See Joey Gardner's action shots of Delaware State at UMES on April 2, 2010.
2011: Became the first UMES baseball player in 20 years to earn First Team All-MEAC ... named ABCA All-East Second Team ... had been named Preseason All-MEAC ... earned UMES Men's Athlete of the Year ... two-time Black College Player of the Week ... with 45 games started as the Hawks designated hitter, led the team in many offensive categories, including batting average (.360), triples (9), home runs (6), total extra base hits (24), RBI (35), slugging percentage (.634), on-base percentage (.446), total bases (104) and hit by pitches (8) ... NCAA Division I leader in triples per game with 0.20 a contest, 43rd in slugging percentage ... led the team with 20 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... had team's longest hitting streak at 12 games from March 22 to April 9 ... second on the team with 19 walks, including four intentional ... stole six bases in nine attempts ... went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a triple with six RBI against Coppin State (3/26) ... had three multi-hit and multi-RBI games in a row in series sweep over Florida A&M (4/22-4/23), combining to go 7-for-11 with two triples, a home run, five runs and 10 RBI ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2010: Named Preseason All-MEAC honorable mention ... All-MEAC Second Team selection ... Started all 51 games ... Tied for the team lead in doubles (10) and home runs (three) ... Batted .293 with 49 hits and 167 at-bats ... Scored 25 runs and knocked in 25 more ... Legged out two triples and was 13-for-14 in stolen bases ... Collected 72 total bases and carried a .388 on-base percentage ... Walked 20 times and was hit by a pitch seven times ... Slugged .431 ... Had 10 multiple-hit games, including three four-high outings at Florida A&M (April 24-25) and against North Carolina Central (May 8) ... Tied for the team led with six multiple-RBI games ... Had a season-high five RBIs also against North Carolina Central on May 8 ... Had a six-game hit streak from March 24 at La Salle-April 3 against Delaware State.
2009: Named Second Team All-MEAC ... Selected to MEAC All-Tournament Team ... MEAC Rookie of the Week (March 24) ... Appeared 40 games, starting 34 ... Led the team in batting average (.381), doubles (13), slugging (.619) and on-base percentage (.486) and tied for the team lead in triples (four) and home runs (two) ... Had 43 hits, 25 runs, 29 RBIs, 20 walks and 70 total bases ... Stole 10 bases in 10 attempts ... Hit .385 against right-handed pitching, .464 with runners on base, .425 with runners in scoring position and .714 with the bases loaded ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from April 26 (versus Bethune-Cookman) to May 8 (at North Carolina Central ... Streak included two three-hit games against Longwood in a doubleheader on May 8 ... Tied for the team lead among returners in multiple-hit games with 13 ... Had seven multiple-RBI games, including three games with four each (Coppin State, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central).
2008: Missed season due to injury.
High School/Club: Earned four letters in baseball and one in basketball at Notre Dame High School ... Was named Team MVP and a member of the All-Colonial League Team ... Also part of the All-Area Morning Call and all-Area Express Times Teams ... Team earned four district playoff births ... Holds the school record for batting average (.522) ... Member of the Freemansburg Legion team in the Northampton County League ... Won the 2005 league MVP and Triple Crown ... Belted home runs in eight straight games that season.
Personal: March 19, 1988 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... Son of Sheryl and Boris Chaikowsky ... Has two sisters, Jessica and Selena ... Major is Health and Exercise Science ... On the Dean's List for three consecutive semesters.
Out Of The Park
Best sports moment: My first career home run in Little League (1998)
Person who has most influenced me: My father because he always motivates me to work harder.
Personal best non-athletic accomplishment: Making the Dean's List.
When I graduate, I plan to: Become a chiropractor.
Best advice received/favorite saying: "You have to go through hell before you can get to heaven."
Hobbies outside of sports: Lifting weights, fishing and eating.
Favorite movies: "Rocky IV."
Athletic goals for the season: Make the All-MEAC Team.
Athletic goals before graduation: Get drafted.