2014: Saw action in all 14 games for Army after coming back from an injury sustained in 2013 ... picked up 22 ground balls for fifth on the team and caused one turnover ... went 0-for-2 in faceoffs.
2013: Limited to playing in one game last season due to injury ... caused two turnovers in lone appearance in the season-opener at UMass (Feb. 10).
2012: Played an integral role in Army's defensive midfield in all 15 games ... ran alongside then-senior short sticks Brian LoRusso and Matt Hurley ... newcomer burst onto the scene in his first collegiate game against Massachusetts (Feb. 10) and never looked back ... one of two rookies to earn significant playing time in their first season, joining starting midfielder John Glesener ... finished the season with two assists - one each opposite nationally ranked Syracuse (Feb. 26) at the Carrier Dome and Colgate (Mar. 31) at home ... totaled 19 ground balls on the season, including a career-high four in Army's Patriot League Tournament loss to eventual champion Lehigh (Apr. 27) ... took 11 face-offs behind starting senior Derek Sipperly ... went 3-of-7 in the "x" at Syracuse.
Prior to West Point: Prepped a year at the USMA Prep School in 2010-11 under head coach Tom Hansen ... played high school lacrosse at Loyola-Blakefield for coach Jack Crawford ... team made MIAA semifinals during his junior season.
Personal: William James Baird was born in Towson, Md., on Nov. 22, 1991 ... parents are Bill and Mary Baird ... two siblings - Tommy and Emma ... family spent the majority of childhood in California ... NorCal All-Star teammate of classmate John Glesener for three years ... major is Management.