Started every game at shortstop last season as a freshman ... Proved to be a steady performer in the field, committing just 11 errors in 238 chances ... Earned third-team All-BIG EAST honors ... Has an accurate arm and knows how to play the game ... Needs to make more contact and display a little more discipline at the plate ... Is making strides in both areas ... Was an efficient batter with runners on base in 2004 ... Also hit in the clutch with a team-leading 18 runs batted in with two outs ... Doesn't have blazing speed but gets good results on the base paths ... A team player with a strong work ethic ... Should continue to get better ... Will be a key figure again this season ...
2003-04: Started every game at shortstop ... Batted .275 and finished with a .954 fielding mark ... Batted just .221 over his first 29 games ... A 4-for-6 game against Villanova sparked a 27-game span in which he hit .333 ... Put together a 10-game hitting streak that included eight multiple-hit games ... Went 5-for-7 in a two-game series against Connecticut, driving in five runs and scoring four ... Turned in three-hit games against UConn, East Tennessee State and Rutgers ... Drove in a personal-best three runs in games against Villanova, UConn and Rutgers ... Had a key two-run homer against Seton Hall ... Carried a .296 batting average in BIG EAST games and tied for the team lead in RBIs for league games with 20 ... Finished the season with 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored ... Posted 11 doubles, two triples and one home run ... Hit .343 with runners on base and .329 with runners in scoring position ...
High School: Was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Player of the Year as a junior and senior at Greenburg Central Catholic ... Lettered four years as a shortstop for Coach Jack Korpar ... Batted .554 as a senior with 22 runs batted in, 20 runs scored, five doubles, three triples and three home runs ... Hit safely in 38 of 39 games over his last two seasons, including a 35-game streak ... Batted .518 as a freshman with six triples and 30 RBIs ... Missed his sophomore season following knee surgery ... Bounced back as a junior to lead the team to a PIAA Class A Championship ... Hit .534 with 49 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples and five homers ... Drove in 18 runs during eight postseason games ... Was all-section and all-Post-Gazette East three times ... Finished with a career .534 batting average and 101 RBIs ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received YMCA Scholar/Athlete Award and the Bishop Connare Scholar/Athlete Award ... During the summer of 2003 was named MVP of the NABF Palomino World Series in London, Canada after leading his team to the tournament championship ...
Personal: Warren James Schaeffer ... Born 1/28/85 in Vandergrift, PA ... Son of James and Karen Schaeffer ... Enrolled in history.
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