One of the team's top offensive threats • will start for third straight year at third base for Blue Hens.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Started all 47 games he appeared in • batted .238 with six homeruns, 39 RBIs and 10 doubles • ranked 2nd on the team in walks, with 24 • named third team All-Colonial Athletic Association • recorded three hits in four plate appearances, scoring three times at Hofstra (4/8) • drove in 4 runs against LaSalle • drove in three runs at Towson (5/14) • went three for six with four RBIs against La Salle • walked three times against Stetson • stole two bases against Delaware State and against Elon (5/7).
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Enjoyed an outstanding season as a redshirt freshman • earned Freshman All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball and was a member of the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team • named team's Max Orland Rookie of the Year • played and started in all but one game, logging time in 49 contests • ranked No. 6 among team regulars with a .281 batting average with 52 hits in 185 at bats • led team with 35 RBI, tied for team lead with five home runs, and also scored 33 runs • also led team with five sacrifice flies and was third with 20 walks • had 14 multiple-hit games with a season-high three five times • tied for team lead with nine multiple-RBI games with a season-high four RBI in 17-14 win over William & Mary (Apr. 25) when he went 3 for 5 with a double • went 6 for 12 with five RBI in William & Mary series • had an 11-game hitting streak at one point in season.
Did not see action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility.
Two-sport standout at Cape Henlopen High School • All-State selection in both football and baseball as a senior • played baseball for head coach Ben Evick and football for head coach Bill Collick • pitched and played shortstop in baseball and played quarterback and defensive back in football • earned second team All-Northeast Region honors in baseball for head • named Cape Henlopen High School Male Athlete of the Year as a senior • led football team to a berth in the state tournament as a junior in 2012.
Diaz Francis “Oz” Nardo • son of Dino and Nanci • born on Oct. 12, 1994 • third of four children • brother, Dino, played golf at nearby NCAA III Wilmington (Del.) University • father is owner of Sundew Painting, Inc. • health behavior science and history double major at Delaware • aspires to become a professional baseball player and is studying to become a health & wellness specialist • named to the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Honor Roll.