Seniors Abrecht and Ceci earn fourth all-academic honor.
Falcons conclude 2012 with 11-5 loss at UNM.
Falcons fall to Lobos, 22-4, in series-opening game.
Falcons looking to get into MWC Championships with solid weekend.
Blair Roberts hits two-run homer help lead Falcons to win.
Junior (2011): Situational specialist pitched in 13 games, all in relief...fourth amongst relievers with 5.40 ERA...struck out seven in 13 innings pitched...did not allow an earned run in 10 appearances...did not allow a hit or run in eight appearances...had four outings where he faced just one batter.
Sophomore (2010): Pitched in four games, all in relief...struck out two in two innings pitched.
Freshman (2009): Pitched in 14 games, making one start...fourth amongst freshmen in games pitched...struck out nine in 16 innings pitched...made debut against Kansas, tossing one scoreless innings of relief...notched career high's of 3.2 innings pitched and three strikeouts vs. Northern Colorado and New Mexico...made first-career start vs. Northern Colorado.
Heritage HS (Littleton, Colo.):Lettered three years in baseball and one year in football...all-conference...Colorado Class 5A All-State...high school baseball coach was Scott Horman...played summer ball for the Colorado Khaos, coached by Jason Livernois...played for the Colorado Rockies Select Scout team as a junior...on the silver honor roll all four years.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26...nickname is Kazo...on the Dean's and Commandant's list...favorite TV show is Family Guy...favorite movie is The Town...favorite non-traditional sport to watch on TV is ultimate fighting...credits his youth minister as having the biggest influence on his sports career...enjoys training four-degrees (freshmen) and climbing Eagle's Peak on weekends...has an older sister, Megan...son of Katherine Kazakoff.
Getting to know Mike:
Greatest moment in sports:
Hitting a walk-off homer in highschool playoffs.
Drawing, football and hanging out with friends.
Something not many people know about you:
I am a good artist.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown:
Bus Cambell coached at my highschool. He was the pitching coach for Roy Halladay, Jamie Moyer, Luke French and Scott Elarton.
Favorite athlete and why:
Ray Lewis because he is the best on field leader I have ever watched and he has great passion for the game.
Playing 2-ball with the pitchers.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be?
What do you have on your iPod?
New Hard Rock.
If you could trade places with one of your teammates for day, who would it be and why?
Mike Ceci so I could see why he freaks out so much.
How did you spend your summer?
Working basic training.
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees so attack every day like it is your last."
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because I wanted to serve and give back to America. When I look at other countries and compare their lifestyles to the way we are able to live in America it makes me so proud to be a part of this country and the least I can do is give back a few years of service to defend our countries and the principles that makes our country so much better than any other country in the world. I came to the academy to live the right way and do the right things and have the ability in the future to lead others to live that way as well."