On Poydenis: Outstanding situational hitter who is a classic hitter in the Villanova system ... Played his freshman season for the Wildcats and his sophomore year at Brevard County Community College before returning to Villanova ... Expected to play at either second base or third base during the season.
Career: Saw action in one game as a freshman at Villanova (2004 season) before transferring to Brevard County Community College ... In his return to the Wildcats in 2007 played in 32 games with 19 starts.
2007: Appeared in 32 games with 19 starts, beginning the season as the starting second baseman and also logging time at third base ... Gets on base in numerous ways, as he reached base twice as often via a walk or hit by pitch (20 times) as by way of getting a base hit (10 hits) ... Reached base safely in 18 of his 19 starts ... For the season had a .167 batting average and .370 on-base percentage ... Went 10-for-60 at the plate with nine walks and 11 times being hit by a pitch ... Had one double, one triple, one home run, 16 runs scored and eight RBI ... Hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 6-2 win over Iona ... One game earlier his RBI triple off the top of the left-center field fence tied a game against Boston College in the ninth inning.
Brevard County Community College: Chosen as a Florida Junior College All-Star in 2006 ... Named to the All-Southern Conference team ... Batted .342 and led the entire state with a .514 on-base percentage ... Also led the state with 18 times being hit by a pitch ... Chosen as the Southern Conference Academic Player of the Year.
St. Edwards High School: Played four years of varsity baseball and football ... Two-time all-state first team selection in baseball ... Also an all-state football player ... Wendy's High School Heisman winner.
Personal: Born 1/10/85 in Greenwich, Conn. ... One of four children of Karen Poydenis ... Siblings are Danny (27), Chris (24) and Kara (20) ... Brothers Danny and Chris each attended Villanova and played baseball and football, respectively ... Kara is currently a sophomore at the University ... Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish ... Chose Villanova for the quality of the baseball program.