Born February 18, 1982, in Aberdeen, Wash. ... son of Thomas and Linda Isaacson ... has two brothers (Joel and Daniel) and two sisters (Pam and Sara) ... member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity ... a economics major.
2003 (RS-Freshman) - Started 54 of 60 at second base ... an outstanding defensive second baseman with only 10 errors in 271 chances on the season (.963) ... nine homers were fourth-highest on the team ... over the last 38 games of the year, batted .329 (50-for-152) with 10 doubles, eight homers and 28 RBI ... four hits, including an RBI double in the opening win over Minnesota, in the NCAA Regional ... also had a pair of singles in the other Minnesota win ... hit two homers, including a grand slam, and drove in six in the 26-2 win over USC ... went 6-for-13 with 7 RBI in the USC series ... reached base eight times in two-game series vs. Portland ... 3-for-4 with a solo homer May 9 at UCLA ... 4-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI Apr. 29 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Apr. 27 vs. Cal ... 7-for-14 in Cal series ... stole three bases in Hilo series ... 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Kansas State ... third home run of the year in April 4 win over Oregon State ... went 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles Mar. 26 at Portland ... belted a grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU, breaking a 5-5 tie and capping a six-run eighth inning ... only his second career homer at the time ... had game-winning RBI single in the ninth Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount... played summer ball for Newport (R.I.) ... batted .339 as a regular starter for the Gulls and was named second-team all-league in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... 2002 (Sophomore) - Didn't play in the first 15 games of the year and was set to redshirt, but then entered the line up and started 44 of the last 46 games ... usually batted ninth and hit .343 (37-for-108) as the No. 9 hitter (29 games) ... started all five at the NCAA regional, going 4-for-15 with three walks ... drove in what proved to be the winning run in the 4-2 win over Harvard, tripling home Aaron Hathaway for the third run in the Huskies' four-run fourth ... hit safely in all three at OSU, going 4-for-10 for the weekend ... three RBI May 8 vs. Portland ... 4-for-11 with six RBI in three games vs. UCLA ... first career HR in May 5 win over the Bruins, a three-run bomb ... 4-for-10 with two RBI, two doubles and two steals in Cal series ... doubled and scored tying run in the ninth of April 27's 5-4 win ... 4-for-9 in series vs. Stanford ... first career hit was a two-run double March 14 vs. BYU ... went 3-for-4 the following day and 2-for-5 the day after that ... four doubles in his first five games ... didn't let his average dip below .304 all season ... batted .333 with four triples and 15 walks in 23 league games for the Bend (Ore.) Elks in the Pacific International League last summer ... tied for first in the PIL in triples and third in on-base percentage ... 2001 (Freshman) - Played sparingly in his true freshman season, appearing in four games and starting one ... came off the bench in the March 10 and 11 games vs. Southern Utah and March 28 vs. Puget Sound ... went 0-for-3 in lone start, May 15 vs. Gonzaga ... made only one error in 11 defensive chances at second base.
Aberdeen High School
Earned two varsity letters, for coach Mike Voelkel as a junior and coach Mike Bozich as a senior ... played second base and shortstop ... named first-team All-Pac-9 as a junior and senior and was team MVP as a senior ... made district playoff appearances both seasons ... batted .394 with 10 doubles as a junior and hit .418 with 10 doubles and 26 RBI his senior season ... once hit a game-winning home run to beat Puyallup ... earned three letters in golf and two in basketalll ... named the MVP of the Pac-9 in basketball and participated at state twice in golf ... a member of the National Honor Society, winning two scholarships with his 3.9 grade point average.