Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
FAX (760) 761-3588
Athletic Director:
John Woods


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6-1, 175, Age 19, Freshman

Grossmont High School, La Mesa, Calif.

Hometown: El Cajon, Calif.

2003: The Comets' starting shortstop since Day One and finished the regular season with a .343 overall batting average (.385 in Pacific Coast Conference play) while playing steady and often-spectacular defense. ... An All-Pacific Coast Conference first-team selection. ... A big reason Palomar won its fourth conference title in six years. ... Including the postseason, batted .335 with 19 doubles to lead the team and conference. ... Was third in the State in doubles. ... Slugged a two-run home run as part of a 7-run sixth inning that lifted the Comets to a 16-14 victory over Cochise Community College of Douglas, Ariz., on Feb. 1. ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Long Beach City College on Feb. 8. ... Was 2-for-5 vs. Golden West on Feb. 20, singling and doubling in the Comets' 11-run eighth inning. ... Gave the Comets 4-1 lead over Southwestern in the teams' Pacific Coast Conference opener Feb. 22 with a two-run single in a game the Jaguars eventually won, 5-4. ... Helped spark the Comets to their first conference win, 15-5 over Imperial Valley on Feb. 27 with a sacrifice fly, a sacrifice bunt, 2 RBIs and by turning a pair of double plays. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double in a 6-3, 10-inning victory vs. Southwestern on March 6. ... Made a pair of spectacular defensive plays to help the Comets beat defending conference champion Grossmont on the road on March 11, including one in the bottom of the ninth inning when he dove to his left to make a horizontal diving catch to rob the Griffins' Frank Lopez of a hit, then jumped to his feet to gun the ball across the field to first baseman Brian Robinson to double the runner off first. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double in the Comets' 11-10, 10-inning victory over Grossmont on March 13. ... Doubled in all 4 of Palomar's games for the week ending March 22, helping the Comets go 4-0 for the week to stretch their lead over second-place San Diego Mesa to 3 1/2 games. ... Went 3-for-5 with a double in a 7-3 win on the road against Mesa on March 26. ... Was 4-for-5 vs. San Diego City College on March 29. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double on April 3 as the Comets beat Southwestern 12-9 to open up a 4-game lead in the conference race. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in an 8-3 win over Glendale on April 16. ... Made two spectacular defensive plays as the Comets won two of three games against the Vaqueros, the team that eliminated them from the 2002 State Community College Tournament's Southern California Regionals. ... Went 6-for-10 during the next-to-last week of the regular season. Was 3-for-6 as the Comets clinched the conference championship with an 18-5 road victory over San Diego Mesa on April 24. Came back April 26 to go 3-for-4 with his 17th double in a 12-4 win over the Olympians — and was selected Pacific Coast Conference Athlete of the Week for all sports for the week. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in the Comets' regular-season finale, a 12-0 victory over San Diego City College on May 1. Postseason — Played outstanding defense for four straight games in the Southern California Regionals. ... Went 3-for-4, doubled, scored 3 runs and stole a base as the Comets opened Regional lay with an 13-8 victory over East Los Angeles on May 9.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Rob Phillips at Grossmont High School. ... A Grossmont League Northern Division first-team selection as a sophomore, junior and senior, helping lead the Foothillers to the CIF-San Diego Section Division II championship as a junior and to the Grossmont League South title as a senior. ... Two-time All-CIF selection, Grossmont team captain as a senior, Coaches Award winner as a junior and Golden Glove award winner his senior year. ... Member of East County All-Star team as a senior. ... Batted .385 as a senior with four home runs, 35 RBIs, 40 runs scored and 24 stolen bases. . Batted .364 with 2 homers, 19 runs scored, 22 RBIs and 10 steals as a junior. ... Was Grossmont North Rookie of the Year as a sophomore, when he batted .376 with two homers, 29 runs scored and 20 RBIs. ... Also played varsity soccer for Grossmont as a freshman, sophomore and junior. ... Was first-team all-league in soccer as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 13, 1984 in San Diego. ... Son of Linda and Rick Garcia. ... Has two sisters, Kimberly (20) and Ashleigh (15). ... His father played for Grossmont College and on the pro level in Mexico and is Grossmont High School varsity softball coach.

(Note: Updated after Southern California Regionals. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)



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