On Stephens: Offers the team a capable bat with power off the bench ... Can fill in as a first baseman or catcher ... Has shown steady improvement as a hitter.
Career: Has played in 26 games off the bench as a pinch hitter with power potential from the left side ... Batting .185 (5-27) with a double, one run scored and two RBI ... Has been hit by a pitch once and struck out four times ... Owns a .214 on-base percentage and a .222 slugging percentage ... Tallied five putouts and one error in the field (.833 fielding percentage).
2010: Appeared in 13 games and went 2-for-13 (.154) with two RBI ... Was hit by a pitch one and struck out twice while posting a .214 on-base percentage and a .154 slugging percentage ... His two-run single in a win over Duquesne drove in the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh inning ... Had one putout and one error in the field.
2009: Played in 13 games and went 3-for-14 (.214) with a double and a run scored ... Struck out twice ... Registered first collegiate hit as a pinch hitter in a win over Niagara ... Played at first base and in the outfield and had four putouts without committing an error ... Posted a .214 on-base percentage and a .286 slugging percentage.
Bishop Eustace High School: Lettered four years in baseball and one in basketball ... Three-time baseball all-conference honoree ... As a senior earned first All-Parochial League and All-South Jersey honors ... Team MVP ... Named MVP of the Ralph Shaw Tournament ... Recipient of the Joseph Kelly Scholar Athlete Award as a junior ... Alumni Association award winner ... Presented with the Father Ralph Award, given to the student who best exemplifies the ideals of the school.
Personal: Born 7/20/89 in Marlton, N.J. ... Youngest of three children of Ed and Janice Stephens ... Siblings are Eddie (25) and Jennifer (23) ... His sister, Jennifer, was a cheerleader for four years at Rider ... Played with current teammates Tom Tesauro and Matt Szczur on the Tri-State Arsenal AAU team ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of the baseball team and strong academic reputation ... Majoring in Finance.