Returned to Black Knights' program last spring following two-year absence ... spent previous two years traveling away from Academy on Mormon mission ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with dangerous left-handed batting option off bench ... lengthens Army's reserve corps ... line-drive hitter ... features power to reach outfield gaps ... longball threat as well ... sprays ball to all fields ... hard-nosed competitor ... holds top physical score among members of senior class ... earned spot on Army football team this fall as "walk-on" ... held vital special teams role for Black Knights ... finished season with four tackles and one forced fumble ... lauded by head coach Bobby Ross as one of club's top special teams performers throughout season ... letterman.
2004: Drew action in 10 contests ... received lone start of year during season-opening series opposite Texas-San Antonio ... collected three hits in 13 plate appearances ... batted .231 with three doubles and one run scored ... went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in early season road defeat of UMBC ... registered other hit during pinch-hitting appearance against Lafayette during Game Two of Patriot League Championship Series ... victory allowed Black Knights to clinch third conference crown.
2003: Did not attend Academy while pursuing Mormon mission.
2002: Did not attend Academy while pursuing Mormon mission.
2001: Appeared in 13 contests ... drew eight starting nods ... batted .226 with one double, one triple and four runs batted in ... saw action at designated hitter ... registered two hits twice ... posted two-hit efforts against C.W. Post and Fordham ... went 2-for-3 with two runs batted and one run scored versus C.W. Post ... recorded other base hits opposite Towson, South Florida and Manhattan ... also notched RBI against South Florida and Manhattan ... collected two hits in four plate appearances during season-ending defeat of Fordham.
2000: Spent season with junior varsity.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Matt Harr at Burley High ... three-sport standout ... earned three varsity letters in baseball and football ... garnered two more in basketball ... all-conference selection in baseball and football as a senior ... team captain for both squads that year ... saw action at both quarterback and defensive back on gridiron.
PERSONAL: Given name is David Andrew Plotts ... born May 22, 1980, in Bellingham, Wash. ... parents' names are Nancy and Robert Plotts ... grandfather, a U.S. Army veteran of World War I ... uncle retired from U.S. Air Force ... originally recruited to West Point as football defensive back ... enjoys playing piano and water skiing in spare time ... majoring in English.