(2006 preseason bio)
Recent addition to the roster who will share bullpen catcher duties with sophomore Chris Soriano, filling a key role in working with the Notre Dame pitchers on a daily basis ... brings good atheticism and a great attitude to his role with the Irish ... joins senior centerfielder Alex Nettey (Dolton) and freshman pitcher Brett Graffy (Joliet) to give Notre Dame three Illinois
natives on the 2006 roster ... the program's alltime list of monogram winners included 144 from Illinois (most of any state) ... first Notre Dame player to wear No. 31 since lefthander Gregg Henebry (`97) ... posted 3.17 grade-point average during 2005 fall semester.
PREP & PERSONAL: Earned two varsity letters in both baseball (as a catcher and first baseman) and basketball at Naperville Central High School ... served as baseball team captain during his senior season, batting
.360 while starting every game behind the plate ... also named honorable mention all-conference as a senior ... served as a swingman on NCHS basketball team, helping team win regional title his senior season ... a state
three-point contest finalist as a senior ... hails from hometown (Naperville) that has produced many Notre Dame student-athletes, including current women's soccer standouts Kim Lorenzen and Brittany Bock ... member of the National Honor Society and sports editor of his high school paper ... his father Bob Many played baseball at Northern Illinois ... born Feb. 25, 1987 in Berwyn, Ill. ... son of Bob and Marina Many ... full name is Michael Wesley Many ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies ... intends to major in finance.