Biography and Career Highlights
2011: All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection ... named MVC Player of the Week (3/21) ... appeared in all 54 games, starting 53 ... led the team with a .344 batting average, a .611 slugging percentage and a .485 on-base percentage ... drilled a team-high 12 home runs and legged out 12 doubles ... collected 62 hits, scored 50 runs and drove in 48 runs ... went 6-for-6 in stolen bases ... had 16 multiple-hit games, including a team-high seven games with three or more hits ... collected multiple RBI in 10 games, including a team-best three games with four RBI ... established a nine-game hitting streak (3/25-4/10) ... hit the first-ever grand slam at the new TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the home of the College World Series, against Indiana State at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament ... went 4-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored on a home run and a double at Austin Peay (3/18) ... went 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, including a home run, a stolen base and two walks versus Chicago State (4/2) ... hit two home runs and a double in a 3-for-5 effort with three RBI and three runs scored at Wichita State (4/24) ... was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two doubles against Evansville (5/21) ... went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a run scored, including a grand slam, a stolen base and a walk in his final collegiate game, against Indiana State (5/26) ... signed with the Normal CornBelters of the independent Frontier League in Normal, Ill.
2010: Appeared in 35 games and started 15 ... hit .235 with six extra-base hits, including three home runs and three doubles ... knocked out 16 hits, scored 14 runs and was credited with 11 RBI ... earned three multiple-hit games, including a 3-for-4 effort with two runs scored, two RBI, a double and a home run against Duquesne (2/28) ... went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored versus Purdue (4/14) ... scored a season-best three runs, going 2-for-4 with a home run against Wichita State (5/1).
2009: Played in and started 45 games ... batted .264 with a team-best seven home runs ... tied for the team lead with 15 doubles and legged out two triples ... tallied 27 RBI and scored 35 runs ... swiped 12 bases in 15 attempts ... tied for second on the team with seven sacrifice bunts ... was second on the team with a .489 slugging percentage ... hit first career home run at Texas-San Antonio (3/10) ... drove in a career-best four RBI against Indiana State (3/27) ... collected 10 hits during a season-best, five-game hitting streak (3/20-3/27) ... had three hits in five different games and finished the season with 15 multiple-hit games ... played summer ball with the Joplin Outlaws in the MINK League.
2008: The opening-day starter in right field, but suffered a shoulder injury during the second game of the season ... played in seven contests overall before the injury ended his season ... received a medical redshirt ... collected a season-high two hits and scored a run at Tennessee Tech (2/23) ... also recorded a hit in the first game of the season at Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... stole a base as a pinch runner against Eastern Illinois (3/26) ... recorded three putouts in the field at Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... played summer ball for the Allegany County NItros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
2007: Played in 18 games, with eight starts ... drove in first-career RBI in first-career start against Illinois (4/17) ... collected first two hits in a Redbird uniform against Saint Xavier (5/5) ... those two hits also set a season- and career-high ... had a hit, two walks and two stolen bases against Creighton (5/13) ... posted a hit in back-to-back games against Kansas State (5/15) and No. 12 Wichita State (5/18) ... awarded the Coach Duffy Bass "Mr. Hustle" Award by his coaches and teammates ... played summer ball for the Allegany County Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... named to the West Division All-Star Team, batting .308 with a team-best 44 hits ... also hit seven doubles, one home run and 16 RBI.
University HS: Set school records for home runs in a season with 11 and in a career with 19 ... added a .444 average in 35 games played ... named team co-caption and MVP ... also named an all-conference selection after helping team win a conference title ... as a junior, hit .436 with five home runs and 11 doubles ... three-time all-conference performer in golf and a member of three-consecutive state championship teams ... also played basketball.
Personal: Born 6-29-88 in Bloomington, Ill. ... son of Michael and Gail McNeely ... his father played baseball at Illinois Wesleyan and played professionally in the minor leagues ...mother threw shot put and discus at Iowa ... major: business administration
Honors and Awards
2011 All-MVC First Team
2011 MVC Player of the Week (March 21)