• San Diego Union-Tribune Feature (4/1/16)
Enters fourth and final year in program in 2017 having started 109 consecutive games, all at shortstop, a stretch beginning with the 2015 opener.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016
All-CCAA honorable mention ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/21) ... One of just two Tritons to start or even appear in all 52 games, all at shortstop ... Started 100th consecutive game dating back to 2015 opener, in game one of home doubleheader vs. Cal State East Bay (4/30) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4, matching his career best in hits, with a career-high four RBI, in first game of doubleheader at Cal State Dominguez Hills (3/13) ... Tied for third on team with career-best 13 multiple-hit games, adding three multiple-RBI showings ... Longest hit streak of five games.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015
All-CCAA honorable mention ... One of just three Tritons to start every game, with all 57 at shortstop ... Produced career highs all across the board offensively while boasting one of the steadiest gloves for a CCAA shortstop ... Led team and was tied for second in the league with 10 sacrifice hits ... Went 4-for-5 with a run, stolen base and three RBI vs. Azusa Pacific (5/14) in UCSD's opener at the NCAA West Regional ... Also knocked in three runs in first game of doubleheader at Cal State Stanislaus (4/18), finishing 2-for-5 with a double and run scored ... Was 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI vs. Point Loma (5/15) ... Drove in six runs in all during regional ... Seven multiple-hit and three multiple-RBI games ... Longest hit streak was four games (twice) ... Longest reached-base streak was 11.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Appeared in 45 games with 27 starts, all at shortstop ... Split shortstop starts right down the middle with fourth-year standout Garrett Tuck ... Made collegiate debut in season opener vs. Holy Names (2/2), entering as a defensive replacement at shortstop to begin the eighth inning before drawing a walk in first career at-bat ... Three two-hit games and one two-RBI effort ... Longest hit streak of five games.
Teammates with Jack Larsen for the Wilson (N.C.) Tobs in the club's 20th anniversary season as an original member of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) during the 2016 summer ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk, steal, two runs and a two-out, three-run eighth-inning home run to left among four RBI in 15-3 win vs. Lexington (S.C.) County Blowfish (7/13) ... Aided Tobs to 31-25 record and spot in CPL East Division final ... Played for the Southampton (N.Y.) Breakers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League during the 2015 summer ... Previously played for Trombly Baseball at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic, also with Larsen.
A 2013 graduate of Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo ... Was selected as freshman pitcher of the year and earned second-team all-league honors in 2013 ... Won the state championship in 2012 ... Teammate of fellow Tritons Jack Larsen and Gradeigh Sanchez.
Born May 30 in Mission Viejo ... Parents are Mike and Patti Howsley ... Has a younger brother named Cody ... Management science major with a business minor at Muir College ... Goals after graduating from UC San Diego include traveling and coaching high school baseball ... Winning the 2014 CCAA tournament is his favorite UCSD moment ... Golf and swimming are among hobbies ... Roots for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees ... Favorite athlete is Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant ... Listens to country music.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2016 season)
At Bats: 6, 3/25/14 at Azusa Pacific
Runs: 2, 12 times (last 4/16/16 vs. SF State-1)
Hits: 4, 2 times (last 3/13/16 at Cal State Dominguez Hills-1)
Doubles: 1, 7 times (last 5/6/16 at Cal State San Marcos)
Triples: 1, 4/21/15 vs. Cal State San Bernardino
Home Runs: 0
RBI: 4, 3/13/16 at Cal State Dominguez Hills-1
Walks: 2, 4 times (last 3/11/16 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Stolen Bases: 1, 3 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)