23 Wes Van Boom
23 Wes Van Boom
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA
High School: Santa Margerita Catholic
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R

2013: Appeared in all 40 games as a junior, including 39 starts as the catcher … ranked second on the team with 19 RBIs and eight doubles … finished with 34 hits, 18 runs, 51 total bases and a .372 slugging percentage … batted .266 in conference play … Named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week on April 23, 2013 … batted .625 (5-of-8) with five runs, two home runs and five RBI in the four-game set against Harvard.

2012: Played in all 44 games of the season during his sophomore year…Provided power in the batter’s box, as he hit .275 overall with a .456 slugging percentage, tallying 47 hits, 19 runs and 31 RBIs…Also led the team with 14 doubles and five home runs…Played a key role on the field as well, serving as Brown’s starting catcher, making 225 putouts and 40 assists in total.

Appeared in 21 games, starting 17 and missing several due to a wrist injury…Posted a .275 batting average, the highest among non-starters, and .333 batting average in conference games…Tallied five runs, 14 hits, one homerun and nine RBIs, while slugging .412 with a .351 on-base percentage…Made 35 putouts and two assists for a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Before Brown: A two-sport athlete and two-time letter winner as a catcher and first baseman for Santa Margarita Catholic High School…Was the JV Team MVP and Freshman MVP during his first two seasons…Named as team captain during his senior season.

Wesley B. Van Boom is the son of Joel and Kyle Teresa Van Boom of Trabuco Canyon, California…He has a sister, Perry, who attends Purdue University and a brother, Jack…A four-year Academic Scholar Award winner at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and a Lifetime California Scholarship Federation Member…Also enjoys fly-fishing, working out and painting…Concentrating in Economics.