An outstanding outfielder who showed steady improvement last season as he picked up more playing time ... An above average athlete who can run, and he plays the short game well ... Rates as the team's best defensive outfielder ... Played the majority of the 2007 season with a hip injury that required surgery in June ... Has been cleared to play, but will have some ground to make up after missing fall practice ... Can play any of the three outfield positions ... Will get a chance to play a bigger role this season if he returns to form.
2006-07: Played in a total of 43 games ... Started 18 games in right field, six in left and five in center ... Posted two hits and stole a base against The Citadel ... Had two hits in the UNCA game, including a double, his first extra base hit as a Hokie ... Doubled again and scored a run during a loss to Minnesota ... Was 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in game two against A&T ... Picked up a couple of hits in six at bats versus Georgia Tech ...Was 4-for-6 at the plate during the NC State series ... Had a pinch-hit, RBI-single in the win over UNC ... Picked up two hits at JMU ... Was 3-for-7 in two starts against Miami ... Drove in two runs with a pair of hits against JMU ... Scored three runs in a home win over Liberty ... Tripled at VMI ... Had two hits in a win at Duke ... Started the last five games in center field ... Finished with a .279 batting average ... Did not commit an error during the season and tied for team lead in assists from the outfield with four.
2005-06: Played in 29 games ... Picked up four starts in center field and four in left field ... Batted .235 and scored nine runs in limited duty ... Walked in a pinch-hitting appearance during game two at Campbell ... Played briefly at Liberty ... Got a pinch-hitting opportunity in game two at Miami, but did not reach base ... Walked in a plate appearance at JMU and saw some action in left field ... Used as a pinch runner in second game with the Dukes ... Came in for injured center fielder Nate Parks at VCU and made a crucial catch in the final inning ... Started in center during game two against BC ... Picked up his first hit, a bunt single ... Scored as a pinch-runner in the Richmond game ... Singled and scored a run in final Wake Forest game ... Started in center field at Radford ... Had a single, a stolen base and a run scored in that game ... Scored as a pinch runner in VMI game ... Started in center in game two against Georgia Tech and picked up a hit and a run scored ... Collected a pinch-hit single in game three at UNC ... Started in left against Marshall and picked up his first RBI ... Also scored two runs ... Was 1-for-2 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base against Longwood ... Started two games against Duke, but was hitless ... Picked up a hit and scored a run in first NC State game.
High School: A center fielder at Stone Bridge for Coach Sam Plank ... Lettered three seasons, helping his team to Dulles District championships each year and a 52-17 overall record ...Named first-team on The Washington Post All-Metro team as a senior when he batted .422 with 31 runs scored and 25 driven in ... Posted nine doubles, six triples and a pair of home runs ... A unanimous first-team Group AA all-state selection ... Was also named first-team all-state his junior year when he batted .460 with 44 runs scored, 32 RBIs, nine doubles and three home runs ... Won academic honors all three varsity seasons ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Also lettered three seasons as a quarterback on the football team, earning all-district and all-region honors as a senior ... Had the highest GPA on the football team each year.
Personal: Sean Michael Ryan ... Born 11/26/86 in Alexandria, VA ... Son of Darcy Ryan and Mike Ryan ... Enrolled in management.