Walter on Lubanski
"Mike has worked extremely hard to come back from shoulder surgery and put himself in position to win a job behind the plate. He is a good athlete and is in great physical condition. His ability to control the running game will dictate who our number one catcher will be."
2012 (Junior) Played in just one game before suffering a season-ending injury.
2011 (Sophomore) Played in six games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on March 4 against Fordham ... Was 3-for-15 in limited time ... Recorded a hit in three straight games (Minnesota, Georgetown, UNC Greensboro), including a home run and RBI against the Hoyas.
Hit .175 on the season with a homer and seven RBIs in 28 games played ... Made first collegiate start against Dayton (2.20), going 0-for-3 with a walk ... Recorded first collegiate hit against Dayton (2.21), finishing the game 1-for-2 ... Drove in the game-winning run, the first RBI of his collegiate career, in the 10th inning against NC State (3.21) ... Had a pair of hits with two RBIs and three runs scored in series finale against Florida State (4.11) ... Had two hits in five at-bats in series against Duke, including hitting his first collegiate home run and driving in two runs in second game of the series ... Scored four runs and went 1-for-4 with an RBI at UNC Greensboro (5.12) ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored in win against Appalachian State (5.18) ... Had a hit with three walks, two runs scored and an RBI in second game of series against Maryland (5.21).
Four-year letterwinner at Malvern Prep ... Hit .375 during his high school career ... Named Gatorade Pennsylvania State Player of the Year and Main Line News Player of the Year following 2009 season ... Selected First-Team All-City by Philadelphia Daily News and First-Team All-Area by Philadelphia Inquirer ... All Inter-Ac, All-Area and All-Main Line selection ... Helped his team to a state championship in 2009 and was named the team MVP ... Ranked among the nation's Top 200 High School Prospects according to Perfect Game USA ... Competed at Perfect Game National Showcase and East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase ... Participated at USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in 2007 and 2008 ... Selected to All-Tournament Team at AAU Junior Olympics National Championship Tournament in 2007 ... Also earned academic honors at Malvern Prep... High school teammate of freshman pitcher, Tim Cooney.
Born on October 20, 1990 ... Son of Wally and Betsy Lubanski ... Brother, Chris, was the fifth overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals and is currently in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.