UNLV: An experienced catcher who calls a good game behind the plate ... A solid defender who could become the starter for the Rebels ... Completely healthy after missing the end of last year due to an injury.
2005: Played in 12 games and started eight before he had to miss the last two months of the season due to injury ... Collected his first hit and RBI in a UNLV uniform on February 5 against Cal State Northridge.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A 2004 graduate of Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, Calif. .. Played two seasons for the Dons ... Team went 66-22 in two seasons he played there, winning the Orange Empire Conference Championship both years ... Earned All-Orange Empire honors as a catcher two consecutive years.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif. ... Was a three-year letterwinner at Long Beach Poly High School ... Earned all-league honors in 2001 and 2002 ... Team won the conference championship in 2001 and placed third in the state in 2003 ... Is a member of the Long Beach Poly High School Hall of Fame.
PERSONAL: Albert Zerega was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Los Alamitos, Calif. ... The son of Albert and Alma Zerega ... Has a sister, Alexandra (19) ... Majoring in business ... Enjoys surfing and lifting weights.