AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2018
NCBWA West Region Player of the Week (2/27) ... CCAA Player of the Week (2/27) ... One of 12 (from all levels of college baseball) Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Players of the Week (2/26), with the other 11 from Division I ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for February (3/7) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/26) ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region Second Team at designated hitter ... Back-to-back two-home-run games vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (2/23) and in game one of doubleheader with the Toros in Carson the next day, as he hit .600 (9-15) for series and slugged 1.467 with the four home runs and eight RBI ... Perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, three runs and four RBI 14-3 rout vs. CSUDH (2/23), exiting the game after just five innings.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2017
All-CCAA honorable mention ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Appeared in 56 games with 51 starts, 29 as designated hitter and 22 at third base ... 22 multiple-hit and eight multiple-RBI games ... Top hit streak was eight games (5/4-13) ... Charged with a single error in 54 defensive chances.
Spent the 2015-16 school year at San Diego Mesa College ... Earned All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) honorable mention, leading team with .344 (45-for-131) average, 14 doubles, two home runs and 35 RBI ... Added 18 runs, 12 walks and a stolen base with a .412 on-base percentage over 35 games ... RBI total ranked second in PCAC.
Spent the 2014-15 academic year at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho ... Redshirted for powerhouse National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) baseball program that won 2015 national title.
Played for the Dove Tail Bats of the San Diego Coastal Collegiate League (SDCCL) during the 2017 summer ... Previously played for SoCal Dirtbags (2011-12), San Diego Game Face (2013) and Solana Beach Cardinals (2014).
A 2014 graduate of San Diego's La Jolla High School ... All-Western League Second Team as a senior, when he guided Vikings to 21-10 overall record and league title with 10-2 mark ... Three-year varsity player, batting .333 with 32 hits, 21 runs and 20 RBI in 31 games as a senior.
Born May 24 in San Diego ... Father, Martin Eliopulos, played football as a quarterback and linebacker at Wyoming (lettered 1984-85-86), earning Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Academic distinction in 1985 and 1986 and a National Football Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship in 1986 ... Has a younger sister named Sophia who attends UCLA ... Uncle, Jim Eliopulos, was an All-WAC (1981) linebacker at Wyoming (1980-81) and later professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals (1983) and New York Jets (1983-85) after being third-round selection of the Dallas Cowboys in 1982 National Football League (NFL) Draft ... Sociology-law and society major at Muir College ... Plans after graduating from UC San Diego include pursuing an MBA and eventually working in a business setting enabling him to utilize both sociology and MBA degrees ... Most memorable baseball moment was winning league title as a high school senior, LJHS' first since 2007 ... Loves spending time at the beach and participating in water activities ... Roots for the San Diego Padres ... Favorite athlete is All-Star Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado ... Top movie is Land of the Lost ... Listens to Dom Kennedy and Iration ... Loves Mexican food and California burritos ... Spent one summer working for a whale watching company in San Diego.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2017 season)
At Bats: 6, 3 times (last 5/28/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas)
Runs: 3, 5/4/17 at Cal State San Bernardino
Hits: 3, 4 times (last 6/1/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas)
Doubles: 3, 5/4/17 at Cal State San Bernardino
Home Runs: 1, 5 times (last 5/12/17 vs. Cal Poly Pomona)
RBI: 4, 5/6/17 vs. Cal State San Bernardino-1
Walks: 3, 5/20/17 at Azusa Pacific
Stolen Bases: 1, 6/1/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2017 season)