Prior to Stetson: Attended Miami-Dade College in 2010-11 and Marion Military Institute during the 2011-12 year ... Recorded a batting average of .281, an on base percentage of .450 and stole 11 bases in lone year at Marion Military.
High School: Graduated from West Port High in 2010 ... Named All-Marion County First Team as a senior and Honorable Mention as a junior ... Hit .519 and went a perfect 19 of 19 on stolen bases as a senior ... Hit for the cycle against Forest High during a 2010 game ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Volunteered with the Ocala Police Department ... Also played football and wrestled at West Port.
Personal: Born Michael Stuart Fernland on November 29, 1991 in Hollywood, Florida ... Son of Sandra Fernland ... Grandson of Edward and Elizabeth Fernland.