2010 (senior): Sat out with injury.
2009 (junior): Started 1 of 14 games...Tied for the team lead in saves (2)...Tied for second in relief appearances (13)...Recorded 17 strikeouts in 24.2 innings with 5.47 ERA and .239 opposing batting average.
2008 (sophomore): Made 18 appearances last season out of the bullpen, tied for second on the team ... Pitched a season-high four innings of relief at Villanova ... 10 of 18 appearances lasted more than an inning ... Eight appearances without allowing an earned run ... Struck out a season-high four batters on two occasions (George Mason and Notre Dame) ... Earned win over Saint Joseph's (Pa.).
2007 (freshman): Pitched in a school-record 26 games last season, all out of the bullpen... Finished in the top five for the BIG EAST in total appearances and relief appearances... Was fourth in ERA at 2.94 and won two games for the Hoyas... Struck out 40 batters over 33 2/3 innings... Held opponents to a team-best .236 batting average... Pitched a season-high three innings of relief at Seton Hall... Pitched shut-out relief in 19 of his 26 appearances... Struck out a season-high four batters on two occasions, against Davidson and Mount St. Mary's... Earned his first win as a Hoya by striking out two batters in an inning against Penn... Picked up his first BIG EAST win by striking out three batters in two innings against Pittsburgh.
Prior to Georgetown: Played all four years, and was a three-year letterwinner, at Cranford High School... All-County and All-Conference for the second consecutive season, and All-Group Two New Jersey selection his senior year while helping to lead his team to back-to-back conference championships... As a junior, helped lead his team to a state sectional championship...Also earned three letters in basketball and one in football and earned the Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal...Born: 2/8/1988.
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