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Mike Carter
Mike  Carter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomfield, N.J.

High School:
Bloomfield

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
OF/INF

B/T:
L/L

Major:
Communication


05/23/2017

Three Scarlet Knights Named All-Big Ten

Herrmann wins Sportsmanship Award

05/19/2017

Baseball Defeated at Northwestern

O’Reilly strikes out a career-high eight hitters

05/19/2017

Rally Falls Short in Season Finale

Bohnert deals a career-high 5.2 innings in final collegiate appearance

05/18/2017

Baseball Downed at Northwestern

Scarlet Knights eliminated from Big Ten playoff contention

05/17/2017

Baseball Closes Regular Season at Northwestern

Scarlet Knights still in contention for a spot in the Big Ten playoffs

2017 Third Team All-Big Ten
2017 Team Captain
2016 Spring Academic All-Big Ten
2016 Preseason Big Ten Players to Watch List
2016 Team Captain
2015 Spring Academic All-Big Ten
2015 Preseason Big Ten Players to Watch List
2014 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America
2014 Third Team All-American Athletic Conference
2014 NJCBA Rookie Player of the Year
2014 NJCBA All-State Rookie Team
2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team


Mike Carter

2017 (Senior): Named Third Team All-Big Ten (5/23) as a utility player ... singled in final collegiate plate appearance at Northwestern (5/19) ... ripped an RBI double at Minnesota (5/16) ... picked up two hits in final game at Bainton Field versus Illinois (5/14) ... blasted a home run in the first game against the Fighting Illini (5/12) ... walked and scored twice at Nebraska (5/5) ... collected 200th collegiate hit with a single versus No. 17 Michigan (4/28) ... registered a leadoff solo homer and a two-run single versus Columbia (4/26) ... singled and struck an RBI double in rubber game victory at Iowa (4/23) ... collected three hits with an RBI in series opener against the Hawkeyes (4/21) ... went 7-for-11 with a home run, four runs, three RBIs, a walk and a stolen base in two games against Seton Hall (4/18-19) ... walked and scored twice in win over Purdue (4/16) ... went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, three singles, a home run, a double and three runs at Lafayette (4/11) ... first five-hit game by a Scarlet Knight since 2010 ... singled twice, walked and stole a base at Villanova (4/5) ... doubled in the series opener against Maryland (4/1) ... collected five hits and three runs in doubleheader sweep at USC Upstate (3/25) ... blasted first career home run and knocked in four runs in opener against the Spartans (3/24) ... singled twice, walked and stole two bases against Rider (3/21) ... reached base safely in each of the first 18 games of the season ... went 2-for-4 at No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast (3/17) ... singled twice at Florida Atlantic (3/14) ... knocked in five runs on four hits with a steal in win over North Florida (3/12) ... walked two times and singled in first game against the Ospreys (3/10) ... drew two walks and was hit by a pitch in win at Iona (3/8) ... had a two-run triple at Old Dominion (3/5) ... went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in win over the Monarchs (3/3) ... had a double, single, run and RBI in home opener versus Wagner (2/28) ... drove in four runs on two doubles and a single in win over the Hurricanes (2/19) ... totaled three hits with an RBI double and a walk at No. 13 Virginia (2/24) ... started on Opening Day at first base and singled versus No. 17 Miami ... voted a team captain for the second time.

Essex News Daily (Feb. 12, 2017): Bloomfield’s Mike Carter looking forward to senior season for Rutgers University baseball

2016 (Junior):
 Played in and started 28 games (21 in left field, 20 in center field, six at designated hitter) ... named Academic All-Big Ten (6/1) ... second on the team with a .367 batting average and a .432 on-base percentage ... scored 24 runs and stole five bases ... recorded multiple hits in five of the first six games played ... hit .404 on balls put in play ... committed no errors defensively in 36 chances ... had two hits, and knocked in a run in win over Northwestern (5/21) ... scored with two hits and a steal in middle game versus the Wildcats (5/20) ... walked twice in victory at Maryland (5/13) ... went 5-for-11 with six runs scored and two walks in series against Penn State (4/22-24) ... had two hits, three RBIs and a run scored at Wagner (4/20) ... picked up two hits and two walks while scoring three runs against Delaware State (4/19) ... recorded a two-out, two-run single in game two of series at Ohio State (4/16) ... singled, walked and stole a base at Seton Hall (4/12) ... went 3-for-4 with one batted in versus Saint Joseph's (4/8) ... picked up a single, drew a walk and scored a run against Fordham (4/6) ... singled in game three of series versus Indiana (4/2) ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI at Monmouth (3/30) ... collected three hits, including a double, scored three times and walked in 20-4 win over Monmouth (3/29) ... went 6-for-13 with two RBIs, four runs scored and two stolen bases in series at Michigan State (3/26-27) ... picked up a single in season debut at No. 4 Miami (2/19) as the starting centerfielder ... named a Big Ten Player to Watch (2/10) ... selected a team captain.

2015 (Sophomore):
Played in 44 games with 43 starts in centerfield ... named Academic All-Big Ten (5/28) ... second on the team with 24 walks drawn ... completed 117-of-119 chances in the outfield ... batted leadoff 30 times ... knocked in a run against Seton Hall (4/26) ... produced a hit, RBI and walk against Wagner (4/21) ... hit a sacrifice fly against Columbia (4/15) ... produced a single and walk in series finale at Indiana (4/12) ... recorded an RBI single at Fordham (4/8) ... ripped a double, drove in a run, stole a base and scored on a wild pitch against Wagner (4/7) ... worked two walks, singled and scored in rubber game victory against Minnesota (4/5) ... batted 1-for-3 with two runs scored in series opener against the Gophers (4/4) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored against Monmouth (4/1) ... drove in a run against Ohio State (3/27) ... doubled down the left field line and collected an RBI against Rider (3/25) ... singled and stole two bases in win over NJIT (3/24) ... collected two hits and two RBIs in series against Purdue (3/20-22) ... connected for an RBI triple at Indiana State (3/15) ... drove in three runs and slapped a double in home opener against Iona (3/11) ... walked three times in win over Old Dominion (3/1) ... had a hit in each game of the four-game series at No. 9 Miami (2/13-15) ... collected a double, single, run and RBI in finale versus the Hurricanes (2/15) ... made opening night start in centerfield and went 2-for-4 with a run and hit by pitch (2/13) ... named to the Big Ten Players to Watch list (2/11).

2014 (Freshman): Played in 54 games with 52 starts in centerfield ... one of three freshman position players on the roster to start at least half of the games ... named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and earned NJCBA Division I Rookie Player of the Year ... also picked up a spot on the NJCBA All-State Rookie Team ... one of 16 on the baseball team to earn American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team status ... led all conference freshmen with a .318 batting average ... tied the team lead with 67 hits, the fourth-most hits by a Rutgers freshman since 2000 ... also led the team in at-bats (211) ... recorded a team-high .355 batting average in conference games (fourth-best among all in the league) ... reached base in 25 of the last 26 games of the season ... second on the offense with nine multiple-RBI games, recorded 34 overall from the leadoff spot ... had two different hitting streaks of at least 10 games ... started career on a six-game hitting streak ... recorded 19 games with at least two hits and three with three knocks or more ... made just one error in 152 chances in the outfield, including four assists ... notched two hits and two runs in the conference playoffs versus USF (5/21) ... had two hits with a run and RBI in regular season finale at Memphis (5/17) ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored in opener at Memphis (5/15) ... scored a season-high three times with a 2-for-3 showing in home finale versus USF (5/11), adding two RBIs ... drew two walks against USF (5/10) ... drove in three runs in 2-for-4 outing at the plate in series finale against Temple (5/4) ... went 2-for-4 with a double in middle game against the Owls (5/3) ... contributed two RBIs, one double, one run scored and one stolen base in series opener against Temple (5/2) ... went 3-for-4 with one RBI in series finale at UCF (4/27) ... picked up a single and three RBIs against Rider (4/22) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in series opener against Cincinnati (4/18) ... had a season-high four hits to go with two runs and two RBIs in win over Lafayette (4/16) ... slapped two hits with an RBI in middle game against Hartford (4/12) ... had two hits, including an RBI double in win against Hartford (4/11) ... went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs against Fordham (4/8) in Lakewood ... produced two hits against No. 10 Houston (4/6) ... drove in two runs in series opener against the Cougars (4/5) ... stole a season-high three bases and drove in a run at Iona (4/2) ... went 2-for-4 with one run scored at UConn (3/29) ... drove in three runs and picked up a game-opening triple in win at No. 7 Louisville (3/23) ... had a hit, a run, a walk and a steal in the home opener against Hofstra (3/11) ... went 2-for-4 in series finale at Oklahoma, scoring one run (3/8) ... went a combined 4-for-8 in doubleheader against Jacksonville (2/22), driving in one run in nightcap of the series (2/22) ... only player to collect at least one hit in each of the first four games against FIU (2/14-16), producing four hits in the series ... started first career game in centerfield and picked up a single against FIU (2/14).



Prior to Rutgers: A four-year varsity starter and two-year captain at Bloomfield ... left as the school record holder with 152 hits, 116 runs and a .411 batting average ... four-time all-league performer ... earned Essex County Player of the Year and First Team All-State and All-Group by the Star-Ledger as a senior ... named first team all-county as a junior and senior ... named All-Area outfielder by Worrall Community Newspapers and earned a spot on the Essex County Underclassmen All-Star team after junior year ... picked up second team all-county as a sophomore ... also played high school football as a quarterback and earned first team all county as a senior captain, in addition to Star-Ledger Third Team All-State ... made third team all-county as a junior ... played travel baseball with the Bloomfield Bombers for four years and one year with the NJ Nationals.

Personal: Son of Mike and Gerise Carter ... father played football at William Paterson (1979-1982) ... has four younger siblings: Kelly, Daniel, Brian and Megan ... Robert L. Carter (grandfather) ran track at Seton Hall (1948-1952) and John Gibson (great grandfather) ran track at Seton Hall and also ran on the 1928 Olympics team, holding 440-yard hurdles record for 15 years ... a communication major.


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