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6 Christian Hlinka
Christian  Hlinka


Frenchtown, N.J.

High School:
Delaware Valley Regional

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 160



  • Enrolled in July 2017 at UVA after graduating a year early
  • Had .400 career batting average
  • Three-time First-Team All-County and All-Skyland Conference honoree
  • Led team to first state sectional championship in 57 years in 2016
  • Broke program’s single-season RBI record his freshman year and set the record again his sophomore year; finished with 70 career RBI
  • Was two-time team captain in baseball and also was a team captain in basketball
  • Twice named team MVP
  • Played outfield and shortstop and pitched while in high school
  • Coached by Marty White
  • Played three years on basketball team (forward) and averaged 11 points per game
  • Led team to the 2017 conference championship and its first district tournament finals appearance
  • Member of National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll


  • Son of Vasil and Joanne Hlinka
  • Has one brother, Matt
  • Father played baseball at Saint Peter’s
  • Comes from athletic family: cousin (Michal Hlinka) is a professional hockey player in Czech Republic; cousin Brandon Becker wrestled at Indiana University, cousin Robert Becker wrestled at George Mason University, and Brandon Becker is a professional MMA fighter; cousin Vicky Becker was an alternate for the U.S. women’s field hockey team.



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