On Terpak: All-BIG EAST Candidate ... MLB Draft Candidate ... One of the most dangerous bats on the team ... Hits for a high average and is a potent power hitter ... Playing his second season for Villanova after transferring from St. Petersburg College ... Entering his final year of eligibility ... Will play at first base and occasionally in the outfield.
Career: Played one season at Florida Atlantic and one season at St. Petersburg College before transferring to Villanova ... As a freshman at Florida Atlantic in 2005 played in 28 games with 12 starts ... Batted .205 with two homers, four runs batted in and seven runs scored ... Drew nine walks, struck out 13 times and had a .340 on-base percentage ... Team advanced to NCAA Regional ... Played in all but one game for the Wildcats in 2007, starting all 53 of his appearances.
2007: Started all 53 games he played in and hit .307 with team-highs of eight home runs and 48 RBI ... Led the team with a .532 slugging percentage ... Had 24 extra-base hits with 10 doubles, six triples and eight home runs ... Scored 41 runs, drew 19 walks and had a .371 on-base percentage ... Stole seven bases in eight tries, with a knack for taking an extra base in key situations ... Overcame a .132 slump (5-for-38) through the first 10 games to hit .347 the rest of the way ... Led the team with 13 multi-RBI games and a .321 batting average against Big East pitching ... Had the team's only hit in Big East Tournament opener against Louisville, a one-out single in the ninth inning that broke up a no-hitter and tied the score 1-1.
Taravella High School: All-state and all-county selection in 2004 ... Batted .387 with five home runs, 35 RBI and 35 runs scored ... Chosen as a Scholar-Athlete by the Miami Herald.
Personal: Born 10/12/85 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Younger of two sons of Michael and Rhonda Terpak ... Has an older brother, Bryan (25) ... Father played baseball at Ithaca for four years and brother for two years at Palm Beach Atlantic ... Majoring in Finance.