Will compete for a spot in the bullpen this year after sitting out his first two seasons at Tech ... Got some long-awaited time on the mound during fall practice ... Underwent elbow surgery in the fall of his freshman year and missed the 2006 season ... Did not get on the mound during scrimmages the following fall, but did some throwing on the side ... Developed a sore shoulder that required surgery in January, sidelining him for the 2007 season ... Originally injured his arm in a serious car accident during the fall of 2003 and missed his junior season of high school ... Worked his way back and had an all-star senior year in helping Calvert Hall to a 31-1 record, a state championship and a No. 4 ranking by USA Today ... Hopes to earn his first action as a Hokie this spring.
2006-07: Had started to throw on the side during the fall before a shoulder injury forced another surgery ... Did not play during the season.
2005-06: Experienced soreness in his shoulder, then a sore elbow at the start of Tech's fall practice ... Underwent elbow surgery in November ... Sat out the season, while undergoing physical therapy and rehab.
High School: Played for Coach Lou Eckerl at Calvert Hall ... Did not play as a junior following a car accident ... Returned for his senior year and posted a 10-0 mark on the mound with 1.72 earned run average ... Pitched 67.2 innings with 61 strikeouts and 14 walks ... Tied a Maryland single-season state record with 10 wins ... Helped team to the MIAA state championship ... Team set a state record with 31 consecutive wins and became the first Maryland varsity team to win 30 games in a season ... Was named first-team all-state and first-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro.
Personal: Robert Talbott Waskiewicz ... Born 4/24/87 in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Bob and Deborah Waskiewicz ... Enrolled in human nutrition, foods and exercise.