31 Schuyler Williamson
Schuyler Williamson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Pensacola Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
Catcher-Outfield

Experience:
3VL



Patriot League's premier catcher ... hard-nosed backstop hailing from talent-rich state of Florida ... strapping physical specimen ... outstanding defensive performer ... boasts "rifle-like" arm and quick release ... possesses ability to hold opponent's running game in check ... stocky target with impressive raw strength ... blocks pitches in dirt well ... blessed with great deal of natural ability and terrific baseball instincts ... features surprising speed ... dangerous base-stealer ... features terrific athletic ability ... capable of playing outfield as well ... takes charge behind plate ... harbors legitimate home run power to all fields ... another member of head coach Joe Sottolano's talented senior class ... boasts impressive leadership qualities ... feared run-producer in middle of Army batting order ... capable of drilling home runs in bunches ... can carry a team offensively ... clutch performer ... thrives in pressure situations ... possesses flair for the dramatic ... tremendous student as well ... selected as one of team's co-captains for second straight year this spring ... three-year letterman.

MILESTONES: Stands third on Army's career home runs list (18) and tied for sixth on Black Knights' career triples chart (7) ... enters senior season eight home runs shy of school's all-time record ... also ranks 14th on Army's career lists in both runs batted in (88) and runs scored (94), 17th in base hits (138) and tied for 19th in doubles (25) ... two-time first team All-Patriot League choice ... equaled school's single season multiple hit games record last spring (22) ... registered second highest single season totals in school history in runs scored (52) and base hits (71) ... also notched third-highest RBI total (48) ... named to American Baseball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region Second Team ... earned spot on ECAC Division I Baseball All-Star First Team ... selected to National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2005 Preseason All-America Third Team ... projected as this season's Patriot League "Player of the Year" by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America ... owns .314 career batting average.

2004: Selected as Patriot League "Co-Player of the Year" ... first team All-Patriot League choice ... third team CoSIDA Academic All-America ... District I Academic All-America honoree ... selected Patriot League Baseball "Scholar-Athlete of the Year" ... authored storybook junior season ... batted .357 with 12 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 52 runs scored and 48 runs batted in ... fashioned .437 on-base percentage ... ranked 91st nationally in slugging percentage ... topped squad in runs scored, home runs, total bases (127), slugging percentage (.638) and stolen bases (18) ... ranked second in batting average, base hits, triples, runs batted in and times hit by pitch, and third in doubles ... established new single season school record for total bases, while tying Academy's seasonal mark for home runs ... bested previous total base mark by 14 ... finished three total bases and two home runs shy of single season Patriot League records in both categories ... topped conference leaders in that category ... also ranked among Patriot leaders in batting average (7th), base hits (2nd), home runs (1st), triples (5th), stolen bases (2nd), runs scored (1st), doubles (7th), runs batted in (3rd), on-base percentage (3rd), and slugging percentage (3rd) ... also threw out 43.6 percent (17-39) of potential base-stealers ... that figure stands as highest percentage in school history ... helped guide Army pitchers to school record seven shutouts from behind plate ... set or tied nine individual school and Patriot League records ... blasted two home runs in a game three times ... that figure established new school and Patriot League standards ... RBI total ranked third on Army's single-season list ... also stood second in base hits and runs scored ... batted .394 with runners in scoring position and .372 with runners on base ... scored runner from third base with less than two outs in 11 of 14 opportunities for 78.6 success rate ... hit .368 with three doubles, one triple, five home runs, 19 runs scored and 18 RBI in 20 Patriot League contests ... posted .632 slugging percentage in conference play ... hit .440 with runners in scoring position during league action ... blasted 10 home runs with 18 runs scored and 22 runs batted in during torrid 12-game midseason stretch ... two walkoff home runs included in the span ... registered school-record 22 multiple-hit performances and 12 multiple-RBI efforts ... smacked three hits on five occasions ... enjoyed career-best showing against Hudson Valley rival Marist ... went 4-for-6 with four runs scored and four runs batted in versus Red Foxes ... clubbed two home runs, including game-winning two-run shot in bottom of ninth, in that outing ... continued theatrics three days later in Patriot League victory over Bucknell ... smashed game-winning grand slam with two outs in bottom of ninth inning to cap dramatic comeback ... registered four runs batted in three times ... went 3-for-5 with four runs scored, two homers and career-best five RBI to lead non-league defeat of Hofstra ... performance marked second straight two-home run effort ... blasted pair of longballs to lead road victory at Holy Cross two days earlier ... saw career-best 15-game hitting streak snapped during Game One of Patriot League Championship Series ... responded with three-hit effort in title-clinching performance following day ... collected hits in both NCAA Regional outings ... went 2-for-4 in season-ending loss to College of Charleston ... closed season by hitting safely in 18 of final 19 contests ... batted safely in 42 of 52 games overall ... established new single season school records in games played (52) and starts (52).

2003: Enjoyed "breakout" campaign during second season at Academy ... named to Patriot League's first team all-star unit along with teammate Walker Gorham ... blossomed into circuit's top receiver ... flourished both offensively and defensively ... batted .299 with seven doubles, three triples, five home runs and 28 runs batted in ... filled cleanup spot in Army's batting order majority of season ... led Black Knights in triples, homers, total bases (71) and slugging percentage (.493) ... triple total ranks tied for 10th on Army's single-season chart ... finished with 27 runs scored to list second among team leaders ... successful on 13 of 15 stolen base opportunities (.867) ... stolen base total ranked second on squad ... listed among Patriot League leaders in base hits (10th), home runs (T6th), runs batted in (T5th), total bases (T5th), stolen bases (6th) and slugging percentage (7th) ... produced 11 multiple-hit performances ... drove in at least two runs seven times ... batted .320 (16-50) with runners in scoring position ... successfully plated runner from third base with less than two outs on 12 of 19 opportunities (.632) ... collected nine two-out RBI ... particularly effective during Patriot League play ... batted .311 with three home runs and 12 runs batted in versus league opposition ... posted gaudy .557 slugging percentage in conference action ... started 42 of 43 contests ... threw out 33.3 percent (13-39) of potential base-stealers ... first Army catcher to capture first team All-Patriot League honors since Mike Trotter in 1994 and third overall ... batted safely in 29 of 43 contests ... stroked three hits three times ... registered career-high four runs batted in during 9-0 shutout of Pace ... knocked in three runs to help 8-3 victory over Sacred Heart ... drilled home runs in three straight games during one midseason stretch ... named Patriot League "Player of the Week" after batting .500 (7-14) with two doubles, one home run and four runs scored to help Army defeat Lafayette three times during a crucial four-game conference series ... blasted home runs opposite Quinnipiac, Lehigh, Marist, Lafayette and Holy Cross ... recorded three-hit performances against Fairfield (3-3), Lafayette (3-4) and New York Tech (3-4) ... batted .467 (7-15) during season's final four contests.

2002: Assumed starting backstop role almost immediately ... drew 34 starting assignments in 38 appearances ... put forth productive rookie showing ... batted .247 with six doubles, one home run and 12 runs batted in ... ranked sixth on club with 24 base hits ... tied for third on team in two-base hits ... tied for fifth in runs batted in ... added six walks and five stolen bases ... seventh among team leaders with 15 runs scored ... finished tied for sixth with 33 total bases ... reached base after getting hit by pitch team-leading 13 times ... batted .379 (11-29) against left-handed pitching ... posted .314 batting average (16-51) with runners on base ... registered .364 on-base percentage ... listed sixth on team with five multiple-hit performances ... collected season-best three hits against Bucknell on two occasions ... posted other two-hit efforts against Hofstra (twice) and Sacred Heart ... scored two runs on four occasions ... helped complete four-game Patriot League sweep of Bucknell by finishing 3-for-4 with one run batted in and two runs scored in series finale ... 2-for-4 with two RBI in road showing against Hofstra ... batted safely in three straight games to end season ... blasted solo home run at Pace for initial collegiate round-tripper ... smacked doubles in six different outings ... threw out nearly 20 percent of potential base-stealers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Richard Labounty at Pensacola High ... four-time letterwinner in baseball and football ... garnered all-state honors in both sports ... two-time team captain in football ... served in same capacity during senior year on diamond ... split time between quarterback and linebacker in football ... concentrated efforts behind plate in baseball.

PERSONAL: Given name is Schuyler Clayton Williamson ... born Oct. 27, 1982, in Pensacola, Fla. ... parents' names are Kim and Clay Williamson ... majoring in Engineering Management.

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