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#19 Zach Coppola
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Year: Junior
Hometown: Windsor Heights, Iowa
High School: Dowling Catholic H.S.
Major: Consumer Affairs
Experience: 2 Letters
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Zach is expected to again hit near the top of the Jackrabbit batting order and patrol center field this season

Led team with 14 stolen bases … named squad’s Gold Glove Award recipient after committing only one error in 145 total defensive chances … recorded five outfield assists ... registered 14 multi-hit games … went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and run scored in series-opening win at Alabama A&M (2/21) … capped series at Alabama A&M with first of four three-hit games on the season … went 3-for-5 with double and pair of runs batted in as Jackrabbits defeated Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) (3/12) … drove in game-winning run with 10th-inning single to defeat Air Force in first game of doubleheader (4/12) … was 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in home win over Dakota State (4/23) … put together season-best six-game hitting streak from May 3-11, going 11-for-21 with four multi-hit games during that span stole career-best three bases in Summit League tournament game against Western Illinois

Played in 50 games with 35 starts ... ranked second on team with nine stolen bases ... was 9-for-10 on stolen base attempts ... recorded seven multi-hit games, including three three-hit games ... put together impressive collegiate debut by going 4-for-6 at the plate with three RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases in sweeping doubleheader from Waldorf (Iowa) (2/18) ... also scored three times in wins over St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) (2/24) and Alcorn State (Miss.) (3/5) ... recorded first three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with two RBI in series opener at Northern Colorado (3/29) ... was 3-for-3 with double and two runs score in win over Winnipeg (5/1) ... went 2-for-3 with a double in regular season finale at Omaha (5/18) ... started NCAA Tournament game against San Francisco (6/1)

Named captain of the Iowa Newspaper Association Class 4A All-State Team during his senior season in helping lead Dowling Catholic High School back to the state tournament ... batted .421 with 53 hits and 35 runs scored during the regular season in 2012 ... earned second-team all-conference and was an all-district pick as a junior, when Dowling Catholic won the Class 4A state title ... hit .396 with a .480 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases in 2011 ... also played on a state championship football team in 2010 ... earned all-academic recognition in both baseball and football