The only player to start every game last year for the Hokies ... Is slated to move into the lead-off spot in the batting order full-time ... Has great speed, but must improve his on-base percentage to be effective ... Needs to show patience at the plate and play within himself ... Led the team in walks (27) and stolen bases (18), but also struck out 33 times ... Tried switch-hitting as a freshman but gave it up early last season ... Plans to give it a try once again this season ... An outstanding outfielder ... All 51 starts during 2005 came in center field where he has proved he can cover a lot of ground ... Has improved his arm ... Needs to step up and provide a spark for the Hokies' offense.
2004-05: Started all 51 games in center field ... Batted .257 with six doubles, three triples and a pair of home runs ... Drove in 14 runs and scored 34 ... Tripled against Villanova ... Had two hits, including a double, in the first game at Maryland ... Had a triple and single in game three ... Stole two bases at RU ... Three hits, two RBIs, two SBs vs. JMU ... Scored three runs and drove in two at VCU ... Had three hits in last game with Miami ... Posted a triple and a homer against VMI ... Walked three times and scored three runs against Richmond.
2003-04: Played in 42 games ... Made eight starts in center field ... Was successful on 12 of 13 stolen base attempts ... Finished with a .268 batting average after picking up five hits in his last nine plate appearances ... Went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and a stolen base during a win over Villanova ... Stole two bases in a win against Seton Hall ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored at East Tennessee State ... Turned in a pair of hits during the final game of the season at Notre Dame.
High School: A four-year letterman as an outfielder for Coach Larry Long at Glenvar High ... Earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors his senior season ... Batted .507 with 18 runs batted in and 33 runs scored ... Stole 30 bases and hit three home runs ... Helped team to state championship game ... Was the Salem Times-Register Player of the Year ... Named All-Timesland by The Roanoke Times ... Posted a .392 batting average as a junior and batted over .400 his sophomore season ... Was picked all-district both seasons ... Also lettered three years in football and one in track.
Personal: Nathan Paul Parks ... Born 3/20/85 in Lakenheth, England ... Son of Terry Parks and Lonnie Sisler ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.