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    Abel Montanez
    Abel Montanez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Montebello

    High School:
    Bishop Amat

    Last College:
    Columbia

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195

    Position:
    Outfielder

    Birthdate:
    10/20/1978

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2001: Montanez will most likely be the starting left fielder this year after earning a spot in the lineup late last year...his game makes him a catalyst for the Trojans.

    MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: ?Abel is one of the great stories of last year?s success. After patiently waiting his turn, he was a spark for us in our run. He will be in the mix to be our starting left fielder this year. He is very bright and instinctive player who has a complete game. He has a chance to be a really good player.?

    2000: After coming off the bench most of the season, Montanez became the Trojans' starting left fielder in late April (team went 16-1 after his first start on April 25 at UC Santa Barbara)...named to the NCAA First-Round Regional All-Tournament team after going 7-for-10 (.700) with his first career home run and two RBI...went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI on May 20 at Washington.

    1999: Played in six games as a 1999 sophomore while going hitless in five at-bats.

    1998: Utilized his redshirt season in 1998 while working on the baseball team?s support staff.

    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: He spent the 1996-97 school year at Columbia University in New York where he played safety on the football team and was named the team?s Freshman of the Week three times...also made the Ivy League?s Dean?s List both semesters.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Montanez played both baseball and football at Bishop Amat High in La Puente, Calif., and was named the CIF Southern Section Male Student-Athlete of the Year as a 1996 senior...had a three-year batting average of .370...in his senior year of baseball, he made the All-San Gabriel Valley and All-Del Rey League first teams...won CIF Southern Section Division I titles in both baseball and football his senior year.

    PERSONAL: He played for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the Northwoods League in summer 1999...majoring in business administration...birthdate is Oct. 20, 1978.

    YEAR		G-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO	HBP	S-SF	SLG	OBP	AVG
    1999 (So.)	6-0	5	0	0	0	0	0	0	0-0	0	3	0	0-0	.000	.000	.000
    2000 (Jr.)	39-15	52	11	17	3	0	1	10	1-4	7	13	1	4-0	.442	.417	.327
    TOTALS		45-15	57	11	17	3	0	1	10	1-4	7	16	1	4-0	.404	.385	.298

    CAREER VS. PAC-10 G AB R H HR RBI AVG Arizona 2 0 1 0 0 0 .000 Arizona State 1 3 0 1 0 1 .333 California 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Oregon State 3 7 0 2 0 1 .286 Stanford 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 UCLA 4 0 1 0 0 0 .000 Washington 3 10 1 3 0 3 .300 Washington State 2 1 0 0 0 0 .200