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Kris Molloy

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hillsborough, N.J.

High School:
Hillsborough

Last College:
Massachusetts

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170

Position:
CF

Birthdate:
09/19/1983

B/T:
R/R

On Molloy: One of the top defensive centerfielders in the Northeast ... Displays outstanding range and speed in the field ... Crafty leadoff hitter who can reach base in a variety of ways ... Dangerous on the base paths and constant stolen base threat ... Had a breakthrough senior season.

Career: Played three seasons with the Wildcats after transferring from the University of Massachusetts ... Started all but three of the 144 games he played in ... Career .292 hitter at Villanova with a .371 on-base percentage ... Had 142 hits in 486 at-bats and scored 100 runs ... Ranks third in Wildcat history with 47 stolen bases ... Struck out just once every 10.2 plate appearances ... Had 13 doubles, seven triples and three home runs with 63 runs batted inn ... Drew 48 walks and struck out only 57 times.

2006: Third team All-Big East selection ... Named to the Philadelphia Diamond Five team ... Diamond Five Player of the Week on March 20 ... Chosen for Big East weekly honor roll on February 20 and March 20 ... Emerged as a professional prospect with easily his best collegiate season ... Played in every game while ranking second on the team with a .356 (62-for-174) batting average and 14 stolen bases ... Had a .410 on-base percentage and a .471 slugging percentage ... Struck out just 18 times in 205 plate appearances ... Led the team with five triples, a total that matched the most by any Wildcat hitter in the past 20 years ... Also had four doubles, two home runs and 10 sacrifice bunts (second on the team) ... Batted .393 against lefties and hit .396 with two outs ... Second best percentage on the team in opportunities to advance runners (60.6 percent) ... Hit .303 with 11 runs scored and 11 runs batted in during Big East play ... Once again showcased his outstanding defense in centerfield, ranking third on the team with 149 putouts ... Team captain.

2005: Played in 40 games with 38 starts; Batted .246 (32-for-130) with two doubles, two triples and one home run ... Produced a .327 on-base percentage thanks to 12 walks and four times being hit by a pitch ... Scored 28 runs and drove in 13 ... Ranked second on the team with 14 stolen bases in 20 tries ... Crushed his first collegiate home run on March 4 in a stunning 11-1 victory over No. 8-ranked Florida ... Had three hits and collected a career-high five RBI in that game ... Registered eight multi-hit games ... Reached base 45.9 percent of the time (17-of-37) when leading off an inning, the second-best mark on the team ... Villanova was 8-4-1 when he batted in the leadoff spot ... Played for the Middletown Monarchs of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation during the summer season ... Helped lead the Monarchs to a 26-10-2 record and the regular-season league title ... Batted .301 in 36 games with a sterling .412 on-base percentage ... Stole 24 bases and reached base via a hit or walk 22 times.

2004: Started all 50 games played and batted .262 (48-for-183) with 35 runs scored and 26 RBI ... Led team with 19 stolen bases and 86.4% success rate ... Recorded 12 multiple-hit games, including three games with three hits ... Committed just three errors in 126 chances ... Collected seven doubles, drew 23 walks and was hit by a pitch seven times ... Batted in the leadoff spot 42 times in his 50 starts.

University of Massachusetts: Played for the University of Massachusetts ... Saw action in 24 games (seven starts) and scored nine runs while stealing six bases in seven attempts.

Hillsborough High School: Lettered four times in wrestling, three in baseball and twice in football ... Received All-State honors in baseball and football as a junior and senior ... A four-time All-County wrestler ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Liberal Arts/Economics major ... Younger of two sons of George and Kathy Molloy ... Brother, Brett, played football at Catholic University ... Born 9/19/83 in Somerville, N.J.

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