2011: Co-captain ... first team All-Ivy League outfielder ... started all 37 games in which he played ... split time at first base, left field and a few games in center field ... hit a career-high six home runs ... finished third all-time at Columbia in career doubles ... was tied for fifth in career base hits ... named Ivy League Player of the Week on April 19 after he batted .462 and drove in a number of key runs in Columbia's series with Cornell ... Columbia's Student-Athlete of the Month for April ... batted .643 (9-for-14) in season-ending four-game series with Penn with six runs scored, eight RBI and a home run ... drove in tying and go-ahead runs in Lions' thrilling comeback win at Penn, 11-10, in final game of the season ... drove in five runs, going 3-for-6 with two runs scored, in Columbia's 17-5 win at South Alabama ... hit solo home runs in consecutive games at Central Florida ... doubled, homered and drove in four runs in 8-0 win over Harvard ...belted a pair of homers and drove in three runs in 6-5 win over Manhattan ... doubled twice and reached base four times, scoring three runs, in 12-2 win vs. Cornell ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI in 8-5 comeback win at Princeton.
2010: Co-captain ... honorable mention All-Ivy League ... batted .301 with career-best five home runs and 34 runs batted in ... posted a .425 on-base percentage ... drew a team-best 31 walks ... batted .391 during Ivy League play and had a .494 on-base percentage ... transitioned from left field to first base during season ... named Ivy League Player of the Week on May 4 after terrific final week of regular season, batting .588 with a home run, seven RBI and five doubles ... doubled home tying run of Columbia's 10-9 comeback win to clinch Gehrig Division title at Penn ... capped back-to-back-to-back home run barrage in series-opening 7-2 win vs. Princeton ... drove home three runs in 7-0 win over Brown on Ivy League's opening weekend ... went 3-for-3 in series-opening win at Dartmouth ... also went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI in 24-1 win at Harvard.
2009: Did not play due to preseason injury.
2008: Earned second team All-Ivy League accolades ... started all 44 games he played in left field ... hit .389 with six doubles and a pair of home runs in Ivy League play ... .484 on-base percentage ranked fourth in the league ... overall, hit .316 with four home runs, 31 RBI, 21 walks and 40 runs scored ... team-high 17 doubles despite missing eight games late in the season ... 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in first game of Ivy championship series win at Dartmouth ... had seven hits in 11 at-bats, with a home run, six RBI, and three runs scored in final two games at Georgia Southern ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI to complete two-game sweep of Brown to begin Ivy play ... 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored in game two win at Harvard ... went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in game two of four-game series against Princeton.
2007: Started 43 games in rookie campaign ... led the Lions with three triples ... was top-five on the team with 25 runs, 43 hits, 20 RBI, seven doubles, 59 total bases ... hit .264 on the year ... earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors on March 21 after batting 13/27 (.481) against Campbell, Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina ... on April 9, had five RBI on three hits against Yale ... had a four-hit game at Rutgers ... scored four times at Western Carolina on March 17 ... had nine multi-hit games.
At Lynnfield: Earned three baseball letters ... three-time all-league outfielder ... 2006 Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors ... 2006 Wakefield Item Scholar Athlete of the Year ... 2005 Lynn Item Player of the Year ... senior year captain ... hit .560 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 18 stolen bases as a senior...had 27 RBI and hit .551 as a junior ... in sophomore campaign, hit .636 ... member of Eastern Massachusetts championship team in 2005 and was on team that captured Cape Ann League in 2004 and 2005 ... earned three letters in soccer and two in basketball ... two-time all-league soccer defenseman ... two-time student-athlete of the month.
Personal: Political science major ... son of Christopher and Kristine Banos ... b. November 28, 1987.