Niko Pacheco
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Niko  Pacheco

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Bullard HS

Last College:
Cal State Fullerton

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
C


CAL STATE FULLERTON
2017... made 16 starts at catcher or serving as the designated hitter for 2017 College World Series qualifer... hit .181 with a home run, five doubles, a triple and 12 RBI... hit his only home run this year on Apr. 23 at Cal Poly... drove in three runs on Apr. 14 against USC with a double in two at bats...

2016... appeared in 25 games, making four starts at catcher... tallied seven hits including one double and one home run... hit his first career home run against CSUN (04/01)...

2015... appeared in one game vs. CSU Bakersfield (03/18) but missed the remainder of the season due to injury... utilized a redshirt season... team went to 2015 College World Series...

2014... made 11 appearances including two starts... made collegiate debut as a pinch hitter against Washington State on Feb. 16... made his first career start and had his first career hit on Apr. 23 at Fresno State... recorded his first career RBI on Apr. 26 vs. Hawaii...

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2013 graduate of Bullard High School in Fresno, Calif... played four years of varsity baseball for head coach Chad Thornhill... following his senior season was named Fresno Bee honorable mention and first team County Metro Athletic Conference after batting .345 with 13 RBIs... a two-sport star for the Knights, was the a three-year starting quarterback on the football field and a two-year starting catcher on the diamond... in his first year behind the plate during his junior season in 2012, was named the Fresno Bee Player of the Year after helping Bullard to a Valley League Championship and its first Central Section title in 13 years... a four-year starter (two at catcher), in 2012 earned first-team all-league, first-team all-valley and Max Preps all-state accolades... on the football field, in 2011 quarterbacked Bullard to the Central Section Division I Championship Game, and received all-league honors in 2011 and 2012... a six-time scholar-athlete.

PERSONAL
Niko Pacheco was born in Fresno, Calif... son of Stacy and Chris Pacheco... has one older sister, Jocilyn, and one younger sister, Mindy... chose LMU because of the beautiful campus and the coaching staff... graduated in 2017 from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in business marketing, and is now enrolled in the educational studies master's program.

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