5 Brett Tiagwad
2011: Served as the Hawks' primary starting center fielder, playing in 43 games and making 41 starts...Led the team in walks with 25 and stolen bases with 16...His .366 on-base percentage ranked him fifth on the squad...Also led Saint Joseph's with four sacrifice flies...Drove in two runs in the game at Elon on March 9...Posted 10 multi-hit games, including a 3-for-3 performance in a win over Richmond on May 19...Played flawless defense, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 108 chances...Named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.
2010: Took over the starting job in center field, hitting .327 over 42 games...Led the Hawks in stolen bases...Among the team leaders in hits, runs scored, batting average, and on-base percentage...Hit his first career home run on May 2 in SJU's 18-9 win at Richmond...Was 4-for-6 with four RBI on April 1 against Saint Louis.
2009: Played in 28 games, making 11 starts...Recorded nine hits and an RBI... Successful on both of his stolen base attempts...Used frequently as a pinch-runner and scored 11 runs.
High School: Hit .495 as a junior with 43 runs scored on his way to Second Team All-Catholic, Third Team All-City and Second Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors...Led St. Joseph's Prep to its first Catholic League title in 80 years...As a senior, hit .486 with 32 runs and 23 stolen bases as the Hawks won their second straight Catholic League title...Earned First Team All-Catholic, All-City, and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania accolades...His 108 career hits are a Prep record, a mark formerly held by his brother, Matt, who currently plays baseball at Fairfield...Was also a Second Team All-Catholic football player.
Personal: Born on September 22, 1989 to William and Debra Tiagwad...Father played baseball and football at Central Connecticut State and also played in the NFL with the Browns and the Patriots...Majoring in management.