8 Chet LaFave
8 - Chet LaFave
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: JR
Hometown: Charlotte, Mich.
High School: Charlotte HS
Previous College: Olney Central College
Position: C
Office: R/R

2012: Played in 50 games for the Cardinals, starting in 45 of them as a catcher or in the designated hitter role...finished with a .319 batting average (5th best on team) with 43 hits in 135 at-bats...scored 16 runs and drove home 23 RBI's...picked up 15 walks with a .403 on-base-percentage...posted a .970 fielding percentage.

2011: Saw action in 43 games, starting 42…recorded 119 at-bats with 33 hits and 10 doubles, which tied for second on the team…drove in 15 runs on the season and scored 14 times for the Cardinals…tied for first on the team with seven sacrifice bunts and was fourth with a .403 slugging percentage…had 199 putouts and 29 assists in 236 chances behind the plate for a .966 fielding percentage…went two-for-four at the plate with two doubles, two runs batted in and scored once against Hillsdale (Mar. 26).

Prior to SVSU/Personal: Prepped at Charlotte High School…participated in basketball and baseball earning a total of seven varsity letters…was named team most valuable player and received the coaches award…earned all-league, all-district, all-area, and All-State honors…was a member of National Honor Society and was on the honor roll for all four years…majoring in physical therapy…son of Nick and Lori LaFave…born 10-4-90.