On Allen: Four-year starter who provides the team with tremendous leadership; Has a wealth of experience and will once again be one of the team's top three starters this season; Smart pitcher who finds ways to win.
2004: Pitched in 16 games (14 starts) and compiled 3-5 record with a 4.55 ERA; Logged team highs of three complete games and 85.0 innings pitched; Allowed 106 hits and 43 earned runs, while walking just 22 and striking out 40; Gave up two earned runs or fewer in seven of his starts, while averaging nearly six innings per outing; Tossed seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on February 27; Allowed eight hits and struck out three while walking none; Also pitched seven innings with no earned runs in a 3-1 triumph over Connecticut on March 27; Allowed six hits an three walks while striking out two; Posted 2-4 record and 5.98 ERA in eight conference starts.
2003: Started 11 of 15 games he pitched; Led the team in victories for the second straight season; Compiled 4-7 record with a 7.15 ERA; Pitched 61.2 innings, the third most on the team; Allowed 49 earned runs on 85 hits, striking out 32 while walking just 16; Pitched in nine Big East games; Pitched at least seven innings on two occasions; Struck out a career-high nine batters against Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 16.
2002: Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America Honorable Mention; Started seven of 15 games and went 6-1 with a 5.28 ERA; Led the team in victories; Allowed 27 earned runs in 46.0 innings; Struck out 31 with just nine bases on balls.
Boyertown Area High School: Earned two letters in baseball; Berks County Pitcher of the Year as a senior; Two-time All-Berks County selection and one-time All-Area selection; Team MVP; Posted 16-4 career record with 0.75 ERA; Struck out 150 batters in 135.0 innings; Produced 8-1 mark as a senior; Member of the National Honor Society; Area Student-Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Finance major; Younger of two children of Stephen and Suzanne Allen; Has a sister, Kathy (25) who played basketball at the University of Virginia and now coaches at Tennessee; Born 6/15/83 in Abington, Pa.