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Zander Retamar
Zander  Retamar


Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 192






Baseball vs. St. Peter's

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


Baseball vs. St. Peter's

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

On Retamar: Experienced catcher who has been one of the team's primary starters behind the plate ... Has a good skill level with a strong throwing arm ... Does a good job of working with the Villanova pitchers ... Receives pitches well and can block balls in the dirt ... Good skill hitter who fits the Wildcats offensive system ... Will have a chance to earn a role on the team during the season.

Career: Has played in 92 games with 75 starts over three seasons ... A .214 hitter (44-for-206) with 21 runs scored and 17 RBI ... Has seven doubles, 23 walks, six hit by pitch and 47 strikeouts ... Owns a .311 on-base percentage and a .248 slugging percentage ... Has two stolen bases in three tries and 13 sacrifice bunts ... Has a .980 fielding percentage behind the plate with 429 putouts, 68 assists and 10 errors in 507 total chances ... Has also thrown out 26 would-be base stealers.

2016: Played in 41 games and made 34 starts behind the plate ... Batted .186 (19-for-102) with a .272 on-base percentage and a .216 slugging percentage ... Scored 11 runs and had seven RBI, while hitting three doubles ... Drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch four times ... Struck out 28 times ... Ranked third on the team with seven sacrifice bunts ... Stole one base in two tries ... Tallied a pair of multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Saint Peter's ... Tied a season high with two runs scored in a win over Fordham, going 1-for-3 with a walk, the two runs and an RBI ... Played well defensively and had 213 putouts, 24 assists and six errors for a .975 fielding percentage ... Threw out nine would-be base stealers, including two in one game against La Salle; BIG EAST: Started 13 of the 15 conference games he played in ... Batted .195 (8-for-41) with five runs scored, two doubles and two RBI ... Drew four walks and struck out 14 times while getting hit by a pitch once ... Had three sacrifice bunts ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a hit by pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Butler ... Wound up going 4-for-9 (.444) and hitting safely in all three games of that series ... Went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in the series finale at Georgetown.

2015: Played in 28 games with 25 starts behind the plate ... Batted .269 (18-for-67) with a .372 on-base percentage and a .328 slugging percentage ... Added to his 18 hits with 10 walks and a hit by pitch ... Struck out 10 times ... Had eight runs scored, seven RBI and four doubles ... Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts ... Stole one base on one attempt ... Reached base safely in 19 of his 25 starts ... Pinch hit twice and was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in those two plate appearances ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against Bryant ... Threw out 13-of-43 would-be base stealers ... Compiled a .975 fielding percentage with 125 putouts, 30 assists and four errors; BIG EAST: Started all 11 conference games he played in ... Batted .250 (8-for-32) with four runs scored, six RBI and three doubles ... Had five walks and only four strikeouts ... Hit by a pitch once ... Drove in two runs against both Xavier and Butler ... Went 3-for-8 with two doubles, two walks and three RBI in the series against Xavier.

2014: Saw time in 23 games with 16 starts ... Batted .189 (7-for-37) with two runs scored and three runs batted in ... Had five walks and nine strikeouts ... Was hit by a pitch once and posted a .302 on-base percentage ... Started and recorded his first collegiate hit in the second game of the season at Charleston Southern ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in a 16-8 win at Temple ... Played flawless defense with 91 putouts and 14 assists behind the plate ... Had a season-high 11 putouts against both St. Peter's and Manhattan; BIG EAST: Played in four conference games with three starts ... Went 0-for-6 with two walks and four strikeouts at the plate.

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 (18) and Spencer (12) ... 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 ... Criminology major.