2008: Started 51 games in the centerfield ... Ranks eighth all-time at NIU in hits with 168 ... Set a career-high with 10 steals ... Hit .321 with two home runs when leading off an inning ... Ranked second on the team in runs scored with 38Hit .251 with four homers, nine doubles, and two triples ... Was second on the team with 38 runs scored ... Stole 10 bases on 12 attempts ... Recorded 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-run games ... Went 15-for-27 with two doubles, an RBI and nine runs scored during an eight game hitting streak from Mar. 22 to Mar. 29 ... Recorded a .981 fielding percentage with only two errors in 103 attempts ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored against Oklahoma (3/12) ... Tied his career-high with three runs scored and two doubles at Buffalo (3/22) ... Drove in two runs on a triple against Valparaiso (4/9) ... Scored four runs during a doubleheader against Akron (4/13) ... Scored three runs against Illinois State (4/23) ... Went 3-4 with a homer and two runs scored against CMU (5/4).
2007: Started 54 games in center field and ranked second on the team with seven sacrifice hits ... Had a career-high 31 RBI and 22 walks on the year ... Led NIU with 12 walks and tied for second on the team with 14 RBI in MAC games ... Had four hits, including three doubles, in four games at the MAC Tournament ... Hit .370 against lefthanded pitching ... Batted .400 (4-for-10) with nine RBI in bases-loaded situations ... Posted a .387 average with runners in scoring position during MAC games, best among NIU regulars ... Collected a team-high 12 RBI and hit .319 during the month of April ... Drove in three runs and had a double vs. Long Island (3/11) ... Doubled, walked twice, stole two bases and scored two runs vs. New Jersey Tech (3/15) ... Went 4-for-5 with a RBI, stolen base and run scored vs. Fordham (3/15) ... Belted a solo home run and scored two runs vs. Fordham (3/16) ... Singled twice, walked twice and drove in two vs. Manhattan (3/17) ... Had two singles and one run scored vs. Ohio (3/25) ... Drove in two runs, singled and scored at Akron (3/30) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored at Akron (4/1) ... Homered and doubled vs. Illinois State (4/3) ... Scored two runs and had a RBI single at Kent State (4/7) ... Had two hits, including a RBI single, vs. Miami (4/13) ... Delivered two hits, one RBI and a run scored vs. Miami (4/15) ... Had two hits, including a RBI double, at Central Michigan (4/22) ... Went 3-for-4 and drove in two at UIC (4/24) ... Drove in three runs and scored in a 2-for-4 outing vs. Eastern Michigan (4/28) ... Produced a RBI single and scored the walk-off winning run vs. Western Michigan (5/4) ... Had two hits and one run scored vs. Western Michigan (5/5) ... Collected three hits with two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base vs. Eastern Illinois (5/16) ... Tripled with two RBI and a run scored at Toledo (5/19) ... Had two hits, including a double, and one RBI vs. Toledo at the MAC Tournament (5/24) ... Doubled twice with one RBI and a run scored vs. Miami at the MAC Tournament (5/25) ... Earned Player of the Week honors in the Cal Ripken, Sr. Baseball League during the summer season ... Scored 21 runs and had 21 RBI with five stolen bases in 39 games while helping lead the Bethesda Big Train to the league final.
2006: Started all 54 games and hit .292 with four home runs, 27 RBI, and nine stolen bases in his freshman campaign ... Collected 64 hits with eight doubles and had 33 runs scored and five sacrifice hits on the year ... Had 26 hits, drove in seven runs, and stole four bases in 26 MAC games ... Posted a team-best 12-game hit streak (April 29-May 19) and had a separate nine-game streak during the season ... Belted his first collegiate hit, a RBI single, at Arizona State (2/3) ... Had a RBI double and a run scored at Evansville (2/25) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored at Southern Illinois (3/3) ... Drove in two runs and scored a run at Southern Illinois (3/4) ... Collected three hits and scored three runs at Southern Illinois (3/5) ... Went 2-for-3 with one run scored at San Jose State (3/13) ... Belted his first collegiate home run in a three-hit, three-RBI outing at Nevada (3/18) ... Had two hits in game one of a doubleheader at Ohio and collected three hits and a run scored in the nitecap (3/25) ... Totaled three hits and one stolen base at Ohio (3/26) ... Had two hits and a RBI in game one of doubleheader vs. Bradley and collected three hits, two RBI and a run scored in the nitecap (3/28) ... Collected two hits and scored a run vs. Akron (4/2) ... Had two hits with a walk and a run scored vs. Illinois State (4/4) ... Belted a solo home run vs. Chicago State (4/19) ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run and double, two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base vs. UIC (4/25) ... Blasted a two-run home run vs. Chicago State (4/26) ... Had two hits and one RBI at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Had a RBI single, a stolen base and scored a run vs. Northwestern (5/3) ... Went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple and a run scored at Western Michigan (5/5) ... Went 3-for-3, including a double, with three stolen bases, three runs scored and one RBI at Valparaiso (5/16) ... Named to the Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Star Game during the 2006 summer season ... Earned the CICL's initial Player of the Week honor after posting a five-hit game.
High School: A two-time first team All-Area selection by the Northwest Herald and twice earned all-conference honors ... Named honorable mention all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times honors after hitting .481 with a team-best 43 runs scored, 38 RBI, 13 doubles, and eight home runs as a senior ... Batted .372 with 20 RBI, 14 doubles, two home runs during his junior year ... Participated in the Northwest Suburban Junior Showcase for the area's top junior players ... Honor Roll member all eight semesters.
Personal: Corporate communications and political science double major ... Two-time Victory Scholar (3.5 cumulative GPA and above) and earned one Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.49 GPA) selection ... Born Sept. 14, 1985 ... Son of Patrick and Madonna Minogue ... Admires Brett Favre and Derek Jeter ... Hobbies include being in the outdoors and playing guitar.
MINOGUE'S CAREER STATISTICS YR AVG G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO 2008 .256 52/51 191 38 48 9 2 4 11 10 16 38 2007 .265 55/54 212 24 56 10 1 3 31 8 22 33 2006 .292 54/54 219 33 64 8 1 4 27 9 11 36 Career .270 161/159 622 95 168 27 4 11 69 27 49 107
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