2011: Fourth-year Seminole helps give the club one of the most solid catching tandems in the country...brings added value as a switch-hitter who can jump into a pinch-hitting role.
2010: Appeared in a career-high 42 games with 22 starts and set new standards for home runs (3) and RBI (31)...batted .207...committed just one error in 198 fielding opportunities for a .995 fielding percentage...threw out 37 percent of would-be base stealers on the year...strung together a seven-game hitting streak with at least one RBI in six of those, highlighted by three, 3-RBI games...registered a hit on opening day with a eighth-inning single...earned his first start of the season in the second game of a doubleheader against Hofstra and homered to lead off the fourth...it was his first home run since Feb. 23, 2008...started the March8 game at Jacksonville and came through with an RBI in the 2-0 victory...recorded a season-high 10 putouts...started league games against Virginia and North Carolina...enjoyed a career night against Stetson on March 24, establishing career-highs with four hits and two doubles, while equaling his previous best for at-bats (5), runs (2) and RBI (3)...he was the first Seminole to record a four-hit game in 2010...matched his 3 RBI effort in the Sunday game against Virginia Tech, when his two-run homer in the seventh tied the game...hit .400 at Wake Forest with two hits in two starts...established career-highs for at-bats (6) and runs (3) in Sunday's series finale against the Demon Deacons...he doubled, tripled and finished with 3 RBI for the third time on the season...caught two innings in game one of the College World Series against TCU.
2009: Appeared in 38 games making 16 starts for the Seminoles as a sophomore...started behind the late on opening day in a 9-3 victory over Hofstra...closed out the season hitting .239 with 17 hits and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats...registered two doubles and a pair of triples en route to posting a .324 slugging percentage...tied for second on the team in triples... recorded a career-high 14 putouts from behind the plate in the regular season finale against Grambling as Mike McGee struck out 12 on May 16...hit .429 (3-for-7) in two games against Maryland...first career triple came in a game three start at Miami...tied a career-high with two hits four times in 2009 posting multiple hits against Maryland, Georgia Tech and twice against North Florida...started against Georgia Tech in the third game of the ACC Tournament going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk...scored twice in two appearances in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional...became part of school history on May 3 recording the second out and assisting on the third of a 9-2-4 triple play against Virginia Tech...threw out 40 percent of would be base stealers on the year.
2008: Made 35 appearances with five starts in his first season as a Seminole...registered a hit in his first collegiate at-bat on opening day - a game-ending two-run home run to right against Duquesne...finished the season batting .226 with seven hits in 31 at-bats... registered 13 RBI and 10 runs scored...collected 83 putouts and nine assists with just one error from behind the plate en route to posting a .989 fielding percentage...posted a career-high two hits in the first of a four game series against Savannah State...followed two days later with a career-high three RBI in a win over the Tigers...started game three of the ACC Tournament against North Carolina, playing all nine innings...registered a hit and two RBI in the win over the Tar Heels...made an all-important tag out at the plate on the back half of an inning-ending double play in the eighth... made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament including an inning of work against Stanford in the College World Series.
HIGH SCHOOL: Excelled in both baseball and football at Wesleyan School in Norcross, Ga....a switch-hitting catcher, Brunelle is very sound and consistent receiver...the Georgia native stood out in the East Cobb Perfect Game Tournament as he was part of the 16U and 18U BCS championship teams...ranked as the 63rd best prospect as a position player by Perfect Game...member of the AAU Junior Olympics World Series championship team... made the Rawlings All-Southeast Region first team...a four-year honor roll and Dean's List student...also a School Ambassador and member of the Beta Club.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Jill Brunelle...father was a two-year letterman for the men's soccer team at Clemson...accepted into the FSU Honors Program...four-time member of the Dean's List (Fall 2007, 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2010)...two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2007-08, 2008-09)...member of the 3.0 GPA Club (Spring 2008) at FSU...major is mechanical engineering...played briefly for the Bourne Braves of Cape Cod League in 2010...born on March 19, 1989.