|High School:||Mater Academy|
2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2015 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2014 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
Had another strong season for Hurricanes, finishing with second career All-ACC honors (third team)… Served as team co-captain…Started 66 of 67 possible games in right field, batting .288 with six home runs and 47 RBI…Six home runs were fourth-most, 96 total bases were fifth-most…Added 10 doubles and one triple…Went 2-for-4 in Opening Day win over Rutgers (Feb. 13)…Had first four-hit game of career in series finale vs. Wright State (March 1)…Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in series opener at Louisville (March 7)…Connected on first home run of season at FGCU (March 10), solo blast that landed in adjacent softball complex…Had career-best 13-game hitting streak from April 10-May 2…Totaled seven hits and four RBI in series at Virginia (April 17-19)…Had one hit in each of team’s three games at ACC Baseball Championship (May 20-23)…Had three-hit, five-RBI performance in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1), including home run…Went 2-for-3 with solo home run in NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional-clinching win over VCU (June 6)…Had ninth-inning leadoff double that led to game-winning, walk-off run vs. Arkansas (June 15) at College World Series.
Named third-team All-ACC outfielder after stellar first season…Hit .277 in 59 starts – most of any freshman…61 hits were tied for third-most, including eight doubles, one triple and one home run…Recorded 28 RBI and went 4-for-5 on steal attempts…16 multi-hit games were tied for third-most of any player…Registered career-first home run against Florida (Feb. 21)…Plated career-high three runs in back-to-back games against Florida State (March 2) and Villanova (March 4)…Also set career high with three hits against Florida State (March 2)…Went 1-for-4 with career-high three RBI against Virginia (March 24)…Recorded career-first walk-off hit – infield single - in 10th inning against Pitt (April 12)…Tied career high with three hits against Clemson (April 26)….Registered career-best 12-game hitting streak from April 21 to May 11.
Drafted in 14th round of 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Cincinnati Reds (No. 435 overall)...Ranked No. 66 high school senior nationwide by Perfect Game...Named Rawlings Preseason All-America prior to senior season at Mater Academy, where he led Lions in batting average (.513), runs (34), triples (four) and homeruns (six)...Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)...Earned Miami Herald First-Team All-Dade recognition senior year and named Third-Team All-Dade junior year...Selected to play in 2012 Under-Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field...Won gold with Team USA at IBF 16U World Championships...Ranked No. 175 Draft-eligible prospect by Perfect Game and No. 202 by Baseball America.
Full name is William Manuel Abreu...Son of Manny and Rosy Abreu...Has a sister Janelle (20)...Intends to major in sports administration.