A Look Back At The 2002 Super Regionals At No. 1 Florida State

The Irish defeated the Seminoles in three games to advance to the program's second College World Series.

Hard-nosed player who could replace 2001 graduate Ben Cooke as team?s top utility infielder ... showed marked improvement in his defense during 2001 fall practice, including some time at a new position of first base ... has excellent hands and a strong throwing arm ... also had strong 2001 summer while playing alongside Irish teammate Steve Stanley on Delaware (Ohio) Cows ... ranked third on Cows with .354 batting average, plus 18 runs, nine RBI, four doubles, five stolen bases and a home run ... longtime friend of former Irish teammate and fellow Miami native Danny Tamayo ... part of Irish baseball program that has produced 13 previous letterwinners from Florida.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in nine games, with starts at third base in wins over Eastern Michigan (4-3, at UOP) and Detroit (9-8, with a walk) ... also played in four BIG EAST games.

PREP & PERSONAL: Played 2B and 3B at Columbus High School (alma mater of ND head coach Paul Mainieri), earning third team all-county as a senior team MVP (.348, 34 RBI, 5 HR in 30 GP) ... captained team to district title (school?s first since ?92), with team-best fielding pct. (4 E) ... hit 2-for-4 in district title game (2B, HR, 4 RBI) ... led team to 27-3 record and No. 4 national ranking as a junior, batting .315 with 2 HR (four seniors on that team were drafted) ... received team?s 2000 Marist Award, recognizing leadership, hard work, dedication, loyalty, moral character and sportsmanship ... quarterbacked JV football team as sophomore, to 9-0 record and district title ... member of National Honor Society, graduating with 3.9 GPA ... played 2000 summer-league ball with Youngstown (Ohio) Astro Falcons ... helped Falcons post 30-5 record, batting .310 (22 RBI, 3 HR, 8 Ks, 4 E) ... met his future Irish classmate Steve Sollmann when the Falcons played a four-game series vs. the Midland (Ohio) Redskins (he introduced himself when Sollmann reached second) ... brother Juan Carlos Sanchez plays baseball at St. Thomas (Fla.) University ? where Mainieri began his head coaching career in 1983 ... son of Juan and Armanda Sanchez ... full name is Javier Armando Sanchez ... born Nov. 8, 1981, in Miami ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Sanchez's Career Stats


Javier Sanchez
Javier  Sanchez


Miami, FL

High School:
Christopher Columbus

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



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