Here's the first of the three-part preview of the Diamond Dawgs' 2013 campaign.
Born in Berkeley, Calif. ... son of Chris and Matt Rei ... has a younger brother, Phillip ... cousin, Kevin Rei, is a golfer at Chico State ... uncle, Fran Mullins, played in the Major Leagues in the 1980s for the White Sox, Giants and Indians ... considering majoring in psychology.
2013: Has made 14 starts as the Husky catcher so far in his freshman season ... played in all three, and started two, at catcher in the season-opening series at UC Davis ... 1-for-3 with an RBI in first start, Feb. 16 (game one) at UCD ... 1-for-4 with two runs in second start (fourth game of Davis series) ... started three of four games behind the plate at Lamar, where he didn't allow a stolen base (only attempt was caught) ... started first game of the series vs. Cal Poly .. played in the third game at LSU (defense only) ... started two of three games at UCLA, going 2-for-6 with a walk in the series ... 2-for-4 with an RBI April 2 at SeattleU ... had a pinch-hit appearance April 14 at Stanford ... started behind the plate in the third game of the Oregon State series ... 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the Huskies' win over SeattleU on May 7 ... started behind the plate May 11 vs. Utah.
CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters at Campolindo under for coach Max Luckhurst ... teammate of fellow Husky Josh Cushing ... captained the team as a junior and senior ... in 2012, helped Campolindo to win the CIF North Coast Section Division II championship, beating Dougherty Valley in the title game at the Oakland Coliseum ... helped lead the Cougars to a 23-4-1 record and the No. 1 ranking in the state (Division II) as a senior ... also helped lead Campolindo to three consecutive Diablo Foothill Athletic League championships and three straight district titles ... won a gold glove award sophomore through senior years ... team MVP as a sophomore ... first-team All-DFAL as a junior and senior ... also played football as a freshman ... drafted by the Twins in the 37th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.