Possesses a competitive approach, work ethic and motor that are hard to match ... Was voted a team captain for 2007 ... Sets the tone and tempo for the Tech program ... Defensively, he's as good as any shortstop in the conference ... Is athletic with a real good first step ... Has great hands and feet ... Committed just seven errors last season, including just one in ACC play ... Will continue to become a better offensive player ... Is still working to cut down on his strikeouts and put the ball in play with two outs ... Will be more active in the running game ... Is the Hokies' most experienced player ... Has started 158 of Tech's 160 games the past three seasons ... Missed two games in 2005 after being hit by a pitch ... Was named the first Johnny Oates Award winner last season ... Also a member of the ACC All-Academic team ... Hopes to pick up where he left off last season when he raised his batting average 24 points over the last 14 games of the season.
2005-06: Opened at second base in the first two games of 2006 due to a sore elbow ... Continued to move back and forth between second and shortstop according to how his arm felt for the first half of the season ... Made a couple key defensive plays in opening-day win ... Was 1-for-2 in game two at Campbell, driving in a run and scoring one ... Had two hits at Charlotte, including a home run ... Contributed two doubles during first Towson game ... Picked up a double, single, RBI and two runs scored at JMU ... Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in second JMU game ... Was 7-for-16 at the plate (.438) during the Boston College series, driving in seven runs ... Hit a grand slam in game one ... Had two hits in each of the last two games with Wake Forest ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored against VMI ... Doubled in a run against Appalachian ... Had two hits in second game at UNC ... Drove in three runs in win over Marshall ... Had a hit in each Duke game ... Picked up two hits in three at bats in game three at Clemson ... Homered in win over VCU ... Posted three hits, two runs and an RBI in win over NC State ... Had five hits in the two-game series ... Added three more hits in series at Virginia ... Finished with a .286 batting average and 28 runs batted in ... Had 41 starts at shortstop and 12 at second base ... Committed just seven errors for the season ... Contributed 12 doubles, three home runs and 30 runs scored.
2004-05: Played and started in 49 games ... Batted .234 overall and .256 in league games ... Had eight doubles, two triples and a homer ... Drove in 18 runs ... Committed just one error in his last 15 games and finished with a .937 fielding mark ... Posted a hit in each of the three Maryland games ... Contributed a run-scoring single vs. UNC and collected two hits vs. Virginia, including his second double ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles against JMU ... Drove in two runs against VCU ... Homered against ETSU in Kingsport ... Posted three hits in win at Duke and drove in three runs versus Richmond ... Had a hit in each of the Georgia Tech games ... Went 6-for-11 (.545) in the Wake Forest series ... Doubled, drove in a run and scored a run in ACC Tournament game against Maryland.
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.
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 ... 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 ... 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.