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Adam Goss
Adam  Goss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Episcopal

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
LF/SS

Birthdate:
09/30/1993

Bats/Throws:
L/R

05/18/2013

Wildcats Complete Sweep of Georgetown, End Season With 11-1 Victory

Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs

04/30/2013

Wildcats Edged By Temple, 7-6

Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova

04/21/2013

Jones and Beermann Power Wildcats Past Cincinnati, 12-4

Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series

04/20/2013

Wildcats Blanked By Cincinnati, 4-0, in Second Game of Series

All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning

04/12/2013

Defense Falters Late as Wildcats Lose to Connecticut, 4-3

All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings

04/01/2016

Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure

Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

04/12/2015

Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. Manhattan

Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.

On Goss: Four-year starter and two-time All-BIG EAST selection … Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior in 2015 and was a second team selection as a senior one year later … At the time of his graduation, was tied for fifth in school history with nine career triples and was also ranked ninth in walks (101) and 11th in games played (194) … Had a knack for getting on base in a variety of ways and posted a .394 career on-base percentage … Capable hitter out of the leadoff spot in the batting order who showed power from the left side of the plate.

Career: Played in 194 career games with 163 starts … Batted .255 (157-for-615) and reached base via a walk or hit by pitch (combined 146 times) almost as many times as he did via a hit … Drew 101 walks and was hit by a pitch 45 times, compared with striking out just 115 times in 777 plate appearances … Owned a career .396 on-base percentage and a .354 slugging percentage … Had 108 runs scored and 67 runs batted in … Totaled 28 doubles, nine triples and five home runs … Had 28 stolen bases in 41 tries … Collected 12 sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies … Was primarily a starter during his career but also had success in a pinch hitting role … Tallied a .552 on-base percentage in 29 career plate appearances as a pinch hitter … That included going 8-for-21 (.381) with five walks, three hit by pitch and six RBI … Played second base, shortstop, third base and the corner outfield spots during his career … Compiled a .954 fielding percentage with 277 putouts, 94 assists and 18 errors in 387 total chances.

2016: Earned All-BIG EAST honors for the second straight year and was a second team all-conference selection … Started all 51 games he played in and batted .261 (52-for-199) with a .377 on-base percentage and a .397 slugging percentage … Led the team and ranked sixth in the BIG EAST with 33 walks … Also was hit by a pitch five times and struck out just 29 times in 242 plate appearances … Had 30 runs scored and 23 RBI while collecting 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs … Led the team in triples and was second in doubles … Stole 10 bases in 13 tries … Had 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games … Went 2-for-5 with a double, walk, hit by pitch and season-high three RBI against Boston College … Had a double and his first home run of the season at Florida State … Reached base in all four of his plate appearances against Penn, going 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and two walks … Totaled 92 putouts, 26 assists and six errors (.952 fielding percentage) in the field while playing both left field and shortstop … Made 37 starts in left field and 14 at short; BIG EAST: One of three players on the team to hit over .300 in conference play … Started all 18 BIG EAST games and led the conference with 89 plate appearances during league play … Also ranked third in conference games in walks, ninth in on-base percentage and 10th in slugging percentage … Batted .301 (22-for-73) with a .420 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage … Led the team with 15 runs scored and six doubles … Also had two triples, a home run and 10 RBI … Drew 15 walks and only struck out 10 times … Had five stolen bases without getting caught … Had a season-high three hits in the series opener at Seton Hall … Went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk and two RBI in that game … Batted .429 (6-for-14) in consecutive conference series against Seton Hall and Creighton, including three straight multi-hit games versus Creighton.

2015: First team All-BIG EAST selection as an outfielder … Played in 49 games with 48 starts and had a breakthrough season in which he grew into being one of the Wildcats top offensive performers … Batted .326 (60-for-184) for the season with 12 doubles, four triples and a home run … Led the team with a .436 on-base percentage and ranked second on the squad with a .451 slugging percentage … Also led the team with 41 runs scored and 13 times being hit by a pitch, while ranking second or tied for second in walks (23) and stolen bases (13) … Drove in 24 runs and struck out only 30 times in 224 plate appearances … Had four sacrifice bunts … Tallied 19 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … Reached base safely in 45 of the 49 games he played in, including a streak of 22 consecutive games to end the season … In that 22-game stretch batted a team-high .350 (28-for-80) with a .490 on-base percentage, a .513 slugging percentage, 16 walks, six hit by a pitch and only 14 strikeouts in 104 plate appearances … Had eight games with three hits on the year and four games in which he stole two bases … Led the team with six outfield assists and finished the season with a .989 fielding percentage (81 putouts, six assists, one error) in 88 total chances; BIG EAST: Tied for the BIG EAST Lead in runs scored during conference games … Started all 18 regular season conference games and batted .324 (22-for-68) with a .439 on-base percentage and a .471 slugging percentage … Had 18 runs scored and nine RBI to go along with six doubles, two triples, 11 walks, three hit by pitch and 15 strikeouts … Stole four bases in as many tries … Had three hits and a career-high four RBI at St. John’s … Tied a career-high with three walks in a win over Xavier … Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored against Seton Hall in the second game of a doubleheader.

2014: Continued to get on base consistently in numerous ways … Appeared in 48 games with 34 starts and finished the season with 26 hits, 21 walks and 20 times being hit by a pitch … Batted .203 (26-128) while posting a .394 on-base percentage (third on the team) … Scored 21 runs and had 12 runs batted in … Hit three doubles and two triples … Struck out only 23 times in 172 plate appearances … Had two stolen bases, two sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Reached base safely in 27 of his 34 starts … Drew three walks in a game twice during the year and had three games being hit by a pitch two times … Reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch eight times in 14 pinch hitting opportunities (.571 on-base percentage) … Compiled a .931 fielding percentage with four errors in 58 chances; BIG EAST: Played in 18 conference games with 13 starts … Batted .200 (10-50) with a .375 on-base percentage thanks to drawing seven walks and being hit by a pitch seven times … Struck out only six times in 66 plate appearances … Had seven runs scored, seven RBI, two doubles, one stolen base and two sacrifice bunts … Went 3-for-5 in a series at Georgetown and finished the year by going 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI against Butler.

2013: Played in 46 games with 30 starts … Made 27 starts at second base, two at shortstop and one as the designated hitter … Batted .183 (19-for-104) but drew 24 walks and ranked fourth on the team with a .368 on-base percentage … His walk total was third on the team and he was also hit by a pitch seven times … Scored 16 runs and had eight runs batted in … Hit one double and one home run … Struck out 33 times … Stole three bases in five tries … Delivered three sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly … Hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning of a 5-3 victory over La Salle ... Had six games in which he reached base multiple times by means other than a hit (walk, hit by pitch) … Played strong defense up the middle and had a .941 fielding percentage with 57 putouts, 55 assists and seven errors; BIG EAST: Batted .154 (8-for-52) with a .343 on-base percentage while playing in 21 conference games with 14 starts … Drew 10 walks and was hit by a pitch five times while striking out 17 times … Scored five runs and had one RBI … Went 1-for-2 in stolen base tries and laid down two sacrifice bunts … Reached base three times in the series opener against Seton Hall (2-for-3, HBP) … Went 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch, run scored, RBI and a stolen base against Louisville.

Episcopal High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball and one in wrestling … Also played football as a quarterback and cornerback … As a baseball player was a three-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection (2010, 2011, 2012) and a two-time All-SPC South Zone pick (2011, 2012) for an Episcopal team which won three consecutive SPC titles from 2010-12 … As a senior in 2012 was named to the SPC All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the Houston 5A Baseball All-Private School Team … Chosen to play in the Texas Private School Coaches Association All-Star Game … Chosen as his team’s Most Improved Player as a sophomore and was the team MVP as a senior … Batted .505 with a .600 on-base percentage and an .813 slugging percentage during his senior season … Had 28 stolen bases to go along with 46 runs scored, 36 runs batted in, 13 doubles, six triples and one home run for the season … Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years and was presented with the Climb Award in Math as a senior.

Personal: Born 9/30/93 in St. Louis, Mo. … Older of two sons of John and Mary Goss … Has a younger brother, Matthew … Father played baseball at Wyoming from 1980-83 and was an outfielder … Psychology major.

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