Rico Noel
Rico  Noel


Lawton, Okla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170






Coastal’s Rico Noel Gets the Call to Big Leagues with New York Yankees

Noel an All-American outfielder at Coastal Carolina and twice led the NCAA in stolen bases


Jacob May Drafted in 3rd Round by Chicago White Sox

May is the sixth-highest Chanticleer taken in the MLB Draft

Was named the Big South's Preseason Player of the Year, picking up four first-place votes and 11 points in the voting... Named a Third Team Preseason All-American by Ping! Baseball in 2010...

2009: Played and started in all 63 games for the Chanticleers... Hit .315 with 17 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 45 RBI in 2009... Was 48-of-51 in stolen bases... Led the Big South and was tied with Tulane's Josh Prince nationally in that category... Was named to the All-Big South First Team at outfielder... Also was named to the All-Big South Tournament team... Had a .500 slugging percentage and a .427 on-base percentage... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple in the win over VMI May 20 in the Big South Tournament... Went 4-for-5 with four RBI in the win over West Virginia Feb. 27... Stole four bases in the Charleston Southern win May 15... Stole two or more bases in 12 games... Was a perfect 4-for-4 with with four runs scored against Wake Forest April 29... Went 4-for-6 with four RBI in the win over Presbyterian April 24... In the win over Kansas May 29 in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, went 2-for-3 with three runs scored... Had 19 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI performances...

2008: Hit .240 with five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 26 RBI for the Chanticleers... Had three hits and four runs scored in the NCAA Conway Regional... Was 2-for-6 with three runs scored in a 24-11 win over East Carolina June 1... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple in the 9-2 win over Liberty in the championship game of the Big South Tournament... Drove in four runs in the win over Radford May 17... Was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in the win over Albany March 22... Has eight multi-hit games and six multi-RBI performances... Had two RBI in the win over North Carolina State April 9... Also had three RBI in the win over Virginia April 15... Is second on the team with 16 stolen bases... Had two triples in the Big South Tournament... Hit his first career home run in the win over Winthrop May 23...

HIGH SCHOOL: Hit .391 and stole 31 bases his senior season at Lawton High School in Lawton, Okla... Named Lawton's Most Oustanding Athlete his senior season... Hit .375 with six home runs, nine doubles and 37 stolen bases in 2006... Was an All-Southern Conference performer his junior year... Was a three-time All-Area performer by the Lawton Constitution... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Sunbelt Classic twice... Also played football at Lawton and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection by the Daily Oklahoman his junior year... Was a member of the National Honor Society at Lawton and was on the Principal's Honor Roll...

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 11, 1989... Son of Vincent and Mary Noel... Is majoring in business at Coastal Carolina.



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