Highlights and reaction following the doubleheader between Army and Temple.
ABOUT NAVARRO: Mainstay in Army's lineup as the Black Knights' defensive specialist ... versatile performer who has shouldered duties at four different positions - second base, shortstop, third base and outfield - over the past three years ... recruited as a catcher ... quick reflexes ... gritty performer who loves to compete ... unselfish player who carries infectious enthusiasm to the field every day ... three-year letterwinner.
2011: Started season in outfield but quickly moved to third base drawing 32 of 33 starts appearing in 36 games ... played left field in first start of season, but switched to third base during spring trip to Florida ... posted on-base percentage of .500 down south and did not make an error in 26 chances ... returned from the trip batting .357 (fourth highest on the team) with five hits, three runs and two RBI in 14 plate appearances ... collected a pair of hits in 2-for-3 performance with a run and RBI in 7-4 come-from-behind win over Siena ... two-out RBI single snapped 1-1 tie in second inning ... one of five runs to score in a go-ahead seventh after drawing a walk as Army erased a two-run deficit ... drove in first run in Florida in 8-0 win over St. Peter's in 1-for-2 performance at the plate and scored a run ... two-out RBI single delivered a run in the third as Army pulled out to a 4-0 lead ... one of four runs to score in the fifth after drawing a walk ... scored twice in 12-0 shutout of Yale helping stake Army to a 9-0 lead after three innings in first home game of the season ... forced to the sideline following injury in Fairleigh Dickinson game ... returned for the Lafayette series ... competed in 11 conference games ... did not draw duty in the batting order, but played errorless ball in 30 chances ... closed out season committing just one fielding error in 86 chances .
2010: Appeared in 44 of 53 games drawing starts in 37... spent majority of those games at second base (26) ... played third base eight times and stepped in at shortstop on three occasions ... drew duties as starter in the lineup alternating between the No. 8 and 9 spots ... batted just under .200 with .301 on-base percentage ... stroked three multiple-hit games along with one multiple-RBI ... scored a pair of runs in a 2-for-2 performance in 9-1 romp over conference rival Colgate ... two games prior knocked in a pair of runs in a 9-8 edging of Temple to complete a non-league doubleheader sweep of the Owls ... two-out single knocked in a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning that proved the winning margin ... hit safely in six of nine games late in the season, including three straight games with two multiple-hit showings, posting a .348 batting average ... had eight hits during that span, along with four runs batted in and four runs scored ... batted safely 14 times ... posted eight putouts in home win over Fairleigh Dickinson and had eight assists against league rival Bucknell ... posted a .194 average in 15 conference appearances, to include 12 starts ... committed just three errors in 60 chances.
2009: Emerged as Army's starting second baseman early during rookie season ... drew starting nod in 48 of 49 appearances ... led team in runs scored (27) while 37 hits ranked third ... posted .285 batting average, fourth on the team, with five doubles and six runs batted in ... authored .365 on-base percentage ... team-high 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts ... drew 14 bases on balls and hit by pitch three times ... recorded team-high 12 sacrifice hits ... hit .327 in league games starting all 20 contests ... led team in runs (14), while second in hits (18) collecting 20 total bases ... ranked among leaders in conference games in runs scored and stolen bases (five) ... recorded eight multiple-hit games and led the team with the longest hitting streak in fashioning career-long 12 late in the season that began in league play with the Holy Cross series through the Colgate series and into the first two game of the Bucknell series ... ended season hitting safely in 13 of 14 games with three multiple-hit showings ... batted .400 with three doubles, nine runs scored along with three runs batted in authoring .475 slugging percentage and .467 on base percentage ... recorded five stolen bases and registered .969 fielding percentage during that stretch ... batted .500 in the Colgate series with season-high three hits along with .583 slugging percentage ... provided insurance run in 5-3 series opening win over Holy Cross en route to going 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI in the first day twinbill sweep ... hit safely in 28 of 49 outings ... batted .348 at the Rebel Spring Games.
High School: Two-time first team Texas all-state catcher who starred on the diamond at LaJoya H.S. ... three-time first team all-district pick ... selected twice for all-valley honors along with newcomer of the year accolades ... Monitor All-Valley MVP senior year ... led LaJoya all four years to district, bi-district and area titles along with advancing to the semifinals of the regional tournament twice ... played shortstop when not behind the dish ... three-sport standout who also lettered in volleyball and basketball ... played summer ball for RGV Stars and helped team to ASA state title for the 18-U in 2004 ... went on to place third at the ASA nationals and second at the Pony nationals ... graduated in top five percent of class.
Personal: Given name is Clara Rae Navarro ... parents' names are Reynaldo and Hilda Navarro ... two younger sisters - Clarisa (19) and Alisa (18) ... majoring in Environmental Geography ... will branch Chemical Corps.