Steve May bio
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
MISCELLANEOUS: Sure-handed infielder ... versatile athlete ... spent first two years in Black, Gold and Gray as reserve at second base and shortstop positions ... earned starting role at third base last spring ... performed extremely well in first year as starter ... slick fielder with excellent range ... possesses strong, accurate throwing arm ... hard-nosed competitor ... equally adept at moving to left or right ... boasts excellent lower body strength ... line-drive hitter ... sprays balls to all fields ... carries sound approach to every plate appearance ... led team in batting during initial season with lead cast ... plays game with great deal of passion ... loves to compete ... not afraid to get uniform dirty ... possesses keen baseball instincts ... fine situational hitter ... handles bat well ... outstanding base runner ... utilized as valued pinch-runner early in career ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with great deal of flexibility ... letterman.
MILESTONES: Selected to ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-America District 1 Team as a junior ... one of nine Army players named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following junior campaign.
2010: Made the most of first season as a starter ... claimed lead role at third base during preseason workouts ... maintained position throughout spring ... limited to reserve duty during first two years in Black, Gold and Gray ... battled an early-season injury, but returned with a vengeance ... led team in batting average throughout season ... appeared in 36 contests ... drew 35 starting assignments ... hit .364 with four doubles, one home run, 22 runs scored and 16 runs batted in ... garnered 51 total bases ... posted .421 slugging percentage and .450 on-base mark ... finished with 44 base hits ... added nine sacrifice bunts ... topped team in batting average, on-base percentage and sacrifice bunts ... also ranked among team leaders in base hits, runs scored and slugging percentage ... ranked eighth among Patriot League batting leaders ... batted safely in 30 of 36 games ... performed well in clutch situations ... hit .385 with runners on base ...registered nine RBI with two outs ... posted .412 batting average with runners in scoring position ... listed fourth among team leaders with 13 multiple-hit showings ... registered three hits twice ... successful on 6 of 8 stolen base opportunities ... batted .355 with three doubles, one homer, 15 runs scored and 11 RBI in 20 Patriot League contests ... recorded .452 slugging percentage and .481 on-base mark in conference action ... hit .364 with runners in scoring position versus Patriot League foes ... went 3-for-4 with one run batted in to help Army defeat Marist in WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... finished 3-for-5 with one RBI during first game of Patriot League Tournament Semifinal Series versus Bucknell ... enjoyed standout showing during doubleheader sweep of arch-rival Navy ... collected two hits and three RBI during each game of twinbill to help Black Knights secure seventh consecutive "star" versus Mids ... finished the day 4-for-9 with one run scored and six runs batted in to pace road sweep ... put forth stellar showing against Lehigh as well ... helped Army to crucial four-game sweep of Mountain Hawks by collecting six hits and five runs scored ... went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and one RBI to lead Sunday sweep of Patriot League rival ... notched three multiple-hit showings during early season four-game series versus Cornell ... claimed other multi-hit efforts against Ohio State, Lafayette and Bucknell ... enjoyed torrid three-game stretch late in year ... went 7-for-9 with three runs scored and three RBI during that three-game tear opposite Marist and Bucknell ... blasted first career home run during 2-for-2 effort versus Bison during final weekend of regular season conference play ... selected to ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-America District 1 Team ... one of nine Army players named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll at year's end.
2009: Appeared in seven games, all in reserve ... collected one hit in three plate appearances ... recorded two runs batted in ... used as pinch-runner against Quinnipiac and Binghamton ... gained three pinch-hitting opportunities ... drew other showings opposite Columbia, Iona, Lehigh (twice) and NJIT ... garnered lone base hit in two trips to plate versus Lehigh ... notched sacrifice fly in only at-bat against Iona ... added other RBI during home defeat of Columbia.
2008: Saw action in 16 contests ... earned one starting assignment ... batted .118 with four runs scored and one run batted in ... registered two base hits in 17 official plate appearances ... worked three walks as well ... recorded .118 slugging percentage and .250 on-base percentage ... added one stolen base ... collected both hits during lone start of season ... responded to lead call with 2-for-4 effort opposite Iona ... added one walk, one run scored and one RBI in home victory ... registered stolen base on only attempt of season against Gaels ... committed just one fielding error in 28 tries for seasonal fielding percentage of .964.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Scott Weissman at Parkway West High ... earned four varsity letters at shortstop ... all-conference selection as a senior ... posted .420 batting average during final campaign ... garnered two varsity letters in football as well ... starred at running back position ... rushed for nearly 1,300 yards en route to all-conference citation as a senior ... helped baseball and football squads to district championships that year.
PERSONAL: Given name is Stephen Daniel May ... born Oct. 10, 1988, in Mesa, Ariz. ... parents' names are Carla and Roger May ... enjoys playing guitar and watching football in spare time ... majoring in Engineering Management.