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Rob Bateman
Rob Bateman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sparks, Md.

High School:
Hereford

Last College:
Penn State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 178

Position:
D



WORTH NOTING: One of the top longstick midfielders in the country ... preseason second-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook ...outstanding stick skills ... uncanny knack for disrupting an offense ... transferred to Virginia from Penn State, where he received his undergraduate degree in Real Estate last spring ...will play as a graduate student this spring.

AT PENN STATE: 2004--Missed the entire season due to an injury.

2003--Played in all 14 games ... second-team All-America ... second-team All-ECAC ... led the team and ECAC with 90 ground balls ... ranked fifth in the country in ground balls per game with a 6.92 average, second among LSM ... third on the team with eight assists ... won the Inside Lacrosse "Hoover Award" and Friends of Penn State Ground Ball Award for the second straight year ...grabbed 11 ground balls against UMBC and 10 vs. UVa ... notched two assists and nine ground balls in a 13-4 win over Ohio State to help clinch Penn State's first-ever NCAA tournament appearance.

2002--Scored two goals and had seven assists in 13 games ... honorable mention All-American ...second-team All-ECAC ... ECAC Defensive Player of the Week twice ... led the team and the ECAC with 94 ground balls ...fifth nationally in ground balls, second among LSMs ... won Inside Lacrosse "Hoover Award" and Friends of Penn State Ground Ball Award for the first time ... snagged a career-high 13 ground balls in an overtime win over Notre Dame ... scored two goals and added an assist in a win over UVa ... also scooped nine ground balls.

2001--Won the team's Ground Ball Award with 52 in 13 games ... ninth in the ECAC in ground balls ... had a great season, recording a two-point game against Georgetown with a goal and an assist ... scored a goal vs. Fairfield.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter in lacrosse ... earned All-American, all-state, all-metro, all-city and all-county honors in lacrosse ... lacrosse team captain as a senior ... led his team to a state championship, a county crown and two regional titles in his career ...participated in the National North-South game, Maryland East-West game and the Baltimore County All-Star game ... three-year starter at forward on the basketball team ...also a two-year starter on the football team.

PERSONAL: Son of Kathy and Jim Bateman ... born 4-25-82 in Baltimore, Md. ... is the middle of seven children ...two older brothers, Jamie and Josh, and an older sister, LeeAnne ... three younger sisters, Mary, Carrie and Elisa ... Jamie, played lacrosse at Gettysburg from 1996-99, while Mary is a junior midfielder at Salisbury, while Carrie is a freshman midfielder at Oregon.

BATEMAN STATISTICALLY (at Penn State)

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts Pen
2001 13 52 9 2 5 7 1-1:00
2002 13 94 6 2 7 9 3-2:00
2003 14 90 10 0 8 8 1-0:30
Career 40 236 25 4 20 24 5-2:30