34 - David McDonald Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Bat/Throw: R/R
Position: Infield photo         A promising player who is coming off a solid freshman season ... Made the conversion from third base to first base prior to the 2002 season ... Saw action there last year, including 12 starts ... Has shown tremendous improvement defensively ... Joins with left-handed hitting senior Chris Winterfeldt to solidify the position ... Made changes offensively during the fall that should help him make more contact at the plate ... Could gain added playing time with continued improvement ... Brings power to the lineup ... Ten of his 18 hits last season went for extra bases ... Has a big body and good strength ... Is expected to be a key player in the offense against left-handed pitching ...

2001-02: Was 7-for-13 (.538) at the plate in his first five collegiate games ... Five of his seven hits during that stretch went for extra bases - three doubles and two home runs ... Saw action in a total of 28 games ... Got 12 starts at first base and four as the designated hitter ... Hit .300 with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs ... Drove in five runs and scored 14 ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and home run in a win against Western Michigan ... Had a single, homer and two RBIs during a loss to UNC Wilmington ... Drew three walks in a game against James Madison at English Field ... Collected three hits, including a pair of doubles, in a game against Georgetown ... Also scored two runs in that game ... Ended up batting .333 in games that he started ...

High School: Was named the Male Athlete of the Year at Chaparral High for the 2000-2001 school year ... Helped the baseball team to the 4A state semifinals as a senior ... Was also a starter on the school's state championship football team ... Lettered three seasons in baseball as a third baseman for Coach Jerry Dawson ... Hit .453 in 2001 with 14 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 42 RBIs ... Scored 40 runs and had a .534 on-base percentage ... His team won the Horizon National Invitation Tournament, which included 24 teams from around the nation ... Was named to the Arizona Senior Sun Belt Team and earned all-city and all-region honors ... Drove in 37 runs as a junior when he batted .456 with 12 doubles and seven home runs ... Scored 29 runs and had an .845 slugging percentage ... Baseball team won state championships his junior and sophomore years and posted a three-year record of 86-15 ... Football squad went 28-0 and won back-to-back state titles his junior and senior seasons ... Participated in ice hockey on the club level from 1993-98 ...

Personal: David Michael McDonald ... Born 9/20/82 in Lynchburg, VA ... Son of Jim and Carole McDonald ... Enrolled in university studies.