35 - Wyatt Toregas Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
Bat/Throw: R/R
Position: Catcher photo         A pure hitter who is expected to be one of the Hokies' top offensive performers ... Combines a quick bat with a short, compact swing ... Uses the whole field and has good power ... Hit .400 during the final two months of the 2002 season ... Was named honorable mention freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball ... Is scheduled to share the catching duties with senior Jed English ... Will be somewhere in the lineup every day, either as a catcher, outfielder or designated hitter ... Was named the preseason All-BIG EAST catcher by Baseball America ... Has all the skills to be a good receiver, including a strong arm ... Got valuable experience working with Tech's pitchers last season ... Also logged some starting time in right field ... Should continue to get better and better as he becomes more focused on the overall game ...

2001-02: Saw playing time in 58 of Tech's 59 games ... Started 26 games as the designated hitter, 13 games in right field and 12 games behind the plate ... Earned all-conference honors as a utility player ... Hit .347 for the season and carried a .378 average in BIG EAST games ... Drove in 51 runs and scored 38 ... Registered 15 doubles, four triples and eight home runs ... Led the team in multiple-RBI games with 16 ... Smacked two doubles against Western Carolina in his first collegiate game ... Went 6-for-11 (.545) in a three-game series with Western Michigan ... Had a triple and four runs batted in during a win over Rutgers ... Was hitting just .239 at the end of March ... Opened April with a seven-game hitting streak that included four-hit, three-RBI games against Charlotte and Villanova ... Drove in the winning run against Villanova with a 10th-inning double ... Went on to hit .400 (58-145) over the final two months of the season ... Had a school-record nine at bats in a game against Georgetown ... Collected seven hits in that game, including three doubles ... Also scored five runs and drove in two ... Was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and two runs score during a win over VMI ... Turned in three hits, three RBIs and two runs in game three against UConn ... Knocked in five runs against Richmond with two home runs and a single ... Won league player of the week honors the final week of the regular season when he went 10-for-18 (.556) with four home runs, 10 runs batted in and five runs scored ... Led Tech to a three-game sweep of West Virginia with eight hits in 12 at bats ... Batted .378 with runners in scoring position and .571 with the bases loaded ...

High School: Lettered four seasons as a catcher for Coach Galvin Morris at South Lakes High ... Batted .609 as a senior with three home runs, 12 doubles and 15 runs batted in ... Earned all-district, all-region and first-team Group AAA all-state honors ... Named the MVP of the Virginia High School League All-Star Game ... During the summer, he set a new Connie Mack World Series record for batting average, hitting .765 (13-for-17) to help his team finish second ... Selected second-team Washington Post All-Metro ... Hit .418 with two homers his junior year and .491 with a pair of homers his sophomore season ... Earned all-county and all-district honors both years ... Also lettered four years as a wrestler and three as a member of the golf team ...

Personal: Wyatt Reeder Toregas ... Born 12/2/82 in Faifax, VA ... Son of William and Laura Toregas ... Enrolled in physical education.