As a Freshman (2013)
Made 22 appearances, including two starts ... went 1-3 with one save and a 5.33 ERA ... totaled 21 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched ... worked 1.0 scoreless frame at Miami (May 5) ... allowed one unearned run in 3.0 innings against Boston College (April 24) ... earned first-career save with 0.2 scoreless innings against then-No. 8 Louisville (April 21) ... had four strikeouts in 3.1 innings of one-run relief against Princeton (April 17) to earn first-career win ... totaled two strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings against NYIT (April 1) ... worked 2.2 scoreless frames against Stony Brook (March 26) ... made first-career start and surrendered four runs in 1.1 innings at then-No. 1 North Carolina (Feb. 27) ... allowed one unearned run in 2.0 innings of work against FGCU (Feb. 17) in collegiate-debut.
A two-year letterwinner playing baseball for the Highlanders ... a second team All-Long Island selection and an all-county honoree as a senior ... named MVP of the Nassau County Exceptional Senior Game ... earned 2012 honorable mention Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-America and first team All-Northeast Region accolades ... an all-league selection as a junior.
Alexander Benjamin Katz ... born in Manhasset, N.Y. ... son of Gary and Adrienne Katz ... has two older sisters, Anna and Natalie ... chose St. John's for its baseball program and coaching staff ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... lists Johan Santana as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management ... aspires to win the College World Series before playing professionally.