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Ryan Soares
31 Ryan Soares
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harwich, Mass.

High School:
Harwich

Last College:
South Florida

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Position:
2B/SS

B/T:
R/R

2010: Named Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American... Selected CAA Player of the Year... Broke the CAA record for single-season doubles and had the fifth-best single-season batting average and sixth-best singles-season slugging percentage in CAA history... Broke the Mason record for single-season batting average, single-season doubles and career doubles... Had 13 sacrifice flies, the second-most in a single season in NCAA Division I history... Hit .438 with 29 doubles, 13 homers, 71 RBI, 57 runs scored, an .809 slugging percentage and a .474 on-base percentage... Through the end of May, led the nation in doubles per game and sacrifice flies, was fourth in RBI per game, seventh in slugging percentage and ninth in batting average... Was among the 50 toughest players in the nation to strikeout... Finished career among top 10 in school history in hits, home runs, total bases, sacrifices and batting average and top five in RBI, hit by pitch and assists... Had the second-best single-season slugging percentage in school history and the fifth-highest RBI total... Started 48 games missing two contests due to injury... Led the Patriots with 28 multi-hit games and 20 multi-RBI games... Was the only Patriot with a multi-homer game, doing it three times... After the season's opening weekend, batted better than .400 for the entire season... Opened the year going 3 for 7 with a double, a triple and five RBI against Northwestern (2/18)... Had six straight multi-hit games from Feb. 21 through March 16 going 3 for 4 (2/21 vs. Northwestern), 3 for 4 (2/27 vs. Georgetown), 3 for 5 with two RBI (2/27 vs. Georgetown), 2 for 3 with three RBI (2/28 vs. Georgetown), 2 for 4 with four RBI (3/8 vs. Radford) and 3 for 5 with a school-record three doubles (3/16 vs. Longwood)... Had a streak of seven-straight games with an RBI from March 19-March 27 with 14 in that span... Went 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBI against UMBC (3/31)... Also had two doubles against UNCW (4/2)... Went 2 for 4 with four RBI against George Washington (4/7)... Went 2 for 4 with two homers and a career-high six RBI at Maryland (4/27)... Was 3 for 4 with three RBI against VCU (5/16), breaking the school record for single-season doubles... Tied the CAA mark for single-season doubles going 3 for 4 with three RBI at Towson (5/22)... Finished the season going 5 for 6 with two homers, two doubles, five RBI and five runs scored at Towson (5/23) to break the CAA single-season doubles record and the Mason career doubles mark finishing with 60... Hit .500 with runners in scoring position... Led Mason with 20 two-out RBI... Finished the season with a 13-game hitting streak.

2009: Named third-team All-CAA at second base... Started 52 games for the Patriots, missing four games due to injury... Had 11 home runs and 16 doubles to finish the season with a .318 average and a .559 slugging percentage... Had 20 multi-hit games and a 14-game hitting streak, second-longest on the team... Had 10 homers in season's final 37 games hitting .335 in that span... Named CAA Co-Player of the Week on Feb. 24 after hitting .500 (8 for 16 with a homer, two doubles, four RBI and five runs scored... Homered in the season's first game going 4 for 5 with three runs and three RBI against USC Upstate (2/20)... Had two doubles and a triple and three RBI against Old Dominion (3/22)... Had a homer and three RBI at William & Mary (3/29)... Was 2 for 3 with a homer, a steal and two RBI against UNC Wilmington (4/4)... Had a season-high five RBI, including a grand slam, against James Madison on May 15... Is one of five active players with a career batting average better-than .300.

2008: Started all 55 games for the Patriots at second base and made just six errors on the season... Named second-team ABCA All-East Region and second-team All-Virginia... Was second on the team in steals, third in home runs, RBI and doubles, fourth in hits and runs and fifth in batting average... Hit .315 with seven homers, 49 RBI, 44 runs and 76 hits... Had six steals... Was one at-bat shy of tying the school record for at-bats in a season... Was fourth on the team in multi-hit games with 22 and tied for third in multi-RBI games with 13... Patriots were 15-7 with Soares in the leadoff spot... Named CAA Player of the Week on March 11 after going 12 for 16 with seven RBI and six runs scored... Was 4 for 5 with four RBI against George Washington on March 4... Was 4 for 4 with two RBI at Richmond on March 5... Was 4 for 7 with an RBI and two steals in a doubleheader against VCU on March 9... All seven home runs came in April and May... Homered on April 6 at Towson... Had career-high seven RBI on April 8 at George Washington going 5 for 6 with four runs and a homer... Had first multi-homer game on May 2 at nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington going 2 for 5 with two homers, two RBI and two runs scored... Had four hits on May 15 against William & Mary... From March 4 through April 13, a 38-game stretch, hit .365 with 10 doubles, 30 RBI and 24 runs while slugging .530 and compiling a .402 on-base percentage.

USF: Played in 28 games with 19 starts for South Florida... Was sixth on the team in batting with a .263 average... committed just one error on the season and had one homer with 13 RBI and 11 runs scored... Had a .378 on-base percentage and had a 1:1 walk to strikeout ratio... Named Big East All-Academic.

High School: Earned four letters in baseball, four letters in basketball and four letters in soccer at Harwich High School... Was Massachusetts D-III Player of the Year as a senior while leading squad to state title... First-team All-State in baseball, basketball and soccer as a senior... League MVP as a senior and a three-time league All-Star in baseball, basketball and soccer... Was a three-time MVP in all three sports as well as a two-year captain... Four-year honor roll student... As a senior, hit .480 with eight homers and 32 RBI while pitching 34 innings and not surrendering a run... Scored 1,275 points in basketball career and 111 points in soccer career.

Personal: Born July 10, 1987... Parents are Susan and Gary Soares... Has two siblings, Shannon and Jared... A 2006 graduate of Harwich High School... Transferred to Mason from South Florida... Also recruited by Clemson, Florida and UConn.

	CAREER MASON BATTING STATISTICS

YEAR GP/GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB/SBA 2008 55/55 .315 241 44 76 15 1 7 49 11 38 6/9 2009 52/52 .318 211 38 67 16 1 11 42 12 31 2/4 2010 48/48 .438 194 57 85 29 2 13 71 10 13 4/7 TOTALS 155/155 .353 646 139 228 60 4 31 162 33 82 12/20

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