|High School:||Western Reserve Academy|
Coach Farley on Dempsey: "Joe had an outstanding season in 2006, and we think he can be even better this year. Being named MVP by his teammates was a well-deserved honor. He excelled playing in a college league in Kansas last summer, and he'll be one of the leaders of our team this season." 2006: Named to the All-Horizon League Second Team...started in all but one of his 54 games played...finished second on the team with 10 home runs, 35 RBI and 99 total bases...second with a .476 slugging percentage...tied for third with 11 doubles...posted 15 multi-hit games...finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored at Wright State (3/18)...went 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and two runs scored against Cleveland State (4/2)...drove in four on 3-of-5 hitting against Wright State (4/11)...2005: Led the Bulldogs with 51 games played...slugged a team-high four home runs...tied for third on the team in doubles and RBI's...had eight multiple-hit games...had four hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs against Dayton...hit home runs against Chicago State, UW-Milwaukee and UIC...2004: Played in 47 games, including 38 as a starter...named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...tied to for the team lead in home runs...finished fourth on the squad in slugging percentage (.452)...had a .990 fielding percentage...threw out 13 runners attempting to steal...High School: Three-sport athlete at Western Reserve Academy...baseball team M.V.P. for three straight seasons...all-conference and league co-MVP as a senior...all-area performer...batted .567 as a senior...posted a career batting average of .444...All-State linebacker in football...earned four varsity baseball letters...high school coach: Richard Hoffman...Personal: Born August 22, 1984...son of Mike and Kim Dempsey...history major.