8 Greg Kumpel
252 Student-Athletes Garner Academic Honor
Hawks Finish at .500 for First Time in 20 Years
Hawks Close Out Regular Season on Saturday at Noon
Kancylarz Posts Four RBI; Hawks Pound Out 14 Hits
Baseball seniors Greg Kumpel and Kyle Mullen reprise their 2011 visit to Take Five as the Hawks prepare for their final series of the regular season against Rhode Island.
Saint Joseph's defeated Penn, 6-3, at Citizens Bank Park on April 17 to claim the program's first Liberty Bell Class championship. Anthony Cirillo, Greg Kumpel, and Fritz Hamburg spoke to SJUHawks.com after the game.
2012: Was limited to 47 games played due to injury and illness...Was hit by 10 pitches to lead the team...Ranked second on the squad in home runs...Tied for second in runs batted in and doubles...Third on the team in slugging percentage...Tied program record with four singles in a game as he went 4-for-6 with two RBI in an extra-inning loss to Villanova on March 13...Drove in three runs in a loss to Rhode Island on March 31...Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Massachusetts on April 14...Hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left, at Citizens Bank Park in the Liberty Bell Classic final on April 17...Hit safely in nine straight games from April 6 to April 21...Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one driven in as the Hawks topped George Washington on May 4...Hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat La Salle on May 11.
2011: Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Team...Enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign, leading the Hawks in batting average (.384), runs scored (31), hits (68), doubles (14), slugging percentage (.525) and on-base percentage (.463) on his way to being selected as the team's Most Improved Player, Hitter of the Year, and Most Outstanding Player...Tied for the team lead in runs batted in with 32...Added three home runs, good for second on the squad...Started all 48 games in which he played...His 68 hits tied him for sixth on the program's all-time single-season hit list... Drove in three runs four times, including April 1 at George Washington when he went 5-for-5 with a pair of runs scored...Hit safely in 16 of his first 19 games...Earned Big 5 Baseball Player of the Week Honors on March 1.
2010: Notched a pair of singles in 16 at bats as a reserve...Got the start at shortstop in SJU's 18-9 win over Richmond on May 2, going 1-for-2.
High School: Hit .440 in his final season at Cornwall with five home runs and 37 runs batted in, leading the team to fifth place in New York state...A year earlier, hit .410 with four longballs and 30 RBI as Cornwall finished eighth in the state...Also played three years of varsity basketball.
Personal: Majoring in public administration...Son of Nancy Kumpel