2002: Did not play as a sophomore after having shoulder surgery in the offseason.
2001: Appeared in four games as a redshirt-freshman, all out of the bullpen...longest outing came against Charlotte when he gave up just two hits in 1.1 shutout innings...recorded a strikeout against Georgia State (March 4) and posted a career-best two Ks and no earned runs against Cincinnati (March 24)...also saw action against Pepperdine (Feb. 18) when he did not allow a hit in 0.2 innings of work.
2000: Redshirted his first season at Tulane.
Summer Ball: Played two years of summer ball - with the Jackson Senators of the Cotton State League in 2000 and with the Durham Braves of the Coastal Plain League in 2001...with the Senators, earned a spot on the All-Star team and allowed just one hit in a start against 15th-seeded Nebraska in the NBC World Series to earn the victory...with the Braves, helped lead the team to the league championship.
High School: Two-year letterman at Mandeville for coach Carey Stockton...tallied a 11-4 record during his prep career and earned all-District 5-5A honors both seasons...as a senior, earned all-state and all-metro honors, and was selected to play in the state All-Star game after going 5-3 with a 1.35 ERA...tallied a 6-1 record and a 1.89 ERA as a junior...graduated first in his class with a 4.00 GPA...off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society and was recognized as a WWL A+ Athlete and U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete...voted Mr. Mandeville High by the senior class.
Personal: Born Neal Kuether Hennegan on Nov. 19, 1980 in Houston, Texas...son of Neal and Marty Hennegan...has two brothers: William and Harry; and one sister, Bridget...majoring in finance and accounting.