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#11 - PAT SWEENEY
SS | SR. | 6-1 | 190
BLAIR ACADEMY
SPARTA, N.J

2014: Earned all-conference third team honors and named to the watchlist for the Gregg Olson Award, given to college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year" ... started 52 games, 50 at shortstop and two at third base ... led RU with a .331 batting average, sixth in the conference, and with a .424 on-base percentage, seventh in the conference ... earned The Daily Targum's Senior of the Year Award ... named one of 35 candidates nationally for the 2014 Brooks Wallace Award, given annually to the top shortstop in college baseball ... also named to the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association all-state second team ... went 3-for-5 and scored a run at Memphis (5/17) ... went 2-for-4 with a run at Memphis (5/16) ... hit a first-inning RBI triple after being honored on Senior Day vs. USF (5/11) ... knocked in a crucial ninth-inning run to help Rutgers tie USF (5/10) and send the game to extra innings, where the Scarlet Knights went on to win ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk against USF (5/9) ... went 1-for-3 with one walk, one RBI and one run scored against St. Peter's (5/6) ... slapped two hits in series opener against Temple (5/2) ... collected three hits, three RBIs two doubles and two runs scored against Iona (5/1) ... went 2-for-3 in middle game at UCF (4/26) ... produced a double and a run scored in series opener against the Knights (4/25) ...  went 2-for-4 with two RBIs at Wagner (4/23) ... had two hits and a run scored against Rider (4/22) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in series finale versus Cincinnati (4/19) ... drove in three runs and slapped a triple in first career start at third base in series finale verus Hartford (4/13) ... went 1-for-3 with a run scored in middle game against the Hawks (4/12) ... produced two runs, a hit and a stolen base in series opener against Hartford (4/11) ... went 4-for-4 with a double, a homerun, three runs scored and three RBIs against Fordham (4/8) ... went 1-for-2 with a triple in series finale against No. 10 Houston (4/6) ... scored a run in opener against the Cougars ... crossed the plate twice in win at UConn (3/28) ... went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in win at Louisville (3/23) ... lifted a sacrafice fly and produced a single against the Cardinals (3/22) ... had a stretch of 10 consecutive plate appearances reaching base safely from the series finale at Oklahoma (3/9) through the game versus Buffalo (3/14) ... went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch against Buffalo (3/14) ... had a 4-for-4 game with a double and a triple in home opener against Hofstra (3/11) ... drove in three runs on two hits in series opener at Oklahoma (3/7) … batted 2-for-4 with an RBI in backend of doubleheader against the Sooners (3/7) … went 2-for-3 in series finale against Old Dominion (3/2) ... produced an RBI double against Jacksonville (2/22) ... picked up first hit of the season in first game at FIU (2/14).

2013: Appeared in 45 games with 39 starts at shortstop … scored as a pinch runner in BIG EAST Tournament against USF (5/22) … singled and walked at Creighton (4/27) ... picked up two hits in series finale against Cincinnati (4/14) to go with two runs ... went 2-for-3 with a run in win over Seton Hall (4/6) ... picked up two hits in win at VCU (3/21) ... connected for first career home run at Richmond (3/16) ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the second game against Old Dominion (2/24) ... hit a single in the Miami finale (2/17) ... singled in three plate appearances against Miami (2/16).

2012: Started 53 games at shortstop … had 44 hits (.259), 25 RBIs and 34 runs scored … drew 28 walks and had a .380 on-base percentage … stole five bases in five attempts … started both games at the BIG EAST Championships … recorded four hits and had two game-winning RBIs in Villanova (5/17-19) series ... had one hit in each game at Cincinnati, adding two RBIs in middle game (4/28) ... went 2-for-4 with three runs scored at Connecticut (4/21) ... recorded a single at Monmouth (4/17) ... picked up an RBI single against West Virginia (4/13) ... had three hits and three RBIs against Fordham (4/10) ... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs against St. John’s (4/7) ... notched two RBIs against Princeton (4/3) ... had five hits in the Georgetown (3/30-4/1) series ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Hoyas (4/1) ... walked twice against Wagner (3/28) ... went 4-for-7 with three runs and four RBIs in the two-game series at FGCU (3/13-14) ... scored a run at FAU (3/11) ... recorded a walk and an RBI sac fly at Georgia Tech (3/2) ... collected two hits and an RBI at Old Dominion (2/25) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in series finale (2/26) ... picked up two hits and scored a run in the season opener at Miami (2/17).

2011: Appeared in 34 games for the Scarlet Knights, starting 31 at shortstop ... tied for third on the team with a .283 batting average ... third on team in stolen bases (4) ... made collegiate debut as a pinch runner versus Michigan (2/25) … first career hit at Georgia Tech (3/6) … tallied two hits and two runs against NJIT (3/9) ... had two hits versus Louisville (3/27) … drove in two runs on three hits at USF (4/10) ... two-hit games at Delaware (4/26) and versus Notre Dame (5/7, 5/8)  … scored two runs at West Virginia (5/19).

2010: Redshirted the season.

Prior to Rutgers: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Pope John XXIII … played at Blair Academy in 2009, earning First Team All-State Prep honors by the Star-Ledger with a .445 batting average, 38 hits, 40 runs scored and 24 RBIs … hit .448 with 39 hits, 45 runs scored and 17 stolen bases as a senior at Pope John XXIII in 2008 and led school to a 23-6 record and its first county title in 15 years … earned Third Team All-West Jersey honors by the Star Ledger, Second-Team All-Area accolades by the New Jersey Herald and and First Team All-League laurels by the coaches his senior season … older brother Tim played baseball at Rutgers under Fred Hill from 2000-2002 and was drafted by the Montreal Expos … father Tom played baseball and football at Rutgers from 1971-1974 and was MVP of the 1974 baseball team … born April 30, 1990.

SEASON
AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI
BB
SB
2011
.283
34-31
106
13
30
2
0
8
10
4-7
2012
.259
53-53
170
34
44
6
0
25
28
5-5
2013
.191
45-39
131
22
25
4
1
4
12
2-3
2014
.331
52-52
166
35
55
11
1
26
15
4-10
CAREER
.269
184-175
573
104
154
23
2
63
65
15-25

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Hits: 4, Fordham, Apr 08, 2014 ; Hofstra, Mar 11, 2014 
Doubles: 2, Iona, May 01, 2014 
Triples: 1, 4 times 
Home runs: 1, Fordham, Apr 08, 2014 ; at Richmond, Mar 16, 2013 
Total bases: 8, Fordham, Apr 08, 2014 
RBI: 3, 6 times
Runs scored: 3, Fordham, Apr 08, 2014 ; Fordham, Apr 10, 2012 ; at Louisville, Mar 23, 2014 
Walks: 2, 6 times
Hit by pitch: 2, at UCF, Apr 27, 2014 ; at Seton Hall, Mar 24, 2012 
Struck out: 3, at Louisville, Mar 23, 2013; vs USF, May 21, 2014 
Sac flies: 1, 7 times
Sac bunts: 1, 19 times
At bats: 6, at VCU, Mar 20, 2013 ; Temple, May 02, 2014 
Stolen bases: 1, 15 times
Caught stealing: 1, 11 times
Field chances: 10, Rider, Apr 22, 2014 ; at William & Mary, Mar 08, 2013 ; NOTRE DAME, May 08, 2011 
Putouts: 5, Fordham, Apr 08, 2014 ; at Oklahoma, Mar 09, 2014 ; at VCU, Mar 16, 2014 
Assists: 7, Seton Hall, Apr 07, 2013 ; Rider, Apr 22, 2014 ; at William & Mary, Mar 09, 2013
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