Valuable component in Army's back-to-back championship campaigns ... steady performer capable of handling all four infield positions ... settled in nicely as Army's starting third baseman since his arrival at Academy ... has not missed single start during West Point career ... above-average defender ... possesses quick feet, strong arm and lightening-quick reflexes ... boasts soft hands and solid range ... charges "slow-roller" extremely well ... capable of saving runs with stout defensive abilities ... consistent offensive performer ... displays power to reach alleys ... sprays line drives to all fields ... runs bases well ... dangerous run-producer for head coach Joe Sottolano ... steady performer ... capable of turning in highlight film defensive plays at "hot corner" ... owns impressive physical frame ... one of Patriot League's top infield talents ... three-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Enters senior campaign with school-record 148-game starting string intact ... shares school record with graduated teammate Walker Gorham ... will own mark solely with start in Black Knights' 2006 opener ... has not missed single starting assignment since arriving at Academy as plebe ... one of seven players to establish new single season school record for games played (53) last season ... one of six Army players to set new single season school record for starts (53) last spring as well ... finished one double shy of cracking Academy's single season Top 20 list a year ago ... boasts .838 career success rate in stolen base attempts (31-37) ... stands nine stolen bases shy of cracking school's Top 10 list in that category ... owns .285 career batting average ... All-Patriot League selection as a sophomore.
2005: One of six Black Knights to start all 53 games, setting new school record ... batted .261 with 11 doubles, two home runs, 30 runs scored and 29 runs batted in ... piled up 65 total bases ... posted .353 slugging percentage and .349 on-base figure ... successful on 13 of 15 stolen base attempts (.867) ... ranked tied for seventh among Patriot League leaders in stolen bases ... added 15 walks ... hit by pitch on 11 occasions ... ranked sixth on club in base hits (48) ... fifth among team leaders in doubles, sixth in RBI, seventh in total bases ... also stood tied for fifth in bases on balls and second in times hit by pitch (11) ... listed third in stolen bases ... boasted club's top stolen base percentage (.867) ... garnered 12 multiple-hit efforts to rank fifth among team leaders ... also registered six multiple-RBI showings to list tied for seventh on squad ... hit .328 with runners in scoring position and .307 with runners on base ... collected six hits in 12 plate appearances with bases loaded (.500) ... successfully delivered runner from third with less than two outs on 13 of 24 occasions for 54.2 success rate ... tied career high with pair of three-hit efforts ... enjoyed career-best 3-for-5, five RBI showing to lead early season defeat of Columbia ... blasted double and home run in that outing ... five runs batted in marked career high ... slapped three hits in Patriot League victory over Lafayette ... nailed second homer of season in home win over Savannah State ... hit safely in 34 of 53 contests ... garnered one hit in all three contests at Tallahassee Regional ... registered two runs batted in during season finale against Auburn.
2004: Second team All-Patriot League selection ... batted .330 with five doubles, two triples, one homer, 31 runs scored and 37 runs batted in ... one of four Army players to start all 52 contests ... posted .395 slugging percentage and .406 on-base percentage ... successful on 12 of 14 stolen base attempts ... hit .342 with runners in scoring position and .381 with runners on base ... one of five players on squad to post on-base percentage of at least .400 ... hit safely in 39 of 52 contests ... listed second on team with 23 bases on balls ... successfully delivered runner from third base with less than two outs during 15 of 25 opportunities for 60.0 percent success rate ... ranked fourth on club with 18 multiple-hit performances ... tied for third with 12 multiple-RBI showings ... also stood fourth in batting average, seventh in runs scored, fourth in base hits, tied for third in runs batted in, eighth in total bases, fifth in on-base percentage and second in stolen bases ... closed year ranked seventh on Army's single-season chart in base hits and tied for 10th in runs batted in ... piled up 17 RBI in 20 Patriot League contests ... ranked 11th among conference batting leaders overall ... listed seventh among Patriot leaders in base hits, fourth in stolen bases, fourth in walks and sixth in RBI ... batting average did not dip below .320 all season ... tied career high with three hits against St. Francis (N.Y.), Lafayette, Navy and LSU ... drove home three runs in games against Columbia, St. Francis (N.Y.) and Navy to establish new career standard ... blasted first career home run during early season defeat of Fairleigh Dickinson in Florida ... authored seven-game midseason hitting streak ... collected three of Army's seven hits versus host LSU in NCAA Regionals ... added base hit following day against College of Charleston ... batted .500 (4-8) during solid regional showing ... turned in impressive defensive performance as well ... named to All-Baton Rouge Regional Team.
2003: One of four Army players to start all 43 contests ... earned starting job at third base during preseason workouts ... maintained role througout rookie campaign ... put forth solid debut showing in Black, Gold and Gray ... batted .254 with 11 runs batted in ... rapped 10 doubles to list third among team leaders ... added one triple and 14 runs scored ... latter figure stood sixth among team leaders ... also listed sixth on club in both base hits (33) and total bases (45) ... finished fifth in both slugging percentage (.346) and on-base percentage (.326) ... ranked fourth on club in bases on balls (12) ... batted safely in 23 of 43 affairs ... registered nine multiple-hit performances ... collected at least two runs batted in on three occasions ... delivered runner from third base with less than two outs on 5 of 8 opportunities (.625) ... successful on 6 of 8 stolen base attempts (.750) ... batted .300 (15-50) with runners on base ... hit .314 (11-35) with runners in scoring position ... slapped hits in 2 of 3 at-bats with bases loaded ... posted impressive .419 batting average (13-31) against left-handed pitchers ... recorded solid .281 batting average in Patriot League play ... added four doubles, one triple and seven RBI during league action ... batted .500 (6-12) with runners in scoring position in conference play ... improved steadily as season progressed ... closed year on high note ... stroked career-best three hits to aid season-ending defeat of Siena ... added two runs scored and one RBI in that showing ... collected two hits on eight other occasions ... batted safely in nine of season's final 13 contests ... hit .340 (16-47) with six runs batted in during that stretch.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach James Dalton at Alcoa High ... three-sport standout ... lettered four times in both baseball and basketball ... earned additional varsity letter in cross country ... all-state selection in both baseball and basketball ... graduated ranked eighth on school's career scoring list in basketball ... established single season school mark in stolen bases ... played against current Army teammates Nick Hill and Matt Pryor in high school.
PERSONAL: Given name is Jeremiah Matthew Stache ... born June 14, 1983, in Louisville, Tenn. ... parents' names are Priscilla and Rick Stache ... deeply Christian ... majoring in Civil Engineering.