Award Honors State's Top Division I Baseball Player
Owls Finish 2017 With Winning 33-31 Record
Owls Return To Baton Rouge For NCAA Regional
Owls Rally Past No. 11 Southern Miss 5-4 In Championship Final, Punch Ticket To NCAA Tournament
Rice Makes C-USA Tournament's Championship Final With 13-2 Victory Over FAU
Rice stayed alive in the Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday with a 13-6 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern
Rice rallied to defeat Houston 4-3 on April 11
Rice and Stanford split a doubleheader on March 12, Rice winning 12-2 and Stanford, 2-0 in seven innings.
The Owls opened the 2017 home schedule by hosting Dallas Baptist on February 21
Rice Baseball action shots from the 2016 NCAA Regional Championship Game
2016: NCAA All-Regional Team; Conference USA All-Freshman Team; Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in 51 of the team's 62 games and worked his way into 48 starts as a true freshman... Made 36 starts as the designated hitter and 12 at catcher... Eleven starts behind the plate were all in the first two months of the season, then made one final start at catcher in the second game of the C-USA home double-header against Western Kentucky (April 16)... Proved to be the team's top-hitting catcher, but 1) was able to maintain a slightly higher average (.306) when just focusing on hitting as the DH and 2) easily proved to be the squad's best DH ahead eight other Owls who auditioned for the role... Batted everywhere between third and ninth in the order, with 13 starts at cleanup... Was a steady .299 in the first half of the season followed by a .290 clip in the second half... Hit .300 with the bases empty, .313 with men in scoring position, and an eye-opening .556 (5-of-9) when batting with the bases loaded... Finished second on the team (behind fellow freshman Ford Proctor) in at bats with the bases loaded... Reached base at a .378 pace when leading off an inning... Solid inaugural postseason included a .324 average (12-of-37), six runs scored and five RBI in the Owls' last ten games... Maintained a .310 average when facing the elite opponents that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament... Finished second on the team recording two or more hits in a game (17 times)... Became one of just four Owls all year to record four hits in a game, the best of his career while on the road against C-USA foe FIU... Enjoyed some of his biggest offensive success (.419 average on 13-of-31 hitting) when playing against schools from his home state of Florida... Drove-in 20 runs, half of which were in pressure situations of having two outs already recorded in the inning... Tallied two or more RBI in game five times, including career-high three with bases-loaded double in the team's first road game at longtime foe Sam Houston State... Slugged a double and a triple for a career-best five total bases in the 7-2 home win over Lamar... Played in the South Florida Collegiate League (Del Ray Beach) over the summer... One of five Rice players to be named in his summer league's all-star game, but the only Owl tabbed as the all-star MVP... Caught all nine innings of the exhibition at Cuban League team Artemisa, where he was intentionally walked twice and scored in five plate appearances.
High School -- A 2015 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.... First Team Louisville Slugger High School All-America, and a first team all-Florida Region by PerfectGame... Four-year varsity baseball starter/letterman under head coach Todd Fitz-Gerald... Helped lead the Eagles to three district titles and to back-to-back 8A Regional Finals in 2014-15 when he served as the team captain... Hit .443 with four home runs and 22 RBI as a senior to pace the team to a 23-5 overall record... Earned first team all-state by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and first team all-county by the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel... Hit .360 with six home runs and 64 RBI as a junior in 2014, but also graded out as one of the best defensive receivers in the baseball-rich state... Played select ball for Elite Squad Prime, and in 2011 he was a member of the a gold medal-winning United States national age-group team to represent the country in a tournament in Venezuela... Maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school... Played summer ball in the Perfect Game Collegiate League in Albany, N.Y. with current Owl Grayson Lewis.
Personal -- Full name: Dominic Paul DiCaprio... Born: March 31, 1997, in Niskayuna, New York... Parents: David and Sue DiCaprio of Coral Springs, Fla. (one brother, one sister)... Father played semipro football for four years in Albany, New York... Uncle, Rit DiCaprio, played football at Maryland in mid 1970s... College: Will Rice College
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