On Buckwalter: Provides a solid option at first base both offensively and defensively ... Capable of being one of the team's stronger bats off the bench ... Has the potential to hit for power ... Can also play the corner outfield positions.
Career: Has seen action in 22 games with six starts ... Batting .194 (6-31) with a .333 on-base percentage and a .290 slugging percentage ... Has one double, one triple, five runs scored and three RBI ... Walked seven times and struck out 11 times ... Tallied one sacrifice fly ... Played flawless defense with 35 putouts and two assists.
2010: Batted .207 (6-29) in 17 games (six starts) with a double, triple, four runs scored and three RBI ... Drew six walks and struck out nine times ... Hit one sacrifice fly ... Finished the year with a .333 on-base percentage and a .310 slugging percentage ... Registered the first two hits of his collegiate career in a win over nationally-ranked Kansas State, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run in the game ... Handled all 32 chances at first base (30 putouts, two assists) without committing an error.
2009: Saw action in five games before being granted a medical redshirt for the remainder of the year ... Went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored at the plate ... Struck out twice ... Had five putouts and no errors in the field.
Central Dauphin High School: Four-year letterwinner playing first base and right field and also pitching ... Mid-Penn All-Star ... Chosen to the Big 11 second team ... As a junior batted .517 with six home runs and 33 RBI ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 3/7/90 in York, Pa. ... Only child of David and Carol Buckwalter ... Father, uncle and grandfather all were collegiate student-athletes ... High school teammate of current Wildcat Kevin Crimmel ... Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to play Division I baseball and for its elite academic reputation ... Majoring in Liberal Arts ... Hopes to one day be a physical therapist.