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Season: Started 34 of 35 games played in centerfield ... Missed a month due to injury ... Batted .308 to rank second on the team amongst players with 120 or more at-bats ... Led the team with 10 stolen bases ... Third on the team with 24 runs scored. †At No. 1 TCU (2/17-19): Made collegiate debut, drawing a pair of walks ... Started in centerfield in all three contests. Vs. Xavier (2/24-26): Went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored in series opener to record first collegiate hits and start a seven-game hitting streak ... Went 4-for-9 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk over rest of series. At Pacific (3/4-6): Went 6-for-12 in the series with five runs, an RBI, and a double ... Went a season-high 3-for-4 in the opener with a double, walk, two runs scored and first career stolen base ... Scored a season-high three runs in the second game, going 2-for-4 with a walk and stolen base. At Sacramento State (3/9-11): Had a hit in each game of the series, totaling four ... Stole a season-high two bases in the series finale. Northwestern (4/21-23): Went 4-for-11 with three walks and two runs scored in the series, starting for the first time in a month after suffering an injury ... Scored and went a season-high matching 3-for-5 in the series’ second game. Lafayette (4/26): Hit first career home run going 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk. At Iowa (4/28-29): Hit first career triple in the series opener ... Also scored a run and tallied an RBI in the series. Minnesota (5/5-7): Went 6-for-13 during the series, tallying two hits and a run scored in each of the three games ... Hit a solo home run and stole a base in the second game. At West Virginia (5/9): Stole a pair of bases, scored a run and drove in the game-winning run on a fielder’s choice in the ninth with one out and the bases loaded, beating out the double play attempt. Vs. West Virginia (5/10): Went 2-for-5 in game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Villanova (5/16): Scored two runs after singling and walking. No. 22 Nebraska (5/18): Went 2-for-5, with a double, RBI and run scored in the ninth as Penn State rallied from three-runs down to win.
Four-year letterwinner as on outfielder for North Penn High School under head coach Kevin Manero ... Named first-team Suburban One League as a junior and senior ... Helped team to AAAA State Championships in 2013 and 2015 ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Earned one varsity letter as a sprinter on the North Penn Track team ... Is the school record holder in the 55m (6.61) and 60m (7.05) dashes ... Played travel baseball for the New Jersey Marlins ... Named to 17U WWBA all-tournament team ... Rawlings Perfect Game All-American honorable mention Atlantic region (2016) ... Ranked as the fourth-best outfielder and No. 231 in the nation by Perfect Game ... Distinguished honor roll student ... Went on a mission trip to Haiti.
Full name is Mason Peter Nadeau ... Born June 4, 1998 in Ephrata, Pa. ... Parents are Erik and Deanna Nadeau ... Has two sisters, Morgan and Brittney ... Father, Eric, attended Penn State Harrisburg ... Intends to major in business.