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Stephen Born Named Academic All-American for Third Straight Year

First-ever Midshipmen baseball player to earn honor three times


Naval Academy Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Stephen Born wins the NAAA Sword for Men


Naval Academy Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Stephen Born & Jenna Collins receive the Swords


Navy Defeated in Finals of 2018 Patriot League Baseball Championship

Mids fall by a score of 5-3; Liam Lowery with sixth inning home run


Mids Drop Game One of Patriot League Championship, 8-5

Knowles’ homer in fifth ties game at 2-2 before Army scores six unanswered

Career Statistics | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Career Honors:

• First Team All-Patriot League (2016 - DH)
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Patriot League Player of the Week (2/28/17)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (4/20/15)
• CoSIDA Academic All-American (2016: 3rd Team-DH, 2017: 3rd Team-OF)
• Academic All-Patriot League Team (2016, 2017)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017)

Career Highs:
Runs: 3, five times, MR: at Delaware State (3/22/17)
Hits: 4, at Delaware State (4/15/15)
RBI: 5, at Delaware State (4/15/15)
Stolen Bases: 2, three times, MR: vs. Bucknell (4/30/17
Hit Streak: 12 games (4/1 - 4/19/15)

2017 (Junior) 
• 2017 Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American; one of just three Mids in program history to earn the national honor twice: Bob Dishman (1984, 1985) and Mike Leeney (1985, 1986)
• 2017 First Team CoSIDA All-District II
• Hit .282 with 41 runs scored, 55 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 37 RBIs over 52 games (all starts); additionally, he stole nine bases and fielded his position at 1.000 mark (88-88)
• Amongst his Patriot League counterparts, ranked fifth in runs scored, seventh in RBIs, ninth in stolen bases and tenth in doubles
• Had 15 multi-hit games (11-2 hits and 4-3 hits), while recording multiple RBIs on eight different occasions with two RBIs in four games and three RBIs in four games, as well
• Hit in the three-hole in all 52 appearances with 41 starts in left field and 11 in right
• Patriot League Player of the Week on March 1 in recognition of his play versus Air Force as he hit .500 (7-14) with six runs scored, three extra-base hits and three RBIs over four games
• Longest hit streak in 2017 was a five-game run from March 29 to April 3, that came directly after a 15-game streak of reaching base safely from March 4 to March 25; during that run he reached base via hits 12 games, walks twice and a hit by pitch once
• Went nine-of-10 in stolen base chances for a .900 success rate, second on the team amongst those players with five or more attempts
• Powered home runs versus Air Force (2/25) and CCSU (3/10)
• Scored three runs in contests against Air Force (2/24) and at Delaware State (3/22)
• Hit .313 (20-64) against LHP, .267 (35-131) versus RHP and .317 (38-120) with runners on base

2016 (Sophomore) 
• Hit the second-most doubles on the team with 14 and posted the third-best RBI total with 38
• In the Patriot League, finished in the top-10 in five categories: fifth in hits (65), sixth in runs scored (41), sixth in RBIs (38), seventh in doubles (14) and eighth in walks (26)
• Combined for 19 extra-base hits (14-2B, 3-3B, 2-HR)
• Ranked third on the team with 18 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games, respectively
• Hit .278 (10-36) over nine games in the postseason (PL & NCAA) with a home run and four RBIs
• Ended Game One of the Patriot League Championship series versus Holy Cross with a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Mids a 2-1 win
• First home run of the season at North Carolina A&T (2/21)
• Posted a seven-game hitting streak (4/23-5/1) and reached base in 15 straight games (3/27-4/16)
• After reaching .300 on April 10, his batting average never dropped lower than .293 over the final 29 games of 2016
• A consistent middle of the order threat, his longest hitless streak was three games and eight at bats; had hits in 40 of 58 games
• Hit in the 3-4-5 portion of the lineup in 50 of his 55 starts with 38 appearances as DH, 11 in LF and six in RF
• Hit .340 versus LHP, .299 versus RHP and .308 with runners on base

2015 (Freshman)
• Before earning a regular starting role he was a top option off the bench with 14 substitute appearances (second-most on team); played in 34 total games
• Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on April 20 for five-game set versus Delaware State and Lehigh in which he hit .579 (11-19) with three or more hits in three games, eight RBIs, two doubles and a home run (the first of his career at Lehigh on 4/18)
• Sidelined for three weeks due to an injury in conference play, but came back versus Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals
• Had eight multi-hit games, including a season-high four at Delaware State (4/15)
• Posted a 12-game hitting streak from April 1 to April 19; raised his batting average from .304 to .439
• Extended streak of reaching base by a game with a walk in game two on April 19
• In 16 of his 20 starts, he found himself hitting in the middle of the batting order; 10 starts as cleanup, three in five-hole and three in six-hole
• Ranked second on the team with a .426 batting average (26-61) against right-handed pitching
• Hit a team-high .421 (16-38) with runners on base, in addition to a .407 mark with runners in scoring position

High School
• Three-year letterwinner at Conestoga High School for head coach John Vogan
• Recognized on the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team in 2014, as well as on the All-Central League first team in 2013 and 2014
• Named team MVP in 2014
• Served as team captain as a senior
• Helped Conestoga reach the PIAA Class AAAA state finals in 2014


• Son of Scott and Meg
• Twin brother, Andrew is an outfielder on the Davidson College baseball team
• Enjoys fishing and kayaking as hobbies
• Member of the National Honor Society and Student United Way
• In addition to his brother, five other teammates at Conestoga are playing D1 baseball: Col. Of Charleston IF Tommy Richter ’18, Georgetown OF Austin Shirley ’18, LIU-Brooklyn IF Andrew Turner ’18, Hofstra LHP Jake Bufo ‘19, Elon IF Ryne Ogren ’19, while LHP Brendon Little (UNC / State College of Florida-Manatee) was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft

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