26 Donovan May
Donovan  May

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Newark, Del.

High School:
Tatnall School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/10/1995

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
L/R


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.

04/12/2015

Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

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

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. Manhattan

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

03/07/2014

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's

Villanova defeated Saint Joseph's, 8-2, on March 7 in the Villanova Baseball Classic.

On May: Came into his own last season as an everyday starter in the outfield … Terrific defensive player who developed his offensive skills and did a good job of getting on base … Led the team in walks a year ago and should continue to get better offensively … Capable of hitting near the top of the lineup and being a catalyst for the offense … Possesses an above average arm in the field.

Career: Has played in 94 games with 79 starts in two seasons … A career .220 (67-for-304) hitter with a .332 on-base percentage and a .260 slugging percentage … Has 38 runs scored, 26 runs batted in, nine doubles and a home run to go along with 37 walks, 15 hit by pitch and 48 strikeouts … Has nine stolen bases in 16 tries, four sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies … Owns a .965 fielding percentage with 162 putouts, five assists and six errors in the outfield.

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. (22) and Devon (16) … Father and grandfather, Dave May, each played in the major leagues and brother, Derrick, is a senior playing for Villanova … 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.

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