George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2019-20 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Baseball Recruits

Alex Abbott

Name: Alex Abbott

High School: Damien High School (Chino Hills, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Middle infielder and right-handed pitcher

Height / Weight: 5' 9"/160 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Helped lead team to 2019 Baseline League championship while batting .338 with a .446 slugging percentage; selected as a 2019 San Gabriel Valley All-Star and received first-team all-league honors in the Baseline League

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the solid academic reputation.

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Jared Gee

Name: Jared Gee

High School: Woodinville High School (Woodinville, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfielder

Height / Weight: 5' 7"/145 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None reported

Why I chose George Fox:
They provided a competitive atmosphere on the field, while having the studies I was looking for.

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Austin Hallman

Name: Austin Hallman

High School: Marina High School (Huntington Beach, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfielder and right-handed pitcher

Height / Weight: 6' 2"/200 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Helped team win a 2019 Sunset League championship; went 8 for 12 with a home run and four doubles in recent Loara Tournament

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the great atmosphere on the team and on campus. Also, it is a place where I can grow in my faith and on the field and get a great education.

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Andrew Hunter

Name: Andrew Hunter

High School: Arbor View High School (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher and infielder

Height / Weight: 6' 3"/200 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None reported

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose Fox because it best fit my needs as both a student and as an athlete. The family environment created by the baseball team really interested me, and I feel as if I am going to be held to a high standard both on the field and in the classroom.

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Payton Jeffries

Name: Payton Jeffries

High School: Union High School (Vancouver, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Middle infielder and pitcher

Height / Weight: 5' 10"/170 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year

Why I chose George Fox:
What’s not to love about George Fox?

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Leon Johnson III

Name: Leon Johnson III

High School: Bothell High School (Bothell, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball and football

Position(s): Outfielder and right-handed pitcher (baseball); wide receiver (football)

Height / Weight: 6' 5"/205 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Was Scout Team Player of the Year as a junior football player; named honorable mention all-Kingco as a senior in football; helped team reach state quarterfinals; as a senior he recorded five blocked PATs, 24 receptions for 334 yards and three touchdowns, and 17 special teams tackles

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the campus environment, the coaches, and the faculty I have met. I feel like I will be able to make a new home and family for myself with the teams I will be playing with. The academic reputation also stands out for me as a primary reason I selected George Fox.

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Brandon King

Name: Brandon King

High School: Archbishop Murphy High School (Arlington, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop and third baseman

Height / Weight: 6' 2"/175 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-conference (Class 2A Wesco League) as a junior and second-team all-conference as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it had everything that I could want in a college. I will be able to pursue my dream of playing college baseball and further my education. With the opportunities provided to me by the academic staff, professors and coaches at George Fox, I will be given the chance for success.

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Travis Miller

Name: Travis Miller

High School: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Burien, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6' 0"/200 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Was a second-team all-league utility player; hit .529 with two homers through first six games of this season; injured during junior season after hitting .338 with .478 slugging percentage as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
I felt at home when I walked onto campus and the coaches treated me like family when I first met them.

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Riley O'Connell

Name: Riley O'Connell

High School: Southridge High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6' 1"/185 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Recorded most single-season wins on the mound for his 2018 summer team

Why I chose George Fox:
I loved the baseball program and the energy that people brought to campus.

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Kellen O'Connor

Name: Kellen O'Connor

High School: Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Left-handed pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 5' 10"/165 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Was a varsity starter for three years; as of mid-April had a 3-0 record with a 0.58 ERA, 35 strikeouts, nine walks and a complete-game no-hitter

Why I chose George Fox:
Great school with great engineering and baseball programs.

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Makana Ontai

Name: Makana Ontai

High School: Saint Louis High School (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfielder

Height / Weight: 5' 10"/190 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Hit .358 with 19 hits, 14 RBIs, 17 runs scored, five doubles and three triples his senior season; was an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I honorable mention selection as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
I really like the atmosphere on campus, in the classroom, and on the field. George Fox seemed like the right fit both academically and athletically, and it truly does feel like one big family.

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Brendon Roberts

Name: Brendon Roberts

High School: North Bend High School (North Bend, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfielder

Height / Weight: 5' 9"/175 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Hitting .350 with a .638 on-base percentage through games in early April this season; batted .250 with a .520 on-base percentage as a junior, when his team went 15-0 in league for second time in school history; had two hits in each of the two playoff games he was in that season; won state single-A American Legion title and batted .487 in American Legion summer ball with a .650 on-base percentage; was top-five in every batting category in the American Legion regionals tournament; named second-team all-league (Class 5A Midwestern League) in 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it has a great baseball program, great staff, and a really good environment. I also chose it because my mom, grandma and great-grandma went to this school. And most importantly, I chose Fox because it is a Christian school, which is very important to me and my faith! Go Bruins!

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Spencer Roos

Name: Spencer Roos

High School: Scripps Ranch High School (San Diego, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 5' 11"/165 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None reported

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to go to a Christian school where I could continue my baseball and athletic career.

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Matthew Sebolsky

Name: Matthew Sebolsky

High School: Lake Oswego High School (Lake Oswego, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfielder

Height / Weight: 5' 10"/165 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Was a second-team all-league outfielder (Class 6A Three Rivers League) in both 2017 and 2018

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox has an amazing family team atmosphere.

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Jonathan Stone

Name: Jonathan Stone

High School: Roseburg High School (Roseburg, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): First baseman and pitcher

Height / Weight: 6' 7"/210 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors (Class 6A Southwest Conference) his junior year, when he batted .418

Why I chose George Fox:
I choose George Fox because it already feels like family. I’m excited to be learning and playing alongside my older brother. The fact that George Fox has a top-notch engineering program is also a major draw. Go Bruins!

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Ryan Watilo

Name: Ryan Watilo

High School: Walla Walla High School (Walla Walla, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6' 3"/190 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None reported

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox provides me with exactly what I'm looking for in a school. The faith-based atmosphere and community will support and encourage my spiritual walk, as well as assist my overall growth as an individual. Plus, attending Fox gives me the opportunity to study at a challenging level, and also provides the opportunity to continue my athletic career at the collegiate level for a great program.

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Shane White

Name: Shane White

High School: Vanden High School (Vacaville, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Middle infielder

Height / Weight: 5' 7"/165 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Earned his team's Golden Glove Award both his sophomore and junior seasons; batted .293 with 22 hits and 16 RBIs his junior year; as a sophomore, hit .289 with 22 hits and 15 RBIs; helped Vanden finish as Section Championship runner-up as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
The small-school atmosphere fit what I was looking for in a college. Also, George Fox is great because I have the ability to continue playing baseball.

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Sean Wiese

Name: Sean Wiese

High School: Canby High School (Canby, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Left-handed pitcher

Height / Weight: 5' 9"/175 lbs.

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honors (Class 6A Three Rivers League) as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the academics and the competitive baseball program, as well as the ability to make an impact right away.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.