Zander Retamar
Zander Retamar

Player Profile

Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 173






Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.

On Retamar: Possesses tremendous catching skills ... Has a strong and accurate arm and is still adding strength ... Showed during the fall season that he was very comfortable working with the pitching staff ... Does a good job of receiving the ball and blocking pitches.

2014: Played in 23 games with 16 starts ... Batted .189 (7-for-37) ... Owned a .302 on-base ... Scored two runs and hit in three ... All seven of his hits came as singles ... Drew five walks and struck out nine times ... Picked off three runners behind the dish ... Tallied two hits, three RBI and a HBP at Temple on April 22 ... BIG EAST: Appeared in four conference contests with three starts ... Drew two walks, but no hits ... Struck out four times.

Club Baseball: Played three summer seasons for the South Florida Bandits ... As a senior was chosen to play for a summer team that competed in the Big League World Series ... Led that team to a state title and the Regionals, where the team was defeated by eventual World Series champion South Carolina in a Regional final game.

Pope John Paul II High School: Earned first team all-district honors at catcher as both a junior and a senior ... As a senior was selected to play in the Palm Beach County Senior All-Star Game and also received Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention accolades ... Was his team's captain and MVP as a senior ... Presented with the Varsity Baseball Coaches' Award as a junior ... Had a career .314 batting average with a .414 on-base percentage ... As a senior threw out 64 percent of would-be base stealers and committed just two passed balls for the season ... Played his first two years of high school ball at North Broward Prep and helped lead the team to the state final four as a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society and as a junior won the Honors Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry Excellence Award.

Personal: Born 2/11/95 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Oldest of three sons of Richard and Susan Retamar ... Has two younger brothers, Grant (16) and Spencer (10) ... Enjoys watersports and fishing in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for its outstanding academic programs and for the chance to be a part of a successful baseball program ... Has yet to declare a major.


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