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5 Willis McDaniel

2016 (Freshman): Played in 48 games with 40 starts as a freshman in center field...finished with a .291 batting average with five doubles, one triple, three home runs, 27 runs scored and 27 RBI...was 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts...named MEAC Rookie of the Week (2/21) following his performance in the season opening series against Marshall...earned Rookie of the Week Honors (4/4) after the first series against NC Central...hit a home run in his first-career at bat while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Marshall (2/19)...went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and five RBI against Marshall (2/20)...had three RBI while going 1-for-3 at Mercer (3/2)...went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against Western Michigan (3/6)...had a key sac bunt in the ninth inning of game two against Bethune-Cookman (3/12) while going 2-for-3...hit his third home run of the season at Alabama State (3/16), while going 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored...scored a run, while going 1-for-3 in game one at Savannah State (3/19)...hit his first career double in the series finale at Savannah State (3/20) and went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored...went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast (3/25)...batted .600 (6-for-10) in the first series against NC Central with two doubles, his first career triple, four runs scored, four RBI and a 1.000 SLG%...scored three runs, while going 1-for-2 with an RBI at NC A&T (4/9)...went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader at Bethune-Cookman (4/16)...scored two runs in the series finale at Bethune-Cookman (4/17)...went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in game one vs. Savannah State (4/23)...had two RBI with a double and a run scored, while going 2-for-3 in the series finale vs. Savannah State (4/24)...tied a season-high with three hits, while going 3-for-4 in game two at #4 Miami (4/30)...went 2-for-3 against Mercer (5/11)...drove in two runs and scored a run, while going 2-for-4 against NC A&T (5/13)...went 1-for-2 with a walk in the season finale against Norfolk State (5/23) in the MEAC Tournament.

Lincoln High School:  Named offensive MVP his senior season.

Personal:  Born on June 20, 1997...went to Lincoln High School…played football at Lincoln…son of Willis and Nickie McDaniel…brother DeAndre McDaniel played safety at Clemson…majoring in Sport Management.

Position: Outfield
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
High School: Lincoln High School
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