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25 - Rick Phillips
Rick Phillips
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School: Gaithersburg
Position: C
B/T: R/R

2010: Served as team co-captain, starting 47 games behind the plate for the Retrievers… Hit .228 with three home runs and 16 runs driven in, while only committing four errors in 259 chances… Recorded 10 multi-hit games, including four in a row from March 14-18… Named co-captain for the 2011 season… Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.

 

2009: Played in 16 games for the Retrievers, starting eight… Hit his first career grand slam against Maine on April 19… Hit an RBI double and scored a run against Vermont on May 11… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

 

2008: Did not play... Earned a redshirt for the season.

 

2007: Played in 24 games, 18 of which he started in his freshman season... Caught eight runners stealing on 25 attempts to lead the Retrievers... Also held a fielding percentage of .991 and finished with a .203 batting average... Recorded 14 hits, scored six runs, batted in six runs and tallied a double and two home runs... Best outing came against Mount St. Mary’s where he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

 

Background:  Played for Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Md., helping the team to a runner-up finish in the region in 2005 and 2006… Earned Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2006, Gaithersburg Gazette Second-Team All-County in 2006 and Honorable Mention All-County in 2005, D.C. Examiner Second-Team All-County in 2005, and the America Legion Montgomery County Herb Rutledge Award… Co-captain of his baseball squad in 2006… Set single-season RBI record in 2005 with 28 total and ended high school career with a .353 average… Also lettered in football, serving as co-captain and earning the 4A Coaches’ All-Star Team Honorable Mention in 2005… Lists best performances as three consecutive games where he hit the go-ahead home run during 2005… Member of the National Honor Society… Majoring in mechanical engineering… Youngest child of Lawrence and Diane Phillips… Has a brother Lawrence (25)… Born Nov. 17, 1988.

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