Outlook for 2009: Possesses leadership, understanding of pitching staff and diligence desired from catcher and is ready to provide quality help at the catcher position...Benefitted greatly from experiencing fall drills after transferring to Memphis at mid-year break last season.
Middle Georgia College: Transferred to Middle Georgia College after spending two seasons at Armstrong Atlantic State...Was a one-year letterwinner behind the plate for Coach Craig Young...Hit .263 with 19 RBI and two home runs.
Armstrong Atlantic State: Earned one letter in two seasons as an outfielder and catcher at Armstrong Atlantic...Redshirted the 2005 season...Saw action in just 11 games as a reserve in 2006...Made one start...Hit .167 and drew three walks.
Prep: Was a three-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond for Head Coach Terry Beyna at Elk Grove High School...Earned All-Conference and All-Area honors as a senior, hitting .409 with three home runs and 19 RBI, all team highs...Named to All-Tournament Team at the Niles West Tournament...Also lettered in football as a tight end and outside linebacker, and basketball as a center.
Personal: Born Daniel G. Kaufmann on September 25, 1985, in Chicago, Ill....Son of Karl Kaufmann and Colleen Kaufmann-Vacala...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
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