VILLANOVA: A 2004 Preseason All-Big East selection...Returning for his fifth season with the team...Currently attending grad school at Villanova, after graduating in May 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Economics...One of the Big East's top hitters... Has developed from a platoon player to an All-Big East performer in just three seasons.
2003- Led the Wildcats in batting average (.303), home runs (4) and RBI (32) one season ago...Played in 44 games on the season, starting in 43...Was 47-for-155 at the plate with 22 runs scored, eight doubles and four home runs...Tallied 67 total bases tying him for the team lead...Two-for-three in stolen base attempts...Started in all 25 Big East Conference games...Batted .290 (27-for-93) in Big East play with four doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI...Had 13 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games...Posted season-highs of four hits, three doubles, and four runs scored and tied a season-high with four RBI versus Temple on April 22...Also recorded four RBI on April 15 against Penn.
2002- Played in 45 games, starting in 29...Had a .282 average (31-for 110)...Registered 13 runs scored, five doubles, and eight RBI...Drew eight walks...Recorded seven multi-hit games...Had three hits in a game on three different occasions...Hit .312 (20-for-64) in Big East play, scoring seven runs, with two doubles and one RBI.
2001- Played in 34 games, starting in 18 contests...Third in the team in batting with a .349 average (22-for-63)...Registered 13 runs scored, six doubles, one home run and 10 RBI...Stole two bases in three attempts...Hit .276 (eight-for-29) in Big East play, with two doubles and four RBI.
2000- Sustained a leg injury at Miami that kept him out the remainder of the season... Received a redshirt year due to injury.
NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters for head coach Eric Frank...All CCC-South Conference in 1999...Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...Played in the American Legion East/West All-Star Game in 1999... Batted .431 with four home runs and 25 RBI as a senior...Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Currently attending grad school at Villanova, after graduating in May 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Economics... Older of two sons of Robert and Patricia Newbold...Younger brother, Michael, is a freshman at Villanova...Born 3/9/81 in Newington, Conn.