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Doug deMarrais
Doug  deMarrais

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bernardsville, N.J.

High School:
Bernards

Last College:
Rutgers

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
C

Birthdate:
09/28/1995

Experience:
JR

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.

On deMarrais: Excellent defender behind the plate with an elite arm ... Strong and accurate thrower who is among the best catchers in the BIG EAST at controlling the running game ... Flourished in an everyday role last season and demonstrated marked improvement in his offensive skills ... Has a knack for getting on base in a variety of ways and is a good fit for the Villanova offensive system ... A versatile all-around athlete who should once again make regular contributions during the season.

2017: Played in 39 games with 37 starts in his first season at Villanova ... All of his starts came behind the plate ... Batted .228 (26-for-114) with a team-best .375 on-base percentage and a .289 slugging percentage ... Led the team with 23 walks and was tied for second with five times being hit by a pitch ... Had four doubles and a home run while scoring 10 runs and driving in 14 ... Struck out 35 times ... Had three sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies ... Drew two or more walks seven times ... Reached base safely at least once in 30 of his 37 starts ... Hit a home runs and had a season-high three RBI in a 10-1 win over Iowa ... Tied a season high with three hits at Penn State, when he went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI ... Also had multi-hit games against Saint Joseph's, Wofford and George Washington ... Had a .986 fielding percentage behind the plate with 227 putouts, 46 assists and four errors in 277 chances ... Ranked second in the BIG EAST by throwing out 21 would-be base stealers ... Threw out 34 percent of potential base stealers overall and had two pickoffs; BIG EAST: Was the team's top offensive performer in conference games, playing in all 18 league contests with 17 starts ... Led the Wildcats with a .255 batting average (13-for-51), a .391 on-base percentage and a .255 slugging percentage ... Drew nine walks and was hit by a pitch three times ... Had four runs scored and five RBI ... Reached base safely at least once in 14 of his 17 conference starts ... Hit safely in all three games at Butler, going 5-for-11 (.455) with three RBI during the series ... Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the middle game at Georgetown ... Was 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a sacrifice bunt on the last day of the season at St. John's ... Had a .985 fielding percentage (113 putouts, 17 assists, two errors) in conference play and threw out 11-of-24 potential base stealers (46 percent).

Rutgers: Member of the baseball team in 2015 and 2016 ... Appeared in 10 games and started once behind the plate as a freshman in 2015 ... Went 1-for-9 (.111) at the plate with a double, two runs scored, a walk and four strikeouts ... Walked and scored against Michigan State ... Earned a start against Columbia and had a double and a run scored in the game ... Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter against Miami (Fla.) ... Registered eight putouts and one assist without committing an error behind the plate.

Club Baseball: Played for the North Jersey Cardinals while in high school.

Bernards High School: Earned four varsity letters in both baseball and basketball ... Was a catcher on the baseball team and a power forward on the basketball team ... Named the Somerset County and the Courier News Player of the Year as a senior in 2014 ... Named first team All-State Group II as a junior and a senior ... First team All-Somerset County as a senior, and second team as a junior ... Three-time selection to the All-Skyland Conference first team from his sophomore through senior seasons, as well as being a second team pick as a freshman ... First team all-area as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Chosen as an Under Armour Preseason All-American prior to the start of his senior year ... Led his team to the most wins in school history with a 25-6 record ... Team also won three consecutive Valley Division titles in the Skyland Conference, won a North 2 Group II title and reached the Group II state finals ... Played in the New Jersey All-Star Game ... School record holder in career doubles (43), home runs (9) and runs batted in (108) ... Had over 100 career hits ... Named a Scholar-Athlete Award winner and achieved honor roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 9/28/95 in Morristown, N.J. ... Youngest of four children and the only son of Doug and Sarah deMarrais ... Has three sisters: Grace Jepsen (31), Kelly Luquet (29) and Mary deMarrais (26) ... Father played football at Rutgers and mother played basketball, field hockey and softball at Ashland ... All three siblings were collegiate swimmers; Grace at James Madison, Kelly at Virginia Tech and Mary at Connecticut ... Enjoys golfing and going to country music concerts, as well as attending sporting events ... Chose to come to Villanova because of its great academic reputation and the opportunity to continue his baseball career ... Communication.

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