|High School:||St. Francis HS|
Expected to start behind the plate in his final season at Cal Poly.
2013: Started 23 games and played in eight other contests behind the plate in junior season, sharing catching duties with Elliot Stewart ... a .194 hitter with three doubles, one home run (a grand slam at San Francisco on Feb. 17) and 14 RBI ... one of his doubles was a three-run shot off the wall, also at San Francisco, on Feb. 15 ... 6-for-11 with eight RBI in San Francisco series ... one error in 211 chances for the season ... hit walk-off RBI single in 13th inning of 6-5 win over UC Davis on March 30 ... his two multiple-hit games for the year were in season-opening San Francisco series ... hit .257 in road games and .333 in day games ... played summer ball for Anchorage Glacier Pilots, hitting .218 with eight doubles, a home run and five RBI.
2012: Started 46 games behind the plate as a sophomore and played in five other contests … hit .259 with 10 doubles, one triple and two home runs en route to first-team All-Big West Conference honors … knocked in 23 runs and scored 33 runs … threw out 22 of 50 would-be base stealers, tops in the Big West … picked off five additional runners, second in the conference … was hitting .184 until going 26-for-69 (.377) in last six weeks of season to boost his average 75 points ... contributed several key hits, including RBI triple in five-run ninth-inning rally against San Diego State, two-run double against Oklahoma State, two-run bases-loaded double against Loyola Marymount, two-run double against UC Irvine and three-run home run against UC Riverside … also hit solo home run against Pacific ... committed just five errors in 375 chances ... 11 two-hit games, including three in UC Riverside series … seven-game hitting streak and ended season with five-game streak … Cal Poly was 32-14 with Hoo behind the plate and 4-6 without him ... shared team's John Orton Gold Glove Award with Jimmy Allen … played summer ball for Green Bay Bullfrogs in Northwoods League, hitting .255 with four doubles, one home run and seven RBI.
2011: Hit .203 as a true freshman, playing in 31 games and starting 17, all as catcher … 13 hits included doubles against UC Riverside, Long Beach State and UC Davis … knocked in four runs on the year, including a two-run bases-loaded single in eighth inning which capped a four-run rally and knocked in the tying and go-ahead runs in a 5-4 victory at Fresno State on April 19 … committed just one error in 159 chances for a .994 fielding percentage … trio of two-hit games against Fresno State, UC Davis and Stanford … hit .259 at home and .162 on the road ... hit .417 against southpaws and .154 against righties ... played summer ball for Menlo Park Legends and hit .306 with 26 hits, including three doubles and pair of home runs with six RBI.
High School: A catcher who played for former Cal Poly Division II All-American and assistant coach Mike Oakland at St. Francis High School in Mountain View ... hit .405 as a senior with six home runs, nine stolen bases and 26 RBI with 32 hits and 24 runs scored ... earned first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League honors, was team captain and was named team defensive player of the year ... also was an All-San Jose Mercury News first-team selection (the equivalent of All-CIF-Central Coast Section) and All-State second-team selection by MaxPreps.com ... Lancers were 22-6 in 2010, finished second in the WCAL at 10-4 and earned a berth in the CIF-Central Coast Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior, hit .315 and as a sophomore earned honorable mention All-West Catholic Athletic League honors ... was the team's Kyle Spraker Golden Glove Award winner in 2009 ... has played on both the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves scout teams as well as the North-South and All-Star Scout teams ... St. Francis was 26-9 in 2009 and finished in a three-way tie for first place in the West Catholic Athletic League ... hit .175 for SLO Rattlers.
Personal: Son of Stephen and Debbie Hoo ... one brother, Michael, also a Cal Poly baseball player, and two sisters, Mollie and Kailey ... aspires to play professional baseball ... hobbies include ping pong and video games ... born February 19, 1992, in Cupertino, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology.