Jackson Memorial senior right-hander Chris Hawryluk signed a National Letter of Intent Tuesday to continue his baseball career at Monmouth University.

Hawryluk is heading into his third varsity season with the Jaguars on the diamond and has starred both on the mound as a pitcher and at the plate as a first baseman. This past season, he hit .444 with five doubles, a triple and three home runs while knocking in 21 runs and scoring 24. He also posted a .550 on-base percentage and .622 slugging percentage from the middle of the Jaguars order.

Hawryluk missed some time on the mound in 2015 due to shoulder discomfort but still managed to post a 2.91 earned-run average over 33 1/3 innings. As a sophomore, he struck out 25 and walked only seven in 34 2/3 innings as a first-year varsity player on a Group IV championship team.

In addition to being one of the top returning players for the defending Ocean County champion Jaguars, Hawryluk also returns as the top scorer on the Jackson Memorial basketball team, which tips off its season on Friday.

Hawryluk joins infielder Johnny Zega of Middletown South as Shore Conference natives in Monmouth University's Class of 2016 high school recruiting class and Jackson Memorial classmate Kyle Johnson (Rider) as a Division I baseball recruit.