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Ryan Leahy
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Salem, Mass.

High School:
St. John's Prep (Danvers)

Last College:
University of San Francisco

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Infield

Birthdate:
07/08/1981

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2003)
Ranked 61st in the country in the toughest-to-strikeout category with only 14 strikeouts in 187 at bats ...Helped Boston College to the nation's 31st ranking in double plays per game, after the Eagles averaged 1.02 ...Made 53 starts in 54 games ...Batted 59-for-187 for a .316 batting average with 24 RBI and 33 runs scored ...His 17 stolen bases landed him tied for sixth among conference players ...Tied for the team lead with seven sacrifice hits in addition to three sacrifice flies ...Hit 12 doubles, including eight (tied for third among conference players) in conference action only ...Powered a home run versus both Harvard (4/24) and Centenary (5/13) ...Hit safely in 38 games, including 18 multiple-hit games ...Forged five-, six-, and seven-game hitting streaks during the season ...In the seven-game hit streak (5/1 - 5/10), he went 11-for-23 (.478) with four runs scored ...Three times, he had three hits in a game: Kentucky (2/22), Holy Cross (3/25), Pittsburgh (5/3) ...Knocked in two or more runs in six games ...Drove in three runs vs. Valparaiso (3/6) ... Compiled four RBI vs. Northeastern (4/23), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored along with two stolen bases ...Over three games with the Huskies, Leahy stole a total of five bases.

AS A JUNIOR (2002)
Sat out the season due to injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001)
Hit .293 with nine doubles, two triples, one home run and 18 RBIs ... Led the team with seven sacrifice hits ... Finished second on the team with 15 stolen bases; his eight stolen bases in league play topped the team and placed him sixth in the BIG EAST ... Made an over-the-shoulder catch and converted an inning-ending double play in BC's 7-6 win over No. 2 Notre Dame (5/13); went 2-for-2 at the plate in that game ... From 4/29-5/6, hit .438 with four stolen bases and eight runs scored ... Scored two of BC's three runs in 3-2 clipping of Seton Hall (5/6) ... Went 2-for-3, including a triple, with two RBI in a 12-1 win over Northeastern (5/1) ... Plated the game-winning run on his first home run of the season in BC?s 6-4 win over Villanova (4/28) ... Went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in the doubleheader at Brown (4/5) ... Had a six-game hit streak from 3/7-3/18 during which he went 12-for-24 (.500) with eight runs scored ... Posted 13 hits, four doubles and seven RBI as the leadoff batter while the team was in Florida ... Tallied six multi-hit games on the trip, with two three-hit games (Yale, Wagner), and drove in a run in four of eight contests ... Doubled in the game-winning RBI in a 2-0 win over William & Mary (2/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Eagles' 14-8 loss to Oklahoma State (2/10).

AT SAN FRANCISCO (2000)
Started 19 of the 41 games he played for the 26-33 University of San Francisco Dons ... Hit .294 (25-for-85) with eight runs batted in ... Recorded an on-base percentage of .406 ... Was handed 12 free passes and slammed one home run.

BEFORE SAN FRANCISCO
Was a four-year starter and letterwinner in baseball at St. John's Prep (Danvers, Mass.) ... Named Catholic Conference All-Star his last three years ... Voted the Massachusetts state tournament MVP after leading St. John's to the title in 1999 ... Participated in the Massachusetts vs. Connecticut All-Star Game at Fenway Park in 1999 ...Played for the Red Sox, coached by former Red Sox skipper Butch Hobson, at the 1998 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. ...Competed in the USA Pan-Am Juniors from 1994-95.

PERSONAL
Born on July 8, 1981 ... Earned a bachelor's degree from the Lynch School of Education in secondary education and history and is pursuing a master's degree in moderate special needs ... Started and earned a letter in football and basketball all four years at St. John's Prep ... Football team won the state championship in 1997 ... Was an all-star one year in football and three years in basketball ... Earned athletic academic honor roll distinction at San Francisco ... Ryan is the eldest of Ellen and William Van Loon's three children.

LEAHY'S STATISTICS AT BC

Year	Avg.	GP-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO
2001	.293	44-44	147	38	43	9	2	 1	18	18	19
2002	Redshirted
2003	.316	54-53	187	33	59	12	0	 2	24	17	14
Totals	.305	98-97	334	71	102	21	2	 3	42	35	33

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