Brendan James Nolan, born October 21, 1977 ... graduated from Swampscott High School in 1995, before spending the 1995-96 academic year as a post-graduate at Phillips Andover Academy.
AS A JUNIOR: Made 11 appearances on the mound in 1999, including seven starts posted a 5-2 record with a 9.50 ERA placed second on the team in wins won three consecutive starts from March 28-April 13 picked up first win of the season by going 6.1 innings at Seton Hall (March 28); struck out six in that contest hurled a complete-game, 10-3 victory on April 3 against Georgetown; gave up two runs, while scattering eight hits and striking out four beat the Crimson of Harvard (April 13) by going 5.1 innings, while striking out three went three innings of relief to pick up win at Connecticut (May 2) and tallied final victory of the season a week later by pitching one inning in relief against St. John's (May 9).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made eight mound appearances, including one start earned the victory against Valparaiso on March 4, allowing just one earned run in a 4.0 inning effort fanned two batters in 1.0 inning of work against Notre Dame pitched 4.0 innings against Massachusetts in the Beanpot at Fenway Park on April 21, scattering three hits, allowing one run and fanning three.
AS A FRESHMAN: Led all pitchers in appearances (15, all in relief) and saves (two) ... finished 0-2 with a 5.70 ERA; recorded 13 strikeouts and 11 walks in 27 innings ... allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out two in his first career appearance -- vs. Fordham on March 2 ... picked up first collegiate save, pitching one scoreless inning and preserving a 9-6 extra-inning win at Pittsburgh on April 4 ... did not allow a runner to reach base in 1.3 innings of relief to earn his second save of the year -- against West Virginia on April 20.
BEFORE BC: Earned 1996 New England Class A Player-of-the-Year honors at Phillips Andover Academy ... earned 1996 Boston Globe All-Scholastic accolades, leading his team to the New England Class A title ... finished the 1996 season with a 4-0 pitching record, a 0.80 earned run average and a .520 batting average ... was a two-time Northeast Conference all-star at Swampscott High School ... finished his senior season with a 7-1 pitching record, a 1.50 earned run average and a .395 batting average ... helped Swampscott win the state title in his sophomore season ... played for head coach Frank DeFelice at Swampscott and head coach Andrew Cline at Phillips Academy ... was a key member of the Swampscott Mariners Legion team that qualified for the 1995 and 1996 state tournaments ... also played four years on Swampscott's football team and one year on the basketball team ... an honor roll student who was a member of Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD).
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Brendan and his older brother Matthew are the sons of Kathleen and Peter Nolan.
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