One of the nation's top young players who had a breakout season last year as a sophomore, earning All-Pac-10 honors...will see action either in the outfield or at first base...hits for both power and average and is a base stealing threat...was named the team's 2009 winner of the Clint Evans Award as the Most Valuable Player and was the recipient of the Robert A. Roos Award as the team's leading hitter...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Batted a team-leading .366 (75-for-205, 5th in Pac-10, .317 vs. Pac-10) with 17 doubles (6th in Pac-10), and a team-leading 12 home runs (7th in Pac-10) and 43 RBI...also had 75 hits (6th in Pac-10), 130 total bases (6th in Pac-10), a .634 slugging percentage (6th in Pac-10), 44 runs and a .444 on-base percentage (8th in Pac-10)...had a team-high 24 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games...had a career-high 19-game hitting streak from March 9-April 10 (30-for-74, .405, 4-2B, 7-HR, 20 RBI)...went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBI April 25 versus Arizona State....was 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and three RBI April 22 at Stanford...went 5-for-10 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI April 17-19 versus Oregon...was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI April 15 at UC Davis...went 2-for-4 with two doubles at Stanford April 13...hit a home run at Washington April 9...was 2-for-3 with a double and home run April 1 versus Long Beach State...went 4-for-5 with a double March 29 versus Washington State...hit a two-run homer versus Stanford March 23 and a three-run homer versus the Cardinal March 22...was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 17 at Pacific...went 3-for-4 with an RBI March 13 versus Cal Poly...was 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI March 9 at Oklahoma...was the March 3 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 9-for-20 (.450) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in Cal's wins over Vanderbilt, at Santa Clara and three-game sweep at Long Beach State...started the season off on an 11-game hitting streak (18-for-45, .400, 4-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI), including four straight two-hit games (Feb. 27-March 4)...was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Batted .270 (17-for-63, .143 vs. Pac-10) with two doubles and six RBI in 35 games...had 12 starts in left field and three as a designated hitter as a true freshman...had a clutch RBI double in the ninth inning May 25 versus UCLA...was 6-for-14 (.455) with a double and four RBI versus Loyola Marymount Mar. 14-16...went a career-high 4-for-4 with three RBI against the Lions in game one March 15...was 2-for-3 versus Stanford Mar. 4.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Bellarmine College Prep was 2007 West Catholic Athletic League MVP, two-time first-team all-section and two-time first-team all-league...helped his team to a 35-4 record and scored the winning run of the 2006 Central Coast Section Championship...batted .365 with 12 home runs as a sophomore, had a .609 on-base percentage with 40 walks as a junior and hit .440 with 11 home runs as a senior...competed in the 2006 High School All-Star Classic in Wareham, Mass...majoring in economics...parents are David and Elaine Canha...born February 15, 1989 in San Jose, Calif.
Canha's Career Statistics YEAR AVG G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB 2008 .270 35 63 10 17 6 2 0 0 12 22 2 2009 .366 53 205 44 75 43 17 1 12 27 37 5 Total .343 88 268 54 92 49 19 1 12 39 59 7