On Deck -- Will provide depth behind the plate for UCLA in 2005. "Aaron has great makeup as a player and he really pushes Denove," Savage said. "He knows how to play one speed and he's been a great competitor ever since he got here."
2004 -- Saw action in 15 games for the Bruins, including six starts behind the plate... Recorded his first collegiate hit at Hawaii-Hilo on February 27... Drove in two runs on the night with a double... Went 2-for-3 the following day with another double and an RBI... Also scored his first run as a Bruin... In his second collegiate start on April 13 against Long Beach State, posted his fourth hit of the season... Hit third double of the season against Cal State Fullerton on April 20.
2003 -- Appeared in one contest at Cal State Fullerton on April 15... Had one at-bat.
Bishop Amat HS (La Puente) -- Three- year letterwinner in baseball under head coach Ken Kendrena... Helped lead Bishop Amat to a CIF Division IV Championship in 2001... Second-team All-Del Rey League selection in senior season... Instrumental in three consecutive Del Rey League titles, from 1999-2001.
Personal -- Full Name: Aaron James Markel... Born on January 28, 1983 in Stockton... Parents are Sander and Susan Markel... Chose to attend UCLA because it provided him with the best opportunities available... Enjoys watching South Park... Lists his first collegiate hit as his most memorable athletic experience... Roots for the Anaheim Angels... Member of UCLA's 2001 Men's Novice crew team... Given the Coaches Award after club season... History major.
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