#41 Bill Warrender
AT NOTRE DAME: Walk-on outfielder that earned a monogram in 2009 … as a freshman in the fall of 2006, attempted to walk on to the Notre Dame football team … good all-around athlete, with speed, a strong throwing arm and improved hitting skills … will compete for playing time at any of the three outfield spots … carried a 3.599 cumulative GPA into the `10 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in three games (vs. Dayton on Feb. 28; vs. Grambling on March 11; vs. Valparaiso on March 18) and registered one at bat against Dayton on Feb. 28 … recorded a putout as a defensive replacement against Grambling on March 11 … went hitless in one at bat in the exhibition against the South Bend Silverhawks (Single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks), but did record a pair of putouts and added an outfield assist (starting an 8-3 double play) … started all three games for the victorious Blue in the Blue-Gold World Series … batted .200 (2-for-10) with a double, a run scored and two RBI.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Saw action in four games, mostly as a late-inning defensive substitute … appeared in games against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26), Manchester College (Apr. 9), Chicago State (Apr. 22) and Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 30) … went hitless in two at bats on the season and both came against Manchester College … chipped in with a walk and stolen base in the exhibition against the South Bend Silverhawks … saw action as a defensive replacement in the final game of the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series.
PREP & PERSONAL: Earned first team all-Philadelphia Catholic League honors as a senior outfielder at LaSalle Collegiate High School … hit .369 during that 2006 season, with 16 RBI, 21 runs scored, eight doubles, seven walks and a triple … also named team[apos]s offensive player of the year in 2006, after helping team reach the league semifinals … member of first LaSalle Collegiate baseball team ever to win the PCL title, during his junior season … hit .297 during 2005 (nine RBI, 12 R, four 2B, 3B, eight BB) … member of the J.P. Mascaro American Legion team that reached the state tournament during his freshman year before advancing to regionals the next two seasons … joined junior catcher Matt Katich (New Castle/Mohawk HS) as pair of Pennsylvania natives on 2009 Irish baseball team … previously had played competitive football in middle school before concentrating on baseball and basketball in high school … played on the LCHS freshman basketball team and then lettered on the varsity his final three seasons (as a small forward) … helped basketball team reach the Public Catholic League semifinal round, during his sophomore season (2003-04) … captained basketball team as a senior (2005-06) … member of the National Honor Society, student government and the LaSallian Service Corps … his father, William Warrender, swam collegiately at LaSalle University and received his MBA from Notre Dame … his uncle, James Catalino, also is an ND graduate … born Jan. 20, 1988, in Philadelphia … full name is William James Warrender … son of William and Mary Ellen Warrender … enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies major.
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Warrender in the BIG EAST Conference
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