17 - Vance Otake
Vance Otake
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
High School: Maui HS
Position: Catcher

BRIEFLY: Is third on the Titans' catching depth chart behind John Curtis and Jon Wilhite.

TITANS `04: Was granted a redshirt season after having surgery to repair a torn labrum.

MAUI H.S.: A four-time letter winner at the Kahului, Hawaii-based school • Earned second-team Maui Interscholastic League honors as a sophomore and junior • Was Maui Interscholastic League Player of the Year and first-team all-state as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born on October 3, 1985, in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii • Parents are Kurt and Wanda Otake • Has a younger sister (Liana) • Would like to try acting if baseball does not work out • Says his parents have been his greatest influence • Tries to keep the No. 7 somewhere on his jersey numbers for a cousin that passed away • Enjoys longboarding, bodyboarding, fishing and diving in his spare time • Loves to sleep when he is away from the ball park • His biggest sports thrill has been being a part of the 2004 national championship team • Would enjoy seeing University of Hawaii (at Hawaii) added to the schedule • Full name is Vance Estuo Otake • Favorites ... Ivan Rodriguez (player), Atlanta Braves (team), Jessica Alba (actress), Friends (TV show), seafood and steak (food), Troy (movie).