An experienced outfielder ... Did everything the new coaches asked him to do during the fall ... Bought into their philosophy and did a great job ... Swung the bat well and improved his defensive play ... Made a spectacular diving catch to save a win for his team in one of the Hokies' intrasquad World Series games during the fall ... Also improved his flexibility and work habits ... Cut down on his strikeouts tremendously after leading the team in that category last spring ... Has a chance to produce some good power numbers in the spring if he continues good discipline at the plate ... Led the team in home runs last year with six and tied for the lead in doubles with 14 ... Is slated to start in right field for the third-straight season.
2005-06: Started 50 games in right field ... Batted .265 with 14 doubles, two triples and six home runs ... Drove in 29 runs and scored 31 ... Scored two runs in the second game at Campbell ... Hit his first homer of the season against Wilmington ... Posted a key two-run homer in win against East Carolina ... Was 3-for-3 against Charlotte with two doubles ... Homered twice and drove in four runs in final Towson game ... Had a pair of hits in Tech's opening game at Miami ... Contributed two hits, including a double, during loss at JMU ... Picked up just two hits in three-game series with FSU ... Posted two hits in opener against Boston College, including his fifth homer of the year ... Struggled through a 6-for-37 stretch (.162) ... Then went 11-for-29 (.379) over the next eight games ... Tripled and drove in five runs at Radford ... Had three RBIs and two runs scored in first Georgia Tech game ... Shook off a 1-for-16 slide with a 2-for-3 game against Duke that included three runs scored, two walks, an RBI and a double ... Was 1-for-9 at Clemson ... Then went 8-for-18 (.444) with five RBIs, two doubles, a triple and a home run in a five-game stretch against VCU, Liberty, Campbell and NC State.
2004-05: Got off to a fast start, hitting safely in 15 of his first 17 games ... Registered multiple hits in six of his first nine collegiate games ... Played in 48 games, starting 43 in right field and two as the DH ... Doubled against Villanova in his first collegiate at bat ... Singled and scored in the 10th inning of Tech's 7-5 win at High Point ... Drove in Tech's first-ever run in ACC competition with a sixth-inning single at Maryland ... Had seven hits and seven RBIs during the three-game series ... Went 3-for-5 in the final game with two home runs, a double, five RBIs, four runs scored and a stolen base ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base at Radford ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored vs. UVa ... Had a two-run triple in JMU game ... Missed some time after hitting a wall at NCSU while attempting a diving catch ...Belted a three-run homer in final Miami game ... Posted three hits and two RBIs in home game against VCU ... Had a team-leading 17 RBIs in ACC games, but batted just .221 in conference games ... Finished with a .275 overall average ... Was second on the team in home runs (5) and runs batted in (30) ... Had a team-leading four sacrifice flies ... Stole six bases in 10 attempts.
High School: Played for Coach Lou Sanchez at G. Holes Braddock High School ... Hit .315 as a senior and earned the team's smartest base runner award ... Batted .438 in his junior season when he led the team in hitting and stolen bases ... Helped his team to the state championship game that season ... Was named MVP of the 2003 Teravella Tournament ... Also gained All-Dade honorable mention recognition ... A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Jose Cueto ... Born 10/24/85 in Jersey City, NJ ... Son of Jose and Anna Cueto ... Enrolled in history.