4 Zander Retamar
Zander  Retamar


Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 181






Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.


Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.

On Retamar: Highly-skilled receiver who demonstrated his abilities in all aspects of catching last season ... Does an excellent job of working with the pitching staff ... Has a good approach to his offensive game and has the potential to earn his way into the lineup on a regular basis.

2014: Played in 23 games with 16 starts ... Batted .189 (7-for-37) ... Owned a .302 on-base ... Scored two runs and hit in three ... All seven of his hits came as singles ... Drew five walks and struck out nine times ... Picked off three runners behind the dish ... Tallied two hits, three RBI and a HBP at Temple on April 22 ... BIG EAST: Appeared in four conference contests with three starts ... Went 0-for-6 at the plate with two walks and four strikeouts ... Tallied 14 putouts behind the plate.

Club Baseball: Played three summer seasons for the South Florida Bandits ... As a senior was chosen to play for a summer team that competed in the Big League World Series ... Led that team to a state title and the Regionals, where the team was defeated by eventual World Series champion South Carolina in a Regional final game.

Pope John Paul II High School: Earned first team all-district honors at catcher as both a junior and a senior ... As a senior was selected to play in the Palm Beach County Senior All-Star Game and also received Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention accolades ... Was his team's captain and MVP as a senior ... Presented with the Varsity Baseball Coaches' Award as a junior ... Had a career .314 batting average with a .414 on-base percentage ... As a senior threw out 64 percent of would-be base stealers and committed just two passed balls for the season ... Played his first two years of high school ball at North Broward Prep and helped lead the team to the state final four as a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society and as a junior won the Honors Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry Excellence Award.

Personal: Born 2/11/95 in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Oldest of three sons of Richard and Susan Retamar ... Has two younger brothers, Grant (17) and Spencer (11) ... Enjoys watersports and fishing in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for its outstanding academic programs and for the chance to be a part of a successful baseball program ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and has yet to declare a major.


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