MISCELLANEOUS: Spirited competitor who brings high energy level to field every day ... plays game with great passion ... team player with selfless attitude ... second baseman by trade ... versatile performer ... filled in admirably at third base each of past two years ... scrappy offensive performer ... line-drive hitter with surprising power ... consistent run-producer ... ranked among team leaders in runs scored and runs batted in each of past two seasons ... boasts tireless work ethic ... thrives in pressure situations ... possesses valuable ability to deliver in clutch ... developed into force atop Black Knights' lineup ... held down No. 2 spot in Army's batting order much of past two seasons ... will split time between between third base, second base and designated hitter this spring ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with valuable depth and flexibility ... loves to compete ... carries solid .293 career batting average into final campaign ... possesses outstanding leadership qualities ... selected team co-captain ... three-year letterman.
2001: Only Army player to see action in all 45 contests ... drew 42 starting assignments ... began season in designated hitter's slot ... returned to third base following season-ending injury to Brad Scioletti ... rebounded from early season slump to post very respectable .317 batting average overall ... clutch performer who batted .375 with runners in scoring position ... that figure ranked second on club ... listed third on squad with 29 runs batted in and fourth in base hits with 46 ... topped team with 39 runs scored to list tied for fourth among Patrot League leaders ... that figure stands tied for ninth on Army's single-season chart ... registered 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts (.765) ... third among team leaders in base thefts ... led squad with 25 bases on balls ... that figure ranked third among conference leaders ... authored .436 on-base percentage ... recorded at least two runs batted in on eight occasions ... piled up 10 multiple-hit showings ... posted career-best 5-for-5 effort with three runs scored and two runs batted in during non-league date with Monmouth ... added four hits and three RBI in midweek showing against Manhattan ... fashioned team-leading 59.1 percent success rate in driving home runners from third base with less than two outs ... lifted seasonal batting average 42 percentage points over final nine games of season ... batted .500 (14-28) with 13 runs scored and nine runs batted in during that hot stretch.
2000: Authored "breakout" showing during first season as starter ... began sophomore campaign as Black Knights' top designated hitter ... moved to third base after starter Michael Cooper was felled by shoulder injury ... performed admirably during transition ... batted .318 with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs and 27 runs batted in ... tied for team lead with 30 runs scored ... also ranked among team leaders in base hits (3rd), doubles (T4th), triples (1st), home runs (T3rd), slugging percentage (3rd) and stolen bases (4th) ... registered 66 total bases to rank second on club ... batted .333 with 15 runs batted in during Patriot League play ... closed regular season with flourish ... carried career-long nine-game hitting streak into NCAA Regional action ... batted .485 (16-33) with 10 runs scored and 11 runs batted in during that stretch ... lifted seasonal batting average nearly 50 percentage points with run ... driving force behind Black Knights' Patriot League championship ... voted conference tourney most valuable player after batting .533 (8-15) with six runs scored, four runs batted in and two stolen bases ... served as offensive catalyst behind several Army comebacks ... drilled "walk-off," three-run home run to cap Cadet comeback victory over Lehigh ... delivered game-winning run with one-out single in top of ninth inning against Bucknell in elimination game of Patriot League Tournament, setting stage for Black Knights' championship run ... collected Army's lone extra-base hit during two-game regional showing ... laced double during Black Knights' 3-1 loss to eventual regional champion Penn State ... reached base in three of four plate appearances that game.
1999: Appeared in 20 contests ... drew 16 starting assignments at second base ... claimed lead role during early portion of season ... batted .164 with four doubles and five runs batted in ... scored eight runs ... slapped two hits on two occasions ... went 2-for-4 with one run batted in and three runs scored versus West Virginia at Service Academies Classic ... collected two hits to help spark impressive defeat of Florida Southern.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Kele Ayo at Winston Churchill High ... three-sport standout ... lettered three times in baseball, twice in both basketball and football ... split time at both second base and shortstop on diamond ... served as team captain final two seasons ... all-conference choice at second base.
PERSONAL: Given name is Joshua Michael Minney ... born Dec. 1, 1979, in Eugene, Ore. ... parents' names are Mary Lynn and Steve Minney ... majoring in Economics.