Utility infielder who can fill in at either second or shortstop...Quality player who adds depth to the Aztec infielder corps.
SDSU 2004: Did not see action in his second season as an Aztec and returns for his senior season after being granted a redshirt year.
SDSU 2003: Appeared in three games in his first season at SDSU...Lone at bat came in designated hitter role vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 16...Other appearances came at second base off the bench and as a pinch runner.
Junior College: Played two seasons of baseball at Grossmont (Junior) College in La Mesa, Calif., under head coach Ed Olsen...Was a regular starter at second base over the final month of the season in 2002 after playing second, short and designated hitter earlier in the year.
High School: Three-year baseball letterman at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif...Coached there by Jim Saunders...Named to the Alameda/Contra Costa Athletic League all-league team as both a junior and senior.
Personal: Noel Albert-Lee Strane was born Oct. 6, 1982, in Oakland... Son of Albert and Cheryl Strane...Father played minor league baseball in the Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers system...Favorite athlete is Barry Bonds...A public administration major at San Diego State.