UND Roster

2019-20 Baseball Roster

#12 Niko Kavadas


Height 6-1
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Granger, IN
High School Penn


  • Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week (May 7, 2018)


  • Started all 54 games between designated hitter and third base
  • Was one of two players (Jared Miller) to start all 54 games
  • Kavadas led the Irish with 12 home runs, 43 RBI, .390 on-base percentage and .517 slugging percentage
  • The 12 home runs is the most by an Irish athlete since Trey Mancini hit 12 during the 2012 season
  • Hit his first career grand slam and set a career high with four RBI on the road against Western Carolina (3/13)
  • Hit home runs in back-to-back games against Georgia Tech (3/31) and Central Michigan (4/2) and Virginia (4/6) and Michigan State (4/9)
  • Playing summer ball with the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League


  • Played in 47 games, getting 38 starting nods on the season
  • Posted the third-best batting average on the team (.299) and the second-best on-base percentage (.409)
  • Picked up a career-high three RBI at LSU on then equaled that versus Wake Forest
  • Collected a career-high four hits (4-for-4) versus Pittsburgh


  • Hails from Granger, Indiana, and graduated from Penn High School
  • Led Penn to a state championship as a sophomore and state runner-up as a senior
  • As a junior, was named all-state after falling in the state semifinal
  • Played on the San Francisco Giants scout team and was a member of Lids Team Indiana
  • Has three siblings: Carlyle, Abigail and Tess
  • Son of Jim and Robin Kavadas
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business