On Wendle: Excellent defensive back stop with greatly improved offensive skills ... Has been the team's primary starting catcher in each of the past two seasons ... Good throwing arm and receiving skills ... Has a knack for getting on base.
Career: Primary starting catcher during sophomore and junior seasons ... Steady receiver who has shown promise offensively ... Has played in 104 career games with 79 starts ... Can reach base in a variety of ways ... Career .226 batter but has a .337 slugging percentage ... Has 49 hits in 217 at-bats ... Also has drawn 30 walks and been hit by a pitch eight times ... Has collected five doubles, three triples and one home run ... Scored 23 runs while driving in 26 ... Career .978 fielding percentage.
2006: Starting catcher in more than 60 percent of the team's games ... Appeared in 39 games and started 33 ... Hit his first collegiate home run on March 7 in an 11-6 win over Duquesne ... Batted .188 (18-for-96) with 10 runs scored and nine runs batted in ... Produced a .298 on-base percentage with 11 walks and five times being hit by a pitch ... Successfully converted 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) of RBI opportunities with runners on third and less than two outs ... Played in 24 of the 26 Big East games with 22 starts ... Batted .175 against league competition.
2005: Played in 38 games with 31 starts ... Batted .314 (27-for-86) with four doubles and one triple ... Scored nine runs and drove in 14 ... Drew nine walks and struck out 24 times ... Was the team's leading hitter in Big East play with a .349 average (.15-for-43) in 19 games, including 16 starts ... Batted .353 with runners in scoring position ... Collected 11 multi-hit games, including three games with at least three hits ... Had three doubles, three runs batted in, one run scored and one walk against Notre Dame on April 25 ... Also went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, two runs batted in, one double and a walk against Georgetown on April 3 ... Played solid defense behind the plate and committed just seven errors in 225 chances.
2004: Started 15 of 27 games and batted .114 (4-for-35) ... Smacked two triples and drew 10 walks in only 49 plate appearances (.340 on-base percentage) ... Scored four runs and drove in three ... Handled 106 chances behind the plate with only one error for a .991 fielding percentage ... Made a team-high 11 starts at catcher in Big East games.
Avon Grove High School: Lettered three times in baseball and four times in wrestling ... Two-time first team All-Conference performer ... Earned first team All-Area baseball honors ... Team captain as a senior ... Two-time first team All-Conference wrestler and a two-year team captain ... Ranked third in school history for wrestling wins.
Personal: Secondary Education major ... Oldest of three children of Scott and Carol Wendle ... Has younger brothers Ben (18) and Joey (15) ... Born 6/24/85 in Wilmington, Del.