General: A former infielder who made the switch to catcher as a junior ... has made great improvements behind the plate ... expected to be a big offensive contributor after a strong fall.
2007: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year ... started two games as a designated hitter while appearing in 12 total contests ... batted .286 with four hits and a run ... drew two walks to finish with a .375 on base percentage ... recorded five putouts behind the plate ... hit .500 (3-for-6) in games he started ... tied a career-high with a 3-for-4 outing in his first start of the season against Campbell (3/27) ... added a pinch-hit single against Davidson (4/3).
2006: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... started 16 of 24 games played as a sophomore ... made 12 starts at third base, three starts at second base and one start at first base ... batted .148 with nine hits, a pair of doubles, four RBI and four runs scored ... had a three-hit outing against Boston College (4/1), driving a pair of doubles and a single ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run against Virginia Tech (4/22).
2005: Started 16 of 25 games played as a freshman ... all 16 starts came at third base ... hit .233 with one home run, four doubles and 12 RBI ... recorded three multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games on the season ... had a career-high three hits against N.C. State (5/14), going 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored ... registered a pair of two-hit games against Georgia Tech (3/6) and Virginia Tech (5/1) ... hit his first collegiate home run and had a career-high four RBI against Virginia Tech (4/30) ... had hits in four straight outings (4/27 through 5/14), going 7-for-10 during the stretch with eight RBI and four runs scored.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Berkner High School ... three-time first team all-district selection ... hit .375 with six home runs as a senior ... batted .390 with five home runs during his junior campaign ... hit .410 with eight home runs as a sophomore ... his Dallas Tigers club team won two national titles and finished second at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Fla.
Personal: Born Kyle Joseph Kreick on October 27, 1985, in Richardson, Texas ... son of Philip and Sheryl Kreick ... has a sister, Lisa ... majoring in economics.