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David Gulati
David  Gulati

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collegeville, Pa.

High School:
Spring-Ford

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 178

Position:
CF

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

03/21/2017

Baseball at Saint Joseph's

Villanova took on local rival Saint Joseph's on March 21, 2017 in Merion Station, Pa.

04/01/2016

Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure

Villanova opened a three-game series with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 1, 2016.

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

On Gulati: Athletic and gifted player who has become a top-notch defensive centerfielder ... Has outstanding range defensively and uses his speed well both in the field and offensively ... Has a strong throwing arm and plays the game with a great deal of energy ... Made steady strides offensively last season and has the potential to be an impact performer in the lineup ... A player to watch for the Wildcats as he enters his senior season.

Career: Has played in 128 games with 118 starts in three seasons ... Has batted .231 (95-for-412) with a .310 on-base percentage and a .318 slugging percentage ... His offensive totals include 61 runs scored and 37 runs batted in to go along with 18 doubles, six triples and two home runs ... Has drawn 43 walks and struck out 81 times ... Tallied 16 sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies, and has 14 stolen bases in 19 tries ... Excellent outfield defender with 308 putouts, 11 assists and nine errors for a .973 fielding percentage.

2017: Started all 46 games he played in and batted .240 (42-for-175) with a .325 on-base percentage and a .326 slugging percentage ... Led the team with eight stolen bases in 12 tries ... Tied for the team lead with 23 runs scored and three triples ... Also ranked third on the squad with 17 walks and was tied for fourth with six doubles ... Hit one home runs and had 14 runs batted in ... Was hit by a pitch five times and struck out 36 times ... Had one sacrifice bunt ... Collected 10 multi-hit games, including three games with at least three hits ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run, a walk and three RBI against Saint Joseph's ... Had three hits, stole a base and drove in a run against Western Michigan ... Scored a season-high three runs at Saint Joseph's ... Was among the national leaders in outfield assists with eight ... Compiled a .969 fielding percentage in center field with 115 putouts, the eight assists, and four errors in 127 chances; BIG EAST: Played in 17 conference games and hit .174 (12-for-69) with a .240 on-base percentage ... Had seven runs scored, four RBI, one double and one triple on conference play ... Drew four walks and struck out 22 times ... Was hit by a pitch twice and had one stolen base ... Tied a season high with three hits, including a triple, and scored a run at Creighton ... Went 2-for-6 with a double, a run and two RBI in the season finale at St. John's.

2016: Emerged as the Wildcats everyday centerfielder ... Played in 51 games with 50 starts and batted .253 (43-for-170) with a .328 on-base percentage and a .347 slugging percentage ... Had 26 runs scored and 18 runs batted in to go with nine doubles, two triples and a home run ... Drew 20 walks and struck out 29 times in 201 plate appearances ... Led the team with nine sacrifice bunts and also hit two sacrifice flies ... Stole four bases and was only caught once ... Tallied seven multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Reached base safely in 19 of his last 20 games, including a 17-game streak of reaching base safely from April 15 through May 15 ... Batted .274 with a .354 on-base percentage, nine walks and only seven strikeouts in the 20-game stretch to end the year ... Had a season-high three hits in a win over Dartmouth, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple ... Had a career-high four RBI and hit his first collegiate home run against nationally-ranked Florida State ... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBI, a triple, a walk and a stolen base in a win over Fordham ... Recorded a .979 fielding percentage in the outfield with 141 putouts, two assists and three errors ... Twice threw runners out trying to go from first to third on hits to the outfield; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and batted .224 (15-for-67) with a .288 on-base percentage ... Had 11 runs scored, three doubles and three RBI while drawing six walks and striking out seven times ... Went 4-for-12 (.333) with four runs scored, a double and two walks in a series against Seton Hall.

2015: Played in 31 games with 22 starts ... Batted .149 (10-for-67) with a .219 on-base percentage and a .224 slugging percentage ... Had 12 runs scored and five runs batted in to go with three doubles and a triple ... Drew six walks while striking out 16 times ... Stole two bases in as many tries ... Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over La Salle ... Tallied 52 putouts, one assist and two errors in the outfield for a .964 fielding percentage; BIG EAST: Started all 10 of the conference games he appeared in and batted .179 (5-for-28) with six runs scored, four runs batted in, two doubles and a triple ... Had four walks and five strikeouts ... Tripled and scored two runs in a win over St. John's to finish a series in which he scored four runs in two games ... Doubled in consecutive games against Butler and Seton Hall.

Spring-Ford High School: Played three sports and earned a total of nine varsity letters, including four in soccer, three in baseball and two in football ... Was a shortstop and an outfielder for the baseball team ... Earned first team all-area accolades as a senior and was previously a second team all-area choice as both a sophomore and a junior ... Named the MVP of both the baseball and the soccer teams ... As a soccer player was a first team all-area choice as a senior and a second team all-area pick as a junior ... Holds the school record for longest field goal in football with a successful 52-yard attempt ... Named a first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection as both a junior and a senior ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 10/7/95 in Lausanne, Switzerland ... Oldest of four children of Jack and Loretta Gulati ... Siblings are Owen (19), Brett (15) and Cassidy (13) ... Father was a wrestler in college at West Chester ... Hobbies include snowboarding and collecting hats ... Chose to attend Villanova for the quality of the degree and the great baseball program ... Communication major.

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