took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning.
• Tied the game at two in the fifth inning against in CWS elimination game against Texas on June 24 with a solo home run
• Pulled UVA within a run in the eighth inning with a opposite field, solo blast against eventual national champion Mississippi State on June 22
• Went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and a season-best five RBI against Clemson on April 10
• Hit the second grand slam of his career on Feb. 23 against VMI. He was 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBI in the contest.
• Made highlight reel catches against VCU on May 4, Wake Forest on May 16 and robbed Henry Davis of a home run against Louisville on April 18
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Second Team All-American
• Preseason Second Team All-American

SUMMER 2021: Named a Cape Cod League All-Star … played 19 games for the Harwich Mariners … went 19-for-76 (.250) with two doubles, a triple and five home runs … began his summer with a hit in seven of his first eight starts … Harwich reached the semifinals of the 2021 CCL playoffs … One of 16 Cape Leaguers to hit five or more homers this summer, only one other player hit five in 19 or fewer games.

• 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 2022-2023 Jack Murray Endowed Baseball Fund
• Son of John and Christine Newell
• Has one sister, Sarah