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#1 Chad Carroll
Position: Infield/Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oakton, Va.
High School: Oakton
Major: Marketing
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Carroll Photos

As a junior:

  • Preseason CAA Co-Player of the Year
  • Preseason Third Team All-American by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
  • Identified by CollegeBaseballInsider.com in poll of CAA coaches as league's best pure hitter, toughest to strike out and best baserunner

As a sophomore:

  • First Team All-CAA
  • Second Team VaSID All-State
  • CollegeSportsMadness.com First Team All-CAA
  • Second Team Rawlings/ABCA All-East Region
  • Ranked third in the CAA in batting average (.389), first in triples (8), fourth in RBIs (55), fourth in s teals (21) and eighth in slugging percentage (.591)
  • Within 26 league games, ranked second in the CAA in average (.394), fourth in hits (41), eighth in doubles (8), first in triples (4), second in RBIs (36), 10th in steals (7), eighth in total bases (60) and eighth in slugging percentage (.577)
  • Tied JMU season record with eight triples and climbed to eighth in career history with 10 in two seasons
  • Led JMU in average (.389), hits (75), multiple-hit games (25), RBIs (55), triples (8), total bases (114) and steals (21)
  • Shared the team lead in longest hitting streak with two streaks of 16 games and will carry an active nine-game streak into his junior season in 2014
  • Finished among the top 100 in the country statistically with 16th in average (.389), 50th in runs per game (0.98), third in triples per game (0.16), second in triples (8), 19th in RBIs per game (1.08), 52nd in RBIs (55), 61st in steals per game (0.41) and 78th in steals (21)
  • After getting first career home run in the final game of 2012 season, smacked first home round tripper in fourth game of 2013 in a 3-for-4 game with four runs, four RBIs, a triple and a walk
  • 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a double in Hofstra opener
  • Capped five consecutive multiple-hit games by going 2-for-4 with triple and four RBIs in UNCW opener
  • Tripled in each of last two games of GMU series
  • Made it three straight games with a triple by going 3-for-3 with five runs and five RBIs vs. Liberty
  • Seventh triple to maintain national lead in ODU opener
  • 3-for-4 with two RBIs in ODU middle game
  • Second stretch of five straight games with multiple hits from April 13 to April 20
  • Six RBIs with a three-run double and three-run home run in middle game vs. William and Mary
  • 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs in GSU finale, including two-run double to take 6-5 lead in bottom of the eighth
  • 3-for-4 in GW finale with eighth triple to tie JMU program record and stay in national lead, also doubled and stole two bases
  • Drove in eight runs in Towson series, including 4-for-5 game with two doubles and five RBIs in middle game
  • Pair of two-hit games in Delaware series to clinch CAA Tournament spot for JMU
  • 2-for-5 with three runs scored and a walk in JMU’s CAA Tournament win over Delaware
  • Two hits, walk and hit by pitch in 20-19 CAA Tournament loss to William and Mary
  • Played for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League
  • Member of the Vienna Riverdogs, part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League while posting a .303 OBP

As a freshman:

  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Shared JMU's team Rookie of the Year honors
  • Ranked seventh in the CAA with 160 assists
  • During the 30-game CAA league schedule, ranked sixth in triples (2) and fifth in assists (91)
  • Moved in 10th in JMU history with 160 assists in a season
  • JMU debut vs. Coastal Carolina
  • First JMU hits going 2-for-3 with two runs, RBI, walk and steal vs. Longwood, which started a 7-for-18 week with five hits against Bucknell
  • Made it five multiple-hit efforts in seven games with two in Lafayette opener and first three-hit game with three RBIs in middle game which he had the walk-off single in a 10-9 victory
  • 2-for-3 with two runs scored in UNCW opener
  • 2-for-3 with a walk in W&M second game
  • Double, first career triple, run and an RBI in W&M finale
  • Two hits and two of JMU's record-breaking 11 steals in Sunday win at Georgia State
  • Two hits with a double in each of the last two games vs. Delaware
  • Third straight game with multiple hits going 2-for-4 with sac bunt and run scored at UVA
  • Two hits with a double, walk, stolen base and season-high three runs scored in Northeastern finale
  • Delivered a two-run single in the ninth inning in Saturday ODU game to tie the score at 5-5 and send game into extra innings, where the Dukes rallied for the win
  • First career four-hit game in Hofstra opener with two RBI's
  • Five RBIs in VCU series, including three in the finale
  • Back-to-back two-hit games to close the season at Towson, including a 2-for-4 performance with a walk, three runs scored and his first career home run in the second-to-last game of the season
  • Spent summer 2012 with the Alaska Goldpanners in Fairbanks with a team-best 36 games played while ranking 19th in the league with a .305 average.  Fifth in the Alaska League with 12 steals and 27 runs and second on team with 40 hits while racking up seven doubles and 10 RBIs.

Before JMU:

  • Played for head coach Justin Janis and Oakton High School
  • As a senior, helped lead the Cougars (18-6) to the Concorde District title for the first time since 2006 with Carroll pitching the final inning and stealing four bases
  • Named to the Washington Post's 2011 All-Met Team as the First Team shortstop
  • Second Team All-State Group AAA, First Team All-Northern Region as a shortstop and the Concorde District Player of the Year
  • As a senior hit .465 with 19 extra-base hits while scoring 41 runs and going a perfect 31-for-31 on stolen base opportunities
  • Received Oakton High School's Sportsman of the Year award and the baseball team's Most Valuable Player award
  • As a junior hit .436 with 25 stolen bases while earning First Team All-District honors
  • 2010 ESPN Rise All-Area top prospects
  • Played as a freshman and sophomore as the starting shortstop for Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Named honorable mention All-Conference in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) both years at Gonzaga
  • Hit .417 for Gonzaga in 2009 while batting leadoff as the starting shortstop as a sophomore
  • Member of the 2009 and 2010 Virginia Commonwealth Games North Team, winning the Commonwealth championship in 2010
  • Also played for Bill Grossman and the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL) Stars/Prospect Stars
  • NVTBL Prospect Stars were champions of the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Mid-Summer Classic and 2010 DI Draftable 18U Tournament while also placing in the top 16 at the 2010 World Wood Bat 18U National Championship
  • Prospect Stars were champions of the 2010 Fall Wood Bat Tournament
  • Qualified for the Virginia State Track and Field Championships as a senior in the long jump, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay
  • Established Oakton High School records in both relays while placing second in the state in the 1,600 and third in the 800 while also setting a meet record
  • Also played a year of water polo at Gonzaga

Personal:

  • Son of April and Carson Carroll
  • Father played collegiately at UC Irvine (1980, 1981) and was named an honorable mention All-American in 1981 by The Sporting News. He was drafted in 1981 by the Minnesota Twins and played seven years of professional baseball for the Twins, Yankees and Royals while being selected to three Minor League All-Star Games
  • Mother, April "Bunny" Freud Carroll, played field hockey at California (Berkeley) and went on to train with the United States Field Hockey Squad in Colorado Springs. She was named a Mitchell & Ness USA All-American in 1984.
  • Marketing major

 

Career Statistics

Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2012.... .279 53-51 197 33 55 6 2 1 28 68 .345 19 7 29 2 .360 2 4 13-18 106 160 24 .917
2013.... .389 51-46 193 50 75 14 8 3 55 114 .591 13 7 31 2 .442 2 4 21-24 59 4 4 .940
TOTAL... .333 104-97 390 83 130 20 10 4 83 182 .467 32 14 60 4 .400 4 8 34-42 165 164 28 .922

Career Highs

Runs: 5, Liberty 3/27/13
Hits: 4, 2x, Towson 5/11/13
RBIs: 6, William and Mary 4/13/13
Steals: 2, 4x, George Washington 4/28/13
Hitting Streak: 16, 2x, 4/5/13-4/28/13


 

Getting to know Chad...

What is your current major?
Marketing


Why did you choose JMU?
Baseball, food, and academics.


What is your favorite thing about JMU?
My friends Glenda and Stacey at “the Corner Bistro” in Memorial Hall


What is your Favorite place to eat on campus?
D-hall


Most people don’t know that I...
Have another little brother who is playing baseball at UMBC.


Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
My Dad


What is your “walk out” song?
Wait Your Turn-Rihanna


What is your Favorite pregame meal?
Chipotle


Who is your Favorite Athlete?
Steve Lombardozzi


What is your Favorite Movie?
Armageddon


What is your biggest fear?
Missing meals


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Spiderman


If you could travel to one place, where would it be?
Mars


If you could sit down and talk to any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
Donna Carroll


What is your biggest pet peeve?
The fact that Mcdonald's charges extra to put Big Mac Sauce on the Mcdouble


Pick one.
Hamburger or Hot Dog:
Hamburger
Gray, White, Gold, Purple, or Black Uniform:
Black
Ski or Snowboard:
Ski
Facebook or Twitter:
Facebook
Chinese Food or Mexican Food:
Chipotle
Skittles or M&M’s:
Skittles
Country Music or Hip Hop:
Depends on my mood

Within the team, who is the...
Most looked up to:
Conner Brown
Team Clown:
Matt Tenaglia
Best Dressed:
Ty Carroll
Most likely to be late:
Nick Merullo
Most likely to break out in a song:
Tyler Gregory
Best Dancer:
Ty Carroll
Best Motivator:
Conner Brown
Most likely to become famous (from baseball or nonbaseball related):
Kevin Feehan