OUTLOOK: Looks to rebound after shoulder surgery in spring 2001 ...
2001: Made two relief appearances against Richmond 2/11 and West Virginia 2/17 before missing the remainder of the season following right shoulder surgery ... Granted a medical redshirt ... Pitched one shutout inning with one strikeout and a walk versus Richmond.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Agawam High School in Agawam, Mass. ... Rated as the No. 5 prospect in Massachusetts by Baseball America ... Was a three-time All-Western Massachusetts and all-conference selection ... Fashioned a 5-1 mark as a senior with four shutouts and a 0.53 ERA, striking out 82 in 52.2 innings ... Tossed a no-hitter versus West Springfield ... Also struckout 14 in a two-hit 1-0 shutout over Holyoke ... Fired a two-hitter against Westfield ... Named to the Massachusetts All-Star team ... Hit .391 with three home runs and 18 RBI ... As a junior, he compiled an 8-1 mark with a 1.72 ERA in 57.1 innings with 84 strikeouts ... Team won the Western Massachusetts championship in 1999 ... Went 6-2 with a 1.88 ERA as a sophomore, striking out 68 in 47.2 innings, allowing just 28 hits ... Was 1-1 with three saves and a 2.04 ERA as a freshman, striking out 25 in 22 innings ... Played quarterback and free safety for three seasons ... Named first team All-Conference and first team All-Western Massachusetts at quarterback ... Rushed for 850 yards on 110 attempts with eight scoring runs of at least 45 yards, including a long of 89 yards ... Threw for 1080 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Also kicked 22 extrapoints and made his only field goal attempt of 35 yards ... Picked off five passes and earned all-conference honors as a defensive back in 1998 ... Coached by Peter Clarke.