#30 Forrest Johnson
AT NOTRE DAME (2011-PRESENT):Â Two-year monogram winner … fifth-year player â€¦ had played in one career game before breakout junior campaign … displays plus arm and ability to block … solid catch and throw player … showed improvement at the plate as a senior â€¦ turned himself into a very solid Division I player â€¦ has terrific leadership skills and is a co-captain with senior Mac Hudgins … tough, hard-nosed player … similar in terms of work ethic, desire to succeed and competitiveness to older brother, Cole, who graduated in 2011 as a four-year monogram winner … sported a 3.329 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester â€¦ earned Dean’s List honors during the spring 2014 semester.
HONORS & AWARDS:Â BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2011, 2013) â€¦ ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
GRADUATE STUDENT SEASON (2015): Named a co-captain with senior Mac Hudgins â€¦ one of only 16 multi-year captains in the program’s 120-year history â€¦ his older brother, Cole Johnson, was a quad-captain in 2010.
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Showed great improvement in all aspects of the game during second year as a starter â€¦ served as co-captain with teammate Sean Fitzgerald â€¦ started 31 games at catcher, while appearing in 41 â€¦ batted .248 (41 points higher than 2013) with 27 hits, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored â€¦ also had four doubles, a triple, a homer, seven walks, two sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts â€¦ recorded 183 putouts and just two errors for an impressive .990 fielding percentage behind the dish â€¦ threw out 59% of the base runners who attempted to steal â€¦ had five multi-hit games, including three three-hit games â€¦ went 3-for-4 in the season opener against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) with one double, one RBI and a run scored â€¦ recorded three hits and two RBI against Youngstown State (March 1) â€¦ notched first career homer at Appalachian State (March 11), blasting a two-run shot in the 10th inning â€¦ recorded three RBI in a three-hit, two-run performance against Valparaiso (April 1) â€¦ lone triple on season came against the Crusaders in that same game â€¦ went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against Northeastern (April 25) â€¦ had a pair of hits against Clemson (May 9) â€¦ notched a hit, RBI and run scored against Pittsburgh (May 15) â€¦ earned Dean’s List honors during the spring semester â€¦ named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll â€¦ received a monogram.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013):Â Had breakout junior campaign, starting 54 games at catcher and appearing in 55 overall … struggled at the plate offensively, but displayed solid defensive skills behind the dish, fielding at a .986 clip … only had five errors out of 347 opportunities … hit .207 with five doubles, 10 RBI, 17 runs scored and 15 total sacrifices … 13 sacrifice bunts and 15 total sacrifices placed him into a tie for seventh in school single-season history in both categories … tallied hits in 30 games … produced an RBI in eight contests, including a career-high three off a double against Massachusetts (March 1) … totaled two sacrifice bunts and a hit at Tulane (Feb. 23) … had lone multi-hit affair against Villanova (April 6) … had 10-plus putouts in four games including a career-high 13 in previously mentioned games against UMass and Villanova … caught 15 players attempting to steal in 35 attempts â€¦ earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012):Â Did not see any game action.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):Â Appeared in one game as a defensive substitute against Seattle on Feb. 26 â€¦ named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
PREP & PERSONAL:Â Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Chuck Shilling … earned three letters in football … as a junior, earned letters in football and baseball … named first team all-conference and the Hudson High School Defensive Player of the Year … earned the Northern Ohio Conference Scholar-Athlete Award (in both baseball and football), Hudson High School Scholar-Athlete Award (in both baseball and football) and West Point Leadership Award … member of the high school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and United States Military Academy … as a sophomore, earned letters in both football and baseball … named second team all-conference … earned the Northern Ohio Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards and Hudson High School Scholar-Athlete Awards (in both baseball and football) … member of the high school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes … as a freshman, earned the Hudson High School Scholar Athlete Awards (in both baseball and football) … son of Doug and Suzy Johnson … has two siblings – brother, Cole, who was a four-year monogram winner at Notre Dame (2008-11) and current member of the Minnesota Twins organization, and sister, Paige, who is a student at St. Mary’s (IN) … full name is Forrest Douglas Johnson … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing (3.329 GPA) â€¦ enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is working towards a Master of Business Administration in the one-year MBA program.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**