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Donovan May
Donovan  May


Newark, Del.

High School:
Tatnall School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182






Baseball at Saint Joseph's

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


Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure

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


Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.


Baseball vs. Manhattan

Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.

On May: One of the team's top overall athletes ... Finished his junior season on a high note and should be poised for a big year ... Capable of having success regardless of where he hits in the batting order ... Contact hitter who gets on base consistently ... Has great speed both offensively and in the outfield ... Possesses an above average throwing arm and is fearless in going after balls in the gap or towards the lines ... Exciting player who should be one of the team's leaders this season.

Career: Has played in 146 games with 131 starts in three seasons ... A career .246 (121-for-492) hitter with a .354 on-base percentage and a .293 slugging percentage ... Has 61 runs scored, 55 runs batted in, 16 doubles, two triples and a home run to go along with 66 walks, 20 hit by pitch and 78 strikeouts in 592 plate appearances ... Has 15 stolen bases in 25 tries, eight sacrifice bunts and six sacrifice flies ... Owns a .966 fielding percentage with 277 putouts, eight assists and 10 errors in the outfield.

2016: One of three players on the team who played in and started all 52 games during the season ... Finished second on the team in batting average, on-base percentage and walks, in addition to tying for second in hit by pitch ... Hit .287 (54-for-188) with a .389 on-base percentage and a .346 slugging percentage while totaling 23 runs scored and 29 runs batted in (third on the team) ... Had seven doubles and two triples ... Drew 29 walks, was hit by a pitch five times and had both four sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies ... Stole six bases in nine tries ... Struck out 30 times in 230 plate appearances ... Tallied 14 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games, including a team-best seven games with at least three hits ... Batted .381 with runners on base and .415 with runners in scoring position ... Both of those averages were the best on the team ... Had a team-high four hits (4-for-7, .571) with the bases loaded ... Batted .338 with two outs and tied for the team lead with 13 two-out RBI ... Reached base safely in each of the season's last 13 games, and during that stretch batted a torrid .435 (20-for-46) with a .509 on-base percentage, eight runs scored, 13 RBI and eight walks ... The stretch started with a non-conference game against Rutgers in which he went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and three RBI ... Earlier in the season had three-hit games against Boston College, Lehigh, Saint Peter's and St. Bonaventure ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and a double in the Lehigh game, and was 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBI, a double, a triple and a walk versus Saint Peter's ... Played excellent defense in the outfield, primarily in right field, and had 115 putouts, three assists and four errors in 122 total chances (.967 fielding percentage); BIG EAST: Batted .250 (17-for-68) with a .358 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage in conference play ... Had four runs scored, nine RBI and a double to go along with nine walks and 13 strikeouts ... Was hit by a pitch once, had two sacrifice flies and stole two bases while also being caught twice ... Recorded consecutive three-hit games against Georgetown and went 6-for-12 with two runs and four RBI in the three-game series ... Hit .333 (4-for-12) with a walk and two RBI against Xavier in the final series of the season.

2015: Started all 50 games and batted .237 (47-for-198) with a .346 on-base percentage ... Led the team with 25 walks and was second on the squad with eight times being hit by a pitch ... Scored 27 runs and had 14 RBI while recording six doubles and a home run ... Struck out only 29 times in 232 plate appearances ... Had seven stolen bases and was caught six times ... Had one sacrifice bunt ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games ... Had a career day in a win over Mount St. Mary's when he went 6-for-6 with six singles, four runs scored and two RBI ... Hit a solo home run, walked and scored three times in a win over St. Bonaventure ... Singled, walked twice, stole two bases and scored a run against Northwestern in Villanova's first win of the year ... Recorded 108 putouts, two assists and five errors in the outfield for a .957 fielding percentage; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and hit .216 (16-for-74) with a .275 on-base percentage ... Had 13 runs scored, three doubles and three RBI while drawing five walks and striking out 10 times ... Stole three bases without getting caught ... Had two stolen bases and three runs scored in a win over Butler ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the series opener at Creighton.

2014: Played in 44 games with 29 starts ... Batted .189 (20-106) while posting a .307 on-base percentage with 12 walks and seven times being hit by a pitch ... Struck out 19 times in 130 plate appearances ... Had 11 runs scored, 12 runs batted in and three doubles while stealing two bases in three tries ... Laid down three sacrifice bunts and hit two sacrifice flies ... Had five multi-hit games ... Drove in a season-high three runs and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk in a win over Temple, then went 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a double the next day at Saint Joseph's; BIG EAST: Saw time in 14 conference games with 11 starts ... Went 3-for-36 at the plate with three walks and eight strikeouts ... Had a run scored, a double and three RBI with one sacrifice bunt and one sacrifice fly.

Tatnall School: Earned four varsity letters in both baseball and football, as well as one in basketball ... As a baseball player was a first team all-conference selection all four years ... As a football player earned first team all-conference honors three straight years (sophomore through senior seasons) as both a wide receiver and defensive back ... Played at guard during his time on the basketball team.

Club Baseball: Played for the Stahl Post 30 American Legion team for four years ... The team made it to the state championship all four years and in 2012 and 2013 won consecutive state titles along the way to appearances at the Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Named an Under Armour Preseason All-American prior to the start of his junior year and was a Rawlings Preseason All-Region selection before his senior year ... Participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase in Syracuse and played for the Blue Jays Scout team.

Personal: Born 2/10/95 in Newark, Del. ... Second of three children of Derrick and Alicia May ... Siblings are Derrick, Jr. (23) and Devon (17) ... Father and grandfather, Dave May, each played in the major leagues and brother, Derrick, wrapped up his Villanova baseball career last season ... Mother played collegiate volleyball at Delaware State ... Also has an uncle who played college baseball at Delaware ... Hobbies include playing video games, drawing and playing basketball ... Also likes to dance, see movies and spend time with friends ... Chose to attend Villanova for the chance to grow as a student-athlete while receiving a quality education ... Communication major.