Chris Henderson enters his final season at Mason and is the incumbent at catcher... Is one of the toughest outs in Mason's lineup and has the ability to foul off balls until he gets the pitch he's looking for... Solid hitter to all fields with power to the gaps.
2009: Was a semifinalist for both the Howser Trophy, college's baseball's premier award given to the best player in the nation, and the Bench Award, given to college baseball's best catcher... Became the first player in school history named First-Team All-American (Louisville Slugger)... Named CAA Co-Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year... Set the school's single-season record for hits with 97... Tied the school record for career doubles with 58... Appeared in all 56 games hitting .413 with a .702 slugging percentage and a .487 on-base percentage... Had 22 doubles, 14 homers, 58 RBI, 70 runs and 165 total bases... Was second in the CAA in batting average, hits, runs, doubles and total bases... Was top five in school history in terms of single-season batting average, on-base percentage, runs, doubles and total bases... Is second all-time at Mason in batting average and fielding percentage... Is top 10 all-time at Mason in runs, hits, total bases and on-base percentage... Had a team-high 31 multi-hit games including five four-hit games... Also had 18 multi-RBI games, second on the team... Hit .400 or better the entire season, not even falling below the mark during any point in a game... Became just the second player in school history to hit for the cycle on March 21 at Old Dominion... Opened the season hitting .488 in the first nine games with three homers ... Had a multi-homer game on April 11 vs. Towson with four RBI... Had a season-high five RBI against James Madison on May 14... Two time CAA Player of the Week... First earned the honor on March 23 after hitting .440 (11 for 25) with a homer, five doubles, a triple, four RBI and six runs, including hitting for the cycle... Also earned the award on April 27 after hitting .640 (16 for 25) with a homer, five doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored... Reached base in 54 of 56 games.
2008: Started all 55 games on the season and finished third on the team in runs and hits, fourth in batting average and first in doubles... Hit .339 with 79 hits in 233 at-bats... Had 20 doubles, 10th-most in school single-season history... Had a .506 slugging percentage and a .403 on-base percentage... Was 4 for 5 in stolen bases... Committed just six errors on the season... Tied for the team lead with 27 multi-hit games... Had a season-high 14 game hitting streak... Had two hits and three RBI with a home run against Western Carolina on March 1... Had three hits against Richmond on March 5... Was 2 for 5 with three RBI and a home run on March 16 against Georgia State... Was 3 for 3 with three runs, three RBI and a homer against Northeastern on March 23... Was 4 for 5 with three RBI at Hofstra on April 13... Was 2 for 6 with a grand slam and a career-high five RBI in a win over nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington on May 2... Started 48 games at catcher, three in right field, two in left field and two at designated hitter... From March 23 through May 2, a 27-game stretch, batted .403 with a .622 slugging percentage and a .460 on-base percentage with 13 doubles, 37 RBI and 30 runs... Finished the season fifth in the CAA in doubles.
2007: Was one of four Mason players to hit better than .350 and finished the season fourth on the team in hits and on-base percentage... Third on the team in walks and doubles... Named second-team All-CAA at utility and was selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team... Finished the year batting .351 with one home runs, 27 RBI, 16 doubles, 68 hits, 38 runs, 21 walks and a .423 on-base percentage... Committed just one error and had a .994 fielding percentage... Had 17 multi-hit games and compiled a 12-game hitting streak... Opened the season strong with a .421 batting average in first 10 games and closed the season hitting .412 in final 10 games.
Prep: Earned seven varsity letters at Cherokee High School, four in baseball and three in football... As a senior, was first-team All-State, All-South Jersey, All-Conference and All-County... As a junior, was All-South Jersey, All-Conference and All-County... Also named third-team All-State in football as well as All-South Jersey, All-Conference and All-County... Was two-year captain in both baseball and football... As a junior, helped team to South Jersey title while batting .468 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI... As a senior, hit .490 with six home runs, 14 doubles and 44 RBI... Holds school record for most home runs in a season, most RBI in a season and most RBI in a career.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Ryan Henderson... Parents are Sue and Steve Henderson... Has two siblings, Pat and Katie... Born June 23, 1988... A 2006 graduate of Cherokee High School... Earned Super Chief Award for having a 3.5 grade-point average while playing varsity sports... Cousin Blaine Neal played professional baseball after being drafted by the Florida Marlins... Played summer baseball and participated in the Wood Bat World Series... Also recruited by William & Mary, Coastal Carolina, Cincinnati and Quinnipiac...Hobbies include skiing and football... Majoring in business and Spanish.
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