AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Redshirted the season as one of four catchers on the roster ... Traveled as the third, emergency catcher.
Played for the Santa Maria Valley Packers during the 2016 summer ... Played for the SoCal Halos (2014-15) and the SoCal Chicago Cubs Scout Team (2013-14).
A 2015 graduate of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School ... Played in 83 games on varsity from 2013-15 ... Posted a .402 batting average, 90 hits, 69 RBI and eight home runs ... All-CIF Second Team and first-team all-league (2014) ... Guided team to CIF Division 5 title as a junior ... Lee Central Coast All-Area Second Team (2014) ... League MVP (2015) ... Lee Central Coast All-Area MVP (2015) ... Max Preps California Medium School All-State First Team (2015) ... Team MVP and captain (2015).
Born June 24 in Santa Barbara ... Parents are Gary and Ruthie Kitzmann ... Older sister, Jennifer, ran track and field at UC Santa Barbara ... Structural engineering major at Sixth College ... Would like to pursue a career in structural engineering after graduating from UCSD ... Most memorable moment of baseball career was winning a CIF championship as a high school junior ... Hobbies include dirt bike riding, hunting and fishing ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets and Miami Dolphins ... Favorite athlete is Mike Napoli ... Listens to Rich Homie Quan and Toby Keith ... Favorite food is broccoli chicken casserole.