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David Rodgers
David  Rodgers


West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Malvern Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 184





On Rodgers: Skilled athlete with potential to grow into a bigger role on the team ... Strong defensive player on the left side of the infield ... Capable offensive player who should continue to develop as he gains more experience in games ... Will compete to earn a regular role on the team throughout the season.

2016: Saw action in five games off the bench ... Went 0-for-2 at the plate with one strikeout, one hit by pitch and two runs scored ... Was hit by a pitch against Hartford while pinch hitting in his collegiate debut ... Pinch hit and stayed in the game at shortstop in the second game of the Hartford series ... Pinch ran and scored against Penn; BIG EAST: Saw action in two games of the Creighton series ... Came in as a defensive replacement at shortstop in the series opener and went 0-for-1 with a putout in the field ... Pinch ran and scored in the second game of a doubleheader later in the series.

Club Baseball: Played for the All Star Baseball Academy during the fall of his senior year ... Every player on his team committed to playing college baseball by the end of the season.

Malvern Prep: Earned two varsity letters in baseball as a middle infielder ... Led his team in home runs and slugging percentage as a junior ... His team won league and state titles his junior and senior seasons ... Named the Mainline Athlete of the Week as a senior ... Achieved Distinguished Honors status as a freshman and a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society as a junior and a senior.

Personal: Born 6/20/96 in West Chester, Pa. ... One of four children of Ron and Mary Ellen Rodgers ... Siblings are Celia (26), Dan (25) and Allen (18) ... Brother, Dan, played college lacrosse and was a goalie at Drexel ... Enjoys playing the guitar and reading books in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for the excellent reputation of its academic programs and the strength of the baseball program ... Also noted the school's proximity to home and Augustinian background as deciding factors ... Philosophy major.