On Arcadia: Great all-around athlete ... Uses tremendous speed to get on base in a variety of ways and be a nuisance to opposing teams once on base ... One of the top stolen base threats in the BIG EAST ... Shows improved power ... Can play either middle infield position and is slated to start at second base ... Has a strong throwing arm.
Career: Starter in each of his first three seasons ... Has a chance to become the 10th player in school history with 200 career hits ... Owns a .297 collegiate batting average with 170 hits ... Has 23 extra-base hits (19 doubles, two triples, two home runs), 71 walks and has been hit by a pitch 32 times ... .399 collegiate on-base percentage and .347 slugging percentage ... Fourth in school history with 46 stolen bases ... Started 147 of his 149 career games, including every team game the last two years.
2007: Earned BIG EAST weekly honor roll mention on May 7 ... One of only two players to start in all 54 games ... Hit leadoff in 42 of those games ... Batted .282 with a .385 on-base percentage thanks to 61 hits, 24 walks and 14 times being hit by a pitch ... Led the team with 20 stolen bases in 26 attempts and ranked second with 44 runs scored ... Collected seven doubles and hit his first two collegiate home runs ... Drove in 25 runs ... His career-best 15-game hitting streak from April 22 through May 18 was the longest by a Wildcat all season ... Hit .407 with 24 hits and 18 runs scored during the streak ... Reached base safely in 48 of 54 games ... Second on the team with a .314 batting average against conference opponents ... Batted. 313 with runners in scoring position and .286 with two outs ... Converted 12-of-16 chances (75%) to score a runner from third with less than two outs ... Started 36 games at second base and 18 at shortstop.
2006: Named to the inaugural Diamond Five team ... One of four players on the roster to start in all 54 games on the season ... Enjoyed a breakout season as the team's leadoff hitter and starting shortstop, emerging as one of the top young players in the Big East ... Ranked second on the team with 70 hits and became the first Wildcat hitter since 1999 to score at least 50 runs ... Produced a .407 on-base percentage for the season and scored 55 times ... Batted .324 overall (70-for-216) and reached base via a walk or hit by pitch 33 other times ... Led the team with 19 stolen bases ... Tallied seven doubles, one triple and 31 runs batted in ... The top hitter on the team with runners on base ... Was almost impossible to get out in those situations, hitting .508 with runners in scoring position and .427 overall with runners on base ... Converted 13-of-17 RBI chances with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Batted .383 with two outs and was second on the team with 14 2-out RBI ... Hit .260 against conference opponents.
2005: Played in 41 games with 39 starts ... Batted .277 (39-for-141) with 24 runs scored and 16 runs batted in ... Had five doubles, drew 24 walks and struck out 36 times ... Was hit by a pitch eight times and owned a .406 on-base percentage ... Batted .244 (20-for-82) in Big East games and started 23 of 25 contests against league foes ... Reached base nearly half the time when leading off an inning (31-of-63) ... Primarily hit at the top of the order and batted .294 out of the leadoff spot ... Hit .355 (11-for-31) during a nine-game hitting streak from March 16 to April 3 ... Demonstrated his versatility by starting 21 games at shortstop, 15 as the designated hitter, two in left field and one at second base.
Lawrenceville Prep: Received four varsity letters in baseball and three in football and wrestling; Was the Star Ledger Prep Player of the Year in 2004 after batting .450 with 39 runs scored in 22 games; The 2003 Pennsylvania East-West MVP; During senior season was also a Prep school All-American wrestler and the Star Ledger Player of the Year and MAP League Player of the Year in football.
Personal: Political science major; Second of three children of Alex and Gwen Arcadia; Has a brother, Joshua (22) and sister, Brandis (17); Brother was a quarterback for the Fordham University football team; Born 9/5/85 in Jeffersonville, Pa.