UND Roster

2018-19 Baseball Roster

#55 Shane Combs


Height 6'2''
Weight 221 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Wellesley, MA
High School St. John's High School


  • Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)


  • Got drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 31st round with the 942nd pick
  • Set a career high across multiple categories in his final season with the Irish including appearances (15), innings (16.1), and strikeouts (19).
  • Recorded his first career win in the ACC-opening win over Wake Forest (3/9)
  • Tossed a career-high two innings three times against Central Michigan (4/2), Western Michigan (4/10) and No. 7 Louisville (5/3)
  • Tallied a career high three strikeouts in the home win over Valparaiso (4/23)


  • Appeared in four games in the 2018 season


  • Made one appearance while continuing rehabilitation from surgery
  • Struck out the only two batters he faced in a win over Northern Illinois


  • Did not see action during the 2016 campaign following successful right elbow surgery in July 2015


  • Earned two varsity letters each in baseball and football at St. John’s
  • Rated the second-best right-handed pitcher in Massachusetts and No. 5 prospect overall in the commonwealth by Perfect Game
  • Named honorable mention Preseason Senior High School All-America by Perfect Game, as well Preseason Northeast Region All-High School Senior
  • Went 1-1 with a save and 34 strikeouts over 18 innings before senior campaign ended early with a leg injury
  • Won Gary McNulty Memorial Award as high school’s best multi-sport athlete
  • Named honorable mention Preseason High School Underclassman All-America prior to junior season
  • Went 4-1 with 1.36 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 36 innings as a junior
  • Threw a pair of no-hitters during junior season, earning ESPN Boston all-state honors
  • On the gridiron, rank for 1,514 yards for 18 touchdowns as a senior and 1,243 yards and 16 scores as a junior


  • Born in Philadelphia
  • Son of Arthur Combs
  • Has two sisters, Sienna and Cinthia
  • Had three family members compete in athletics at Notre Dame, including sister, Sienna (‘15 club rugby), father, Arthur (‘72 baseball) and uncle, David (‘80 men’s soccer)
  • Enrolled in the College of Engineering as an aerospace engineering major