On Maropis: A tremendous athlete with good speed ... will start in right field after making the transition from second base ... shows great potential at the plate and will be asked to provide senior leadership.
As a Junior (2005): Played 49 games and was in the starting lineup for 41 ... saw time in both the infield and outfield, as well as at designated hitter ... hit .262 with 19 RBIs and 34 runs ... led the Terps with a career-high 19 steals ... in two out situations, batted a team-high .354 ... closed out the UNC Wilmington series by going 2-for-5 with two runs (Feb. 20) ... hit a game-winning home run against James Madison (Mar. 15) ... was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the second game of a three-game series at Virginia (Mar. 19) ... recorded a double, run scored and was hit by a pitch against Duquesne (Mar. 22) ... had two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the series finale at Georgia Tech ... made his first career appearance at first base in the game ... (Apr. 3) ... tied career-highs with four hits and three runs in five at-bats against UMBC (Apr. 6) ... hit two doubles and stole a base in his first career start in right field against North Carolina (Apr. 8) ... went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and stolen base in the series finale with the Tar Heels (Apr. 10) ... against Coppin State, went 2-for-4 with a home run, walk, two stolen bases, three runs and three RBI ... homer was a long blast over the left-center field wall in the first inning (Apr. 19) ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in the second game of the Wake Forest series (Apr. 23) ... had hits in all three games vs. Miami, finishing the series 4-for-12 with four runs scored (Apr. 29-May 1) ... finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in the series opener with the Hurricanes (Apr. 29) ... singled, walked, stole a base and scored two runs in the series finale (May 1) ... had a career-high five hits in six at-bats in team's win over Towson ... in that game, also became the first Terp in over three years to score five runs in a game (May 4).
As a Sophomore (2004): Had a breakout season, finishing third on the team and ninth in the ACC with a .353 batting average and tying for fourth in the conference with four triples ... four triples also tied him for sixth on the school's all-time single-season list ... finished second on the team with 13 stolen bases and was caught stealing only once (.929 success rate) ... was third on the team with a .388 on-base percentage and posted an .886 on-base plus slugging average (OPS) ... had three eight-game hitting streaks throughout the season, including one to close the year ... his average never dipped below .340 after becoming a regular starter (Mar. 9 vs. Towson), and he was hitting over .400 as late as April 7 ... led the team with 41 hits, 53 total bases and 20 runs in conference play ... had at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 conference games, and had an ACC batting average of .423 (30-71) from mid-April through the end of the year ... also scored 17 runs and had nine RBIs over that 16-game span ... had at least two hits in each of the team's three ACC Tournament games, leading the team with seven total hits ... tied for the team-lead with four sacrifice flies ... was 1-for-3 with a career-high tying three RBI against Florida State (Mar. 21) ... went 6-for-9 with three runs, four RBI and two extra-base hits in a doubleheader against UMES (Apr. 6) ... had hits in each of the team's three games versus Virginia, going 7-for-16 in the series (Apr. 16-18) ... went 3-for-6 with three RBI, three runs and a home run in the first game of the Wake Forest series (Apr. 23) ... went 7-for-15 with eight runs in the series (Apr. 23-25).
As a Freshman (2003): Saw action at second base and shortstop, providing the Terps with some flexibility in the infield ... went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in his first start as a Terrapin against Stetson (Feb. 15) ... collected his first career RBI vs. Wake Forest (March 15) ... knocked in two runs on a single against Georgia Tech (March 23) ... stole a base and scored a run vs. Florida State (May 10).
At Franklin: A three-year letterwinner, earning MVP honors his senior season ... hit over .600 while leading Franklin to the WPIAL Class AAA championship ... compiled a .449 batting average in 2002 and .428 in 2001 ... named All-Conference and All-East shortstop his senior and junior campaigns ... also named an All-Star shortstop by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Tribune Review in 2001 and 2002 ... selected to the All-District team by the Baseball Coaches Association ... chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 40th round of the MLB draft.
Personal: Son of Kathy and Pete Maropis ... has strong family ties to baseball - grandfather Pete played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1950s, father Pete played for Alleghany College (1973-75) and went on to play for the Chicago White Sox (1975-78), and brother Peter played at Duquesne ... majoring in biological sciences.
Maropis' Career Batting Statistics
Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg. BB SO SB 2003 .159 32/18 63 6 10 1 0 0 4 .175 5 2 3 2004 .353 52/48 201 38 71 12 4 3 31 .498 13 35 13 2005 .262 49/41 172 34 45 13 0 2 19 .372 12 24 19 Totals .289 133/107 436 78 126 26 4 5 54 .401 30 61 35
Maropis' Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, twice, last vs. UMBC (4/6/05)