MISCELLANEOUS: All-Patriot League performer ... highly productive force in middle of Black Knights' batting order ... boasts unlimited potential and ability to break open game ... provides tremendous power source from cleanup spot in Army lineup ... displays tremendous power to all fields ... ball explodes off bat ... snaps bat head through hitting zone ... top run-producer in middle of head coach Joe Sottolano's batting order ... returns to familiar left field starting job for third straight year ... one of Patriot League's brightest offensive stars ... has yet to realize full ability ... primed for dominant senior showing ... carries lofty .327 career batting average into final season ... three-year letterman.
2001: Appeared in 44 of Black Knights' 45 contests ... closed season on tear following slow start to junior campaign ... finished season batting .338 with school-record 17 doubles, four home runs and team-high 37 runs batted in ... shared Patriot League lead in two-baggers ... third on club with 36 runs scored, fourth in hits (49) ... topped team with 80 total bases and .552 slugging percentage ... earned first team All-Patriot League honors ... fifth among league leaders in runs batted in, fourth in total bases ... RBI total stands eighth on single season school chart ... caught fire down stretch ... hit safely in each of Army's final 13 contests ... batted .535 with 11 doubles, two homers, 17 runs scored and 22 RBI during that torrid stretch ... registered remarkable .930 slugging percentage during those contests ... even more potent in Patriot League play ... batted .475 with three home runs, 19 runs batted in and 46 total bases in league action ... posted gaudy .780 slugging percentage in 20 conference starts ... struck out only twice in 59 official Patriot League plate appearances ... garnered at least two runs batted in nine times overall ... hit .340 with runners in scoring position ... piled up 11 multiple-hit contests ... tied career high with three hits on five occasions ... went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and five runs batted in to lead series-opening defeat of eventual Patriot League champion Bucknell ... registered three hits, three runs scored and three runs batted in during home defeat of arch-rival Navy ... added five RBI in non-league showing against Monmouth ... home runs came against Holy Cross (twice), Lafayette and Stony Brook.
2000: Authored "breakout" season, despite battling nagging hamstring injury much of season ... appeared in 28 games, earning 27 starting assignments ... forced from lineup after suffering injury during Cadets' spring trip to Florida ... hampered ability to perform remainder of year ... still managed to post impressive .337 batting average with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 20 runs batted in ... added 18 runs scored ... topped squad in doubles (11) and slugging percentage (.581), though limited to 86 official at-bats ... fifth on team in runs batted in (20) and total bases (50) ... posted exceptional offensive numbers in Patriot League play ... batted .356 with six doubles, two triples, two homers and 10 runs batted in during conference action ... boasted .711 slugging percentage in Patriot play ... batted .333 with three doubles during Patriot League Tournament ... pieced together midyear, seven-game hitting streak ... batted safely in six of seven games entering NCAA Regional action ... hit .407 (11-27) with 10 runs scored and eight runs batted in during that stretch ... drove in two of Army's three runs during 4-3 loss to host Rutgers in opening round of NCAA Regionals.
1999: Saw action in eight contests ... split time between outfield and pitching mound ... batted .143 in limited plate appearances ... scored four runs ... registered hits against Columbia and Holy Cross ... logged 13.2 innings on mound ... allowed 24 hits and 14 earned runs ... drew lone start in non-league contest against St. Francis (N.Y.) ... yielded Terriers five hits and four earned runs over 4.1 innings ... did not earn a decision in game Black Knights eventually won.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Larry Czeszewski at Winston Churchill High ... earned two varsity letters on diamond ... split time between pitcher, center field and third base spots ... two-time all-city selection in outfield ... all-district as well ... chosen academic all-district on two occasions.
PERSONAL: Given name is Kyle Jeffrey Kalkwarf ... born Sept. 12, 1978, in Lincoln, Neb. ... parents' names are Sharon and Ken Kalkwarf ... majoring in Chemistry.