26 David Soltis
26 David Soltis
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Plainville, Conn.
High School: Plainville
Previous College: University of Vermont
Position: INF
Major: Politics and Law
Bats/Throws: R/R

As a senior: Battled injuries during his senior season, starting 35 games for the Bulldogs in the infield ... Hit .232 with five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored ... Strung together a season-long eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 24 - Mar. 10 ... Collected three hits, a double and two RBI against George Mason on Mar. 4 ... Collected two hits and scored two runs against Radford (Mar. 10) ... Had two hits, scored three runs and doubled against Mount St. Mary's (Mar. 18) ... After missing 12 games with an injury, came back to homer against first round draft pick Pat Light on May 4 ... Homered in his final game as a Bulldog to help Bryant close out its season with a 2-1 victory.

As a junior: Played in all 53 games and led the team in nearly every offensive category on his way to First Team All-NEC honors ... Selected to play in the NEIBA All-Star game ... Led the team in batting average (.348), hits (62), doubles (16), runs (34), RBI (33), walks (26) and on base percentage (.447) ... Put together 19 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games ... Had a season-best nine-game hit streak from Apr. 16-27 ... That streak included five two-hit games ... Had three-straight two-hit games against Mount St. Mary's (Apr. 16-17) and Harvard (Apr. 19) ... Finished his season with an 8-17 performance in a four-game series against Farleigh Dickinson ... Drove in a career-high five runs in the first game of the series ... Hit .392 in conference games.

As a sophomore: Made 29 appearances including 23 starts at shortstop and at DH in first season after transferring from Vermont … Batted .200 with 15 hits and 13 runs scored … Drove in seven runs … Collected two hits in games against Central Connecticut and Brown … Drove in two runs against Central Connecticut … Fielding percentage of .944 in 71 plays defensively with 24 putouts and 43 assists …  Made season-high six assists plus one putout and no errors against UNC Asheville.

Before Bryant: Transfer from the University of Vermont ... America East Conference Named to All-Tournament selection ... Played in the NYCBL (summer) ... Named to All-Futures Team ... Three-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Plainville High School ... A three-time All-Northwest Conference selection ... Four-time All-Northwest Conference Academic selection ...  Three-time All-Northwest Conference league selection in football ... Set school's single season career and rushing record ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Was in the top 20 percent of graduating class.

Personal: Born September 28, 1989 ... Son of David and Laura Soltis ... Has two sisters, Lindsay and Amanda.

Career Highs

Hits: 3, four times
Run scored: 3, at Virginia Tech (3/5/11)
RBI: 5, at Farleigh Dickinson (5/13/11)
Home runs: 1, three times
Stolen bases: 1, seven times
Walks: 3, at Virginia Tech (3/5/11)