Hughes says: “Sean is someone we really missed last year at the top of our order and as a defender. To be able to have his leadership and experience in our program as a fifth-year senior is a luxury that we missed out on for the entirety of last year.”
2010: Went 2-for-5 with a run against Kentucky ... Had an RBI single and a sac fly against Coastal Carolina ... Went 2-for-5 with a run against West Virginia ... Tied a career high with three RBIs in game one at CSU, going 2-for-4 with a double and steal ... Singled and scored in game two ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs and a career high-tying three walks in game three ... Scored three runs in the Long Island series ... Had an RBI single in the comeback attempt vs. Bryant on March 10 ... Picked up five hits in 13 at bats in the Maryland series, while driving in three runs ... Hit the second triple of his career in game three ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks vs. Rider on March 16 ... Went 3-for-12 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the Clemson series, including the Hokies’ lone hit in game one ... Walked twice and scored once in the game with Liberty ... Led the team with a .385 batting average (5-for-13) during the Wake Forest series ... Tallied a team-high three hits against VMI on March 30, including a double and two runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored at ETSU ... Went 4-for-11 with two sac bunts and scored three runs in the FSU series ... Had an RBI double against NC Central ... Had just two hits in the Miami series, but one was the second home run of his career, a two-run shot in game one ... Paced the Hokie attack in the UVa series by going 4-for-11 with four RBIs, including two in the game-three victory ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the Radford game ... Picked up two hits, including a double, in the Georgia Tech series and scored a run ...Singled and scored at VMI on April 27 ... Led the team in the BC series by going 7-for-13 with five runs scored and two RBIs ... Tallied three hits, including two doubles, in game one ... Had three more hits, with three runs scored and a steal, in game three ... Went 2-for-5 in the loss to Davidson ... Batted 6-for-14 with six runs scored in the Duke series ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs, a walk and a double in game one ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in game three ... Picked up three hits, including his 11th double, in the UNC series ... Also scored twice and was hit by two pitches ... Batted .286 (4-for-14) at the ACC Tournament with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs ... Provided the game-winning hit in the eighth inning of the Clemson game, singling home Andrew Rash.
2009: Was granted a redshirt year after an injury limited him to six games … Was hitting .450 with four doubles, nine runs scored and six RBIs over the season’s first five games before breaking a bone in his left hand while swinging through a pitch against East Tennessee State on Feb. 24 … Sat out the next three games before pinch-running against Bucknell on Feb. 28 … Underwent surgery on March 6 to repair the injury and missed the remainder of the season.
2008: Played outstanding defense in 50 center-field starts … Had a career year at the plate, hitting .305 with 10 stolen bases, and was just shy of the team lead with a .301 batting average in ACC games … Posted two hits, a stolen base and two runs scored in game two with Pitt … Scored two more runs at Davidson, adding a hit, an RBI and another stolen base … Drew three walks in the first Central Connecticut game … Picked up three hits, including two doubles, in game three against CCSU … Scored five runs against Fordham … Also had three hits and drove in two runs … Stole second after picking up a single in game two at UNC …Collected two hits and two runs in the game with BC … Tallied one hit in each FSU game, as well as two at JMU, to extend a career-long hitting streak … Also had a steal and scored two runs against the Dukes … Scored two runs in game one with Maryland before collecting two hits each in games two and three … Scored twice against Davidson … Had a career-high four hits in game one at Wake and scored twice … Had an RBI double in game two … Collected two hits each in game three and in the contest at Liberty … Hit in each of the Clemson games, including three in game two … Went 2-for-5 in each of the first two Miami games … Tallied three hits, including a double, and two runs vs. William & Mary … Led off in Tech’s last 10 games and tallied at least a hit in seven of them … Hit his first career home run in the final game of the season against Duke.
2007: Played in a total of 43 games, most of which with a hip injury that required surgery in June … 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.
2006: 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 the 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 the 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 … 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 and Mike Ryan … Enrolled in management.