On Rambaud: An impact player at the top of the lineup ... Possesses tremendous aped and utilizes it effectively at the plate, on the bases and in the field ... Fits well into the Villanova offense and will play a key role this season ... Excellent defensive outfielder who can play all three positions equally well.
Career: Has played in 122 games with 86 starts and is a career .274 hitter (84-for-307) with a .366 on-base percentage and a .339 slugging percentage ... Has 60 runs scored, 31 runs batted in, 15 doubles, one triple and one home run ... Has drawn 31 walks while being hit by a pitch 16 times ... Stole 22 bases in 29 tries ... Has laid down 25 sacrifice bunts and hit four sacrifice flies ... Struck out 62 times ... Has played perfect defense at all three outfield positions, handling 252 chances without committing an error ... Fielding stats include 246 putouts and six assists.
2012: Saw action in 47 games and made 36 starts ... Batted .282 (35-for-124) with a .396 on-base percentage and a .355 slugging percentage ... Drew 13 walks and was hit by a pitch 11 times, which ranked second on the team ... Also was second on the squad with 12 sacrifice bunts ... Hit one sacrifice fly ... Stole nine bases in 12 tries ... Scored 26 runs, had 10 runs batted in and had six doubles and one home run ... Struck out 26 times ... Played flawless defense with 113 putouts and one assist ... Had eight multi-hit games ... Delivered a career-high four hits and finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk at Lafayette ... Had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored against Xavier ... Hit his first collegiate home run in a win over Chicago State ... Had three hits, two walk and three runs scored against La Salle; BIG EAST: Batted .271 (16-for-59) in conference play while starting 19 of the 21 games he appeared in ... Scored seven runs, drove in three and hit four doubles ... Drew four walks, was hit by a pitch seven times and posted a .403 on-base percentage ... Had a .339 slugging percentage ... Struck out 12 times ... Stole three bases in four tries and laid down nine sacrifice bunts, a team high in conference games ... Had 66 putouts and one assist in the field ... Went 2-for-2 with two doubles, a run scored, an RBI and was hit by a pitch twice in the first game of a series against Notre Dame ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the opener of a series against Georgetown and then was 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the second game of the series.
2011: Played in 38 games with 30 starts ... Batted .283 (28-for-99) and ranked third on the team in hitting ... Also registered a .343 on-base percentage and a .333 slugging percentage ... Walked seven times and was hit by a pitch twice while hitting three doubles and a triple ... Scored 14 runs and drove in six ... Ranked second on the team with eight stolen bases and was caught only twice ... Laid down a team-high 10 sacrifice bunts ... Tallied seven multi-hit games ... Hit .368 (7-for-19) during a five-game hitting streak from March 18-25 ... During the streak went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base in a win over St. Peter's ... Also had two hits, including a double, scored once and stole a base in a win against Manhattan ... Totaled 75 putouts and three assists in the outfield without committing an error; BIG EAST: Appeared in 22 conference games and started 21, during which he batted .254 (16-for-63) with a .347 on-base percentage and a .270 slugging percentage ... Scored six runs and drove in five with one double, seven walks and 14 strikeouts ... Was hit by a pitch twice ... Stole three bases in five tries ... Laid down six sacrifice bunts ... Matched a career high with three hits at Pittsburgh ... Batted .500 (7-for-14) during a five-game hitting streak from April 27-May 6 ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBI at Georgetown ... Batted .429 (9-for-21) over his final seven games of the year ... Counted 58 putouts and two assists in the outfield and did not commit an error.
2010: Played in 37 games with 20 starts as the team's fourth outfielder ... Batted .250 (21-for-84) while posting a .347 on-base percentage and a .321 slugging percentage ... Scored 20 runs, had 15 RBI and counted six doubles among his 21 hits ... Drew 11 walks and struck out 16 times ... Was hit by a pitch three times ... Stole five bases in seven tries ... Laid town three sacrifice bunts and hit three sacrifice flies ... Tallied six multi-hit games, including having a season-high three hits in wins over Lafayette and La Salle ... Played flawless defense in the outfield with 58 putouts, two assists and no errors in 60 chances ... Started at least three times at all three outfield positions; BIG EAST: Played in 17 conference games, starting 11, and batted .125 (5-for-40), though he posted a .260 on-base percentage with seven walks and one hit by pitch ... Scored seven runs and had five RBI while doubling twice ... Posted a .175 slugging percentage ... Struck out nine times and was caught stealing on two occasions ... Had two sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies ... Totaled 28 putouts and two assists in the field.
St. Ignatius Prep: Earned two varsity letters in baseball and one in football ... Batted .385 as a junior and .402 as a senior, when he was named his team's Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Born 1/16/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... One of two children of Stephane Rambaud and Nancy Christian ... Has a sister, Sophie (19) who attends DePauw University and is a member of the track and cross country teams ... Mother competed on the track team at Drake ... Majoring in Sociology.