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    Mark Bennett
    Mark Bennett

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palos Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Providence Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 185

    Position:
    Infield

    B/T:
    R/R



    2005: Injuries thrust newcomer into starting role at second base ... Started 12 games, which included nine straight during Big Ten season ... Hit safely in eight of his 12 starts ... Recorded first collegiate hit Feb. 26 vs. Mount St. Mary's in Bradenton, Fla. ... Drove in a season-high three runs in that game.

    High School: Two-year varsity baseball letterwinner, three in football ... As a senior hit .484 with 31 stolen bases with only one fielding error at second base position ... Ended junior year hitting .452 at state tournament (summer) as team finished runner-up ... Named Chicago Tribune Top 50 players and Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 Players ... Earned Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention and voted to the Joliet Herald All-Area team ... Received back-to-back Baseball Factory All-America honors while racking up all-conference laurels ... Rated No. 43 middle infielder by Rivals 100 ... Played for AAU team's Full Package Athletics and Top Tier Baseball for three years, leading squad in batting average each year ... Played on two-time Illinois state championship football team, leading the team in receiving as a junior ... Made Chicago Tribune Top 100 football players list in 2002 ... Regarded as a top-ten wide receiver in Illinois by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming ... Four-time honor roll student ... Elected class vice president twice ... Competed against Northwestern teammate Caleb Fields in high school.

    Personal: Born Mark Evans Bennett ... Son of Tom and Marta Bennett ... Chose Northwestern over Duke, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Yale ... Attended same high school as current Northwestern basketball player Mike Thompson ... Anticipated major at Northwestern is economics.

    Bennett's Career Stats:

    Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB	ATT	PO	A	E	FLD%
    2005	.260	21	12	50	5	13	0	0	0	4	13	.260	0	0	5	2	.260	0	1	0	0	24	32	8	.875
    TOTAL	.260	21	12	50	5	13	0	0	0	4	13	.260	0	0	5	2	.260	0	1	0	0	24	32	8	.875