An experienced player with outstanding speed and good defensive ability ... Does a lot of things that fit into the new coaching staff's philosophy, but must be more consistent at the plate and put the ball in play more to maintain a spot in the lineup ... Had 33 walks and finished third in the ACC with 30 stolen bases in 2006 ... Also struck out 39 times ... The only switch-hitter on the team ... Has started 94 games in center field over the past two seasons.
2005-06: Played in 43 games, all as the starter in center field ... Hit .282 and scored 33 runs ... Stole three bases in the opening game at Campbell ... Was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two runs batted in during the second game ... Stole another base and collected a triple ... Stole three bases against East Carolina and tied school record with four steals at Charlotte ... Picked up three hits in the final game with Towson ... Had a 12-game hitting streak dating back to last season snapped at Liberty ... Reached base on 11 of 15 appearances at Miami, but scored just one run ... Was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in home loss to JMU ... Had three hits and two stolen bases at VCU before suffering an ankle injury ... Missed nine games ... Returned for first Georgia Tech game and got a hit ... Drove in a run, scored a run and stole a base against ASU ... Walked twice and drove in a run in first UNC game ... Walked three times and stole two bases against Marshall ... Had two hits, including a triple, in game two against Duke and homered in game three ... Was 5-for-11 at Clemson with three stolen bases, three runs scored, two RBIs and a triple ... Stole three bases in two games against NC State ... Finished the year with 30 steals in 36 attempts.
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 ... Posted a .392 batting average as a junior and batted over .400 his sophomore season ... 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.