Coaches look for him to be one of the Hokies' best defenders in the outfield ... Picked up some valuable experience last season as a true freshman ... Saw action in 45 games, including 32 as a starter ... Went through some of the typical ups and downs of a young player ... Twelve of his 29 hits went for extra bases, but he also struck out 35 times ... Became a much more disciplined hitter during the fall and got stronger ... His strong, short swing could help earn him a spot somewhere in the middle of the batting order.
2006-07: Played in 45 games ... Started 25 games in left field and seven in right ... Knocked in two runs and threw a runner out at the plate against ODU ... Picked up his first collegiate hit, a single, against Coastal Carolina ... Doubled and scored a run against UNC Asheville ... Homered in a loss to A&T ... Picked up two hits in game three against the Aggies ... Drove in two runs with two hits, including a home run, at Liberty ... Doubled and scored two runs against Marist ... Had two hits, an RBI and his first stolen base in game one at NC State ... Smacked two doubles against Longwood ... Had two hits in each of first two UNC games ... Tripled in game one ... Tweaked a hamstring in game one against UVa and sat out the rest of the series ... Collected a two-run double in second Clemson game ... Walked twice and scored two runs against Richmond ... Had two hits, including a triple, in game two against Miami ... Doubled and scored against JMU and again in game one at BC ... Collected two hits against VMI and again in game one at Duke ... Scored a run in both games ... Batted .271 for the season with 11 runs batted in and 19 scored ... Contributed eight doubles, two triples and a pair of homers.
High School: A three-time All-Metro outfielder for Coach Carl Allender at Dulaney High ... Lettered four years as a varsity player ... Was named the Baltimore County Player of the Year following his senior season ... Was a member of Team Maryland as a junior and senior ... Named team MVP after batting .500, driving in 37 runs and scoring 36 as a senior ... Contributed a county-leading eight home runs, along with six doubles, two triples and 22 stolen bases ... Had a pair of two-home run games and hit for the cycle once ... Stole five bases in a game ... Participated in the Brooks Robinson Senior All-Star Game ... Also picked up team MVP honors his junior year when he hit .434, with 39 RBIs, 33 runs scored, seven homers, 12 doubles and 32 stolen bases ... Carried a .468 batting average as a sophomore ... Knocked in 16 runs and scored 20 ... Added 10 doubles and 32 steals ... Named to the Baltimore County All-Academic team his senior year ... Lettered one season as a WR/CB in football.
Personal: Steven Andrew Bumbry ... Born 4/4/88 in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Carol Clements and Al Bumbry ... His father played 14 seasons as a center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles ... Enrolled in management.