23 - Wes Van Boom
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.

2011: 
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.

Personal: 
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.