As a junior (2011) Went 4-for-11 with two doubles and two RBIs in the ACC Tournament Had an eight-game hitting streak from April 15 through April 29 and batted .343 (12-for-35) with a double, a home run and five RBIs during the streak Began the season by collecting two hits, drawing a walk and driving in three Feb. 18 in the season opener vs. Elon Went 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of two-out RBI hits March 5 in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Penn State Drew a career-high four walks and scored a season-high three runs March 16 vs. George Mason Had two hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in four runs in four at-bats March 29 at UNC Greensboro Went 3-for-5, homered, scored a season-high four runs and drove in two runs April 3 in the finale of the Wake Forest series Went 3-for-6 with a double, a tape-measure home run and two RBIs on April 9 in the second game of the Miami series Went 3-for-4 with a home run April 24 in the finale of the Virginia series Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI on May 28 vs. Clemson in the third round of the ACC Tournament.
As a sophomore (2010) Led the team with 77 RBIs, which tied for fifth-most in a single season in school history Set a school record with four grand-slam home runs, two shy of the NCAA record for an individual Had two of the team's three five-hit games in 2010 Drove in six runs in a game twice Went 6-for-11 with three doubles, a triple and nine RBIs in the season-opening La Salle series Feb. 19-21 Drove in three runs and scored four in the opener vs. La Salle with a single, double, triple and a walk Had a career-high six RBIs in the second game of the La Salle series with a single and two doubles Went 5-for-7 with a double and three RBIs, including the game-winner in the 11th inning, on Feb. 23 vs. Campbell Went 5-for-5 with a double, a grand-slam home run and six RBIs on March 4 vs. Xavier Had six hits in nine at-bats in the first two games of the Clemson series, including a 4-for-4 game in the series opener Had five hits in nine at-bats in the first two games of the Miami series, March 26-27 Belted a grand-slam homer, his second of the year, in the bottom of the seventh inning on April 4 vs. Virginia to lift NC State to a 7-6 victory Went 3-for-4 with an RBI on April 9, and 2-for-6 with a grand-slam home run and six RBIs on April 10 in the first two games of the North Carolina series The grand slam was his second in a span of five games and his third of the season Had a five-game hitting streak April 3 through April 10 and batted .444 (8-for-18) with two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBIs during the streak Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs on May 7 in the opener of the Towson series Had an eight-game hitting streak April 23 through May 7 and batted .364 (12-for-33) during the streak Had just three hits in the Florida State series May 14-16, but two were home runs, a two-run shot and a grand slam, accounting for six of his seven RBIs vs. the Seminoles The grand slam vs. Florida State was his fourth of the year, extending his own school record Went 3-for-6 and drove in three runs in NC State's first-round victory over Clemson in the ACC Tournament, then went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in the championship game loss to Florida State Went 7-for-18 with a home run and eight RBIs in NC State's four games in the ACC Tournament
As a freshman (2009) Broke into the lineup two weeks into the season and wound up leading the team in batting and slugging Also led the team with 14 multiple-hit games Finished the season on a strong note, batting .378 (17-for-45) in his last 12 games, with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs Had a six-game hitting streak from April 26 through May 6, and batted .476 (10-for-21) with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs during the streak Got his first collegiate hit February 27 with a fourth-inning pinch-single in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Hofstra Got his first start of the season March 4 vs. Villanova and made the most of the opportunity, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a season-high four RBIs Started the finale of the Miami series and went 2-for-4 with a double Had four hits, including two doubles, in seven at-bats during the Wake Forest series March 20-22 Went 5-for-12 in the Virginia Tech series March 28-29 Matched his career best with three hits in five at-bats in the second game of the April 4 doubleheader at Boston College Went 2-for-3 with two home runs May 1 vs. Campbell Went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the first game of a May 3 doubleheader vs. North Carolina Central Went 5-for-7 with a double and an RBI in the final two games of the Clemson series May 15-16
Summer league Spent his second conseuctive summer with the Forest City Owls of the Coastal Plain League in 2010 and helped lead the Owls to their second consecutive league championship by hitting .286 with two doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs in 17 games Played for Forest City in 2009 and batted .298 with three doubles, two home runs and 15 RBIs in 28 regular-season games Helped lead the Owls to the `09 CPL championship and a final 51-9 record Batted .421 (8-for-19) in five playoff games in `09, all victories by Forest City Forest City was 46-10 combined in 2009 and 2010 when Ciencin was in the lineup
High school Named first-team all-state and first-team all-county by The Newark Star-Ledger as a senior in 2008 Also named Union County player of the year Batted .506 with 17 doubles, nine home runs, 41 RBIs and 13 steals in 15 attempts for Cranford High School Set school career records with 146 runs scored, 137 RBIs, 61 doubles and 20 home runs, while batting .473 for his four-year career Batted .441 with 19 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 39 RBIs as a junior in 2007 to earn first-team all-conference and first-team All-Union County honors Named second-team all-state by the Associated Press and county player of the year by The Newark Star-Ledger Helped lead Cranford to a 26-5 record, the county championship and a berth in the Group 3 state championship game Went 5-for-15 with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBIs in five state tournament games Was first-team all-county and all-conference as a sophomore Batted .438 with two homers, 25 RBIs and 14 steals in 16 attempts Second-team all-county and first-team all-conference as a freshman after hitting .505 with five home runs, 32 RBIs, and 15 steals
Personal Majoring in technology education Has a brother who played baseball at Bloomfield College Father played football at Lees-McRae Junior College