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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: An outstanding athlete during his four years on the team … Was a mainstay in right field and at the top of the batting order … Contact hitter who got on base consistently … Used his speed well both offensively and defensively … Had an above average throwing arm and terrific range getting to balls in the gaps or toward the lines … Exciting player to watch and a strong presence on the team.

Career: Played in 193 games with 178 starts during his collegiate career … Was a .245 career hitter with 167 hits in 681 at-bats … Consistent on-base threat who posted a career .345 on-base percentage and had a .289 slugging percentage … Drew 82 walks and was hit by a pitch 25 times, while striking out just 100 times over 805 career plate appearances … Had 84 runs scored and 64 runs batted in while tallying 21 doubles, three triples and a home run … stole 21 bases and was caught 11 times … Had 11 sacrifice bunts and six sacrifice flies … Played primarily in right field defensively and had a .967 fielding percentage with 369 putouts, nine assists and 13 errors.

2017: Started all 47 games Villanova played during the season … Batted .243 (46-for-189) with a .319 on-base percentage and a .280 slugging percentage … Tied for the team lead with 23 runs scored and also had five doubles, one triple and nine RBI … Drew 16 walks and struck out only 22 times in 213 plate appearances … Was hit by a pitch five times and had three sacrifice bunts … Stole six bases in seven tries and ranked second on the team in steals … Had seven multi-hit games … Opened the season by hitting safely in the first seven games, a hit streak which wound up tying for the longest on the team during the year … Went 8-for-31 with a .258 batting average during the hitting streak … Had two hits, including a double, a run scored and an RBI in the second game of the season at Norfolk State … Had a season-high two RBI in the final game of that series … Hit .533 (8-for-15) in three games against nearby rival Saint Joseph’s … Collected a pair of three-hit games versus the Hawks … Led the Wildcats to their first win of the season against Central Michigan, a game in which he went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, one RBI and his only triple of the season … Also stole a base … Had a .969 fielding percentage in the outfield with 92 putouts, one assist and three errors in 96 chances; BIG EAST: Batted .200 (14-for-70) with a .273 on-base percentage versus BIG EAST foes … Had four runs scored and two RBI while drawing five walks and striking out 12 times … Was hit by a pitch twice and stole two bases … The two steals came in the same game at Butler, when he singled, walked twice and scored two runs … Hit safely in all three games against both Georgetown and St. John’s … Went 6-for-13 (.462) in the Georgetown series.

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. … One of three sons of Derrick and Alicia May … Has an older brother, Derrick, Jr., and a younger brother, Devon … Father and grandfather, Dave May, each played in the major leagues and brother, Derrick, also played baseball at 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.