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David Koczirka

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thornton, Pa.

High School:
West Chester East

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187

Position:
Third Base

Birthdate:
10/03/1988

Experience:
SO

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

On Koczirka: Hits for a high average and can drive the ball to all fields ... Still has the potential to develop more power ... Classic hitter within the Villanova system ... Plays outstanding defense at third base.

Career: Played in 102 games with 90 starts over parts of three seasons ... Received a medical redshirt for his freshman campaign in 2008 after playing in only seven games ... Has been a two-year starter at third base since then and is a career .311 (110-354) hitter with a .385 on-base percentage and a .435 slugging percentage ... Totaled 23 doubles, six triples and three home runs while registering 75 RBI ... Has also scored 48 runs while walking 39 times, being hit by a pitch 10 times and striking out 57 times ... Registered one sacrifice bunt, 10 sacrifice flies and has stolen six bases in 11 tries ... A starter at third base who can also fill in at the other infield positions ... Owns a .947 fielding percentage with 51 putouts, 164 assists and 12 errors.

2010: Returned from missing the first five games of the season to play in 49 contests with 47 starts at third base ... Batted .286 (53-185) with 10 doubles, three triples and two home runs ... Registered a .383 on-base percentage and a .405 slugging percentage ... Drew 26 walks, was hit by a pitch six times and hit five sacrifice flies ... Scored 23 runs and had 33 RBI ... Struck out 33 times ... Stole two bases in seven tries ... Compiled a .955 fielding percentage with just five errors committed in 111 chances.

2009: An injury to another player early in the season made him a starter at third base and he flourished with the opportunity ... Batted .340 (55-162) to rank second on the team in hitting and wound up playing in 46 games with 43 starts ... Hit 13 doubles, three triples and onoe home run to finish the year with a .475 slugging percentage ... Also reached base at a .396 clip with 13 walks, four hit by pitch and three sacrifice flies ... Had one sacrifice bunt and struck out 23 times in 183 plate appearances ... Drove in 39 runs to rank second on the team and scored 25 runs of his own ... Stole four bases without being caught ... Played strong defense at third base with a .940 fielding percentage and seven errors over 116 total chances.

2008: Appeared in seven games before being shut down with an injury and eventually received a medical redshirt and extra year of eligibility for the season ... Batted .286 (2-7) with three RBI ... Hit two sacrifice flies ... Struck out one time ... Delivered both of his hits against Maryland-Eastern Shore, going 2-for-3 as the designated hitter ... All three of his runs batted in for the year came on outs, including the two sacrifice flies.

West Chester East High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Team MVP and 2007 All-Area Player of the Year ... League MVP and Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania first team selection ... Played in 2006 Carpenter Cup ... Four-year varsity starter ... Batted .559 with a .630 on-base percentage and .949 slugging percentage as a senior ... Compiled a 6-1 record with 39 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched and a 1.89 ERA with a 6:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Personal: Born 10/3/88 in Thornton, Pa. ... Youngest of three children of Stephen and Linda Koczirka ... Siblings are Steve (25) and Danielle (23) ... Chose to attend Villanova because it was the best fit for him academically ... Majoring in Economics.

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