25 - Joel Weeks
Joel Weeks
Born: 11/30/1984
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cypress, Calif.
College: Cypress College
Position: INF
B/T: S/R
Experience: 1V

TITANS `07: Started the season as the everyday second baseman and was leading the team in hitting until he fractured his ankle on Mar. 22 at practice • Was out of the Titan lineup from Mar. 23 to May 27 when he made his return vs. Long Beach state as a defensive replacement • Did not collect a hit in six at bats (4 games including one start) after returning • Started 22 games, 19 at second base, three at third, and hit .324 (22-for-68) before his injury • Had four multiple-hit games including a 3-for-5 performance at San Diego State on Feb. 20, his season high • Had three multi-RBI games, all of which he drove in two runs • Posted a seven-game hitting streak to start the season (Feb. 2 to Feb. 16), hitting .346 (9-for-26) over that span.

EL CAMINO/CYPRESS COLLEGE: Spent his freshman season at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., then transferred to Cypress College (Cypress, Calif.) spending two seasons with the Chargers under Head Coach Scott Pickler • Hit .330 in 51 games as a sophomore (2006) for the Chargers, collecting 12 doubles, three homers and 35 RBI in 182 at bats • Made one appearance on the mound in 2006, throwing one perfect inning while collecting two strikeouts • Earned 2006 first-team All-Orange Empire Conference recognition as an infielder.

WEST TORRANCE HS: Played three years on the varsity squad at West Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif. • Played for the Warriors from 2001-2003, earning two first-team All-Bay League selections under Head Coach Harry Jenkins • Hit .444 in 2001 and .410 in 2002, but was named as an All-CIF second-team member and the Daily Breeze's Player of the Year in 2003 after hitting .390 at the plate and going 8-4 on the mound.

PERSONAL: Born on November 30, 1984, in Long Beach, Calif. • Full name is Joel Thomas Weeks • Parents are Thomas and Renee Weeks • Has one sibling (Cameron) • Majoring in communications • Says uncle Adrian Diaz is his greatest influence in life • Models his game after David Eckstein • Says his greatest sports thrill was playing in the 2007 College World Series • Favorites include: Boston Red Sox (team), Happy Gilmore, Shooter and Wedding Crashers (movies), Adam Sandler (actor) and mlb.com (website).