Brigantine, N.J. / Holy Spirit
At Delaware: Expected to secure a starting spot in the infield and build upon a strong freshman season that garnered him CAA All-Rookie honors.
2011: Selected to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team for his efforts during his freshman campaign • also named the Max Orland Rookie of the Year as Delaware’s top first-year standout • appeared in 37 games with 27 starts, helping anchor the left side of the infield while splitting time between shortstop and third base • finished the year with a .331 batting average after roping 39 hits in 118 at bats • knocked in 17 runs during the year while scoring 14 times • served in a reserve role during the first month of the season, highlighted by his first career hit against Wilmington on March 5 and his first run scored against George Mason on March 12 • came through with a clutch two-out pinch hit RBI single during a crucial nine-run rally in the eighth inning against intrastate rival Delaware State, which erased a six-run deficit and gave the Blue Hens a 12-9 victory • named the CAA co-Rookie of the Week on April 4 after transitioning into the starting lineup • during the week, he hit .500 after roping nine hits in 18 at bats • also added three RBI and three runs scored during his award-winning effort • pieced together the first multi-hit game of his career to open the week after posting a 2-for-5 performance against Temple on March 29 • wrapped up the week with an even greater effort, going 4-for-5 with two RBI against Georgia State on April 3 • continued his offensive surge with three more hits against Lehigh just three days later • kicked off a nine-game hitting streak on April 9 • capped off that roll with five consecutive multi-hit efforts • went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Rutgers on April 26 before adding three more hits and two RBI against Villanova during the Liberty Bell Classic finals at Citizens Bank Park on April 27 • dominated VCU pitching with a pair of two-hit games on April 29 and 30 • after having his hitting streak snapped during the final game of the VCU series, he picked up quickly with two hits and a pair of RBI against Princeton on May 3 • collected at least one hit in four of his last six games, including his final two-hit effort against Northeastern on May 13.
High School: Three-year starter and letterwinner for the baseball team at Holy Spirit High School • named first team All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 • competed at the Carpenter Cup in 2009 and 2010 • helped lead team to a 55-19 overall record during his three years on the team • team went 18-7 as a senior • also letter three times in soccer and as a center midfielder • member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Edwin John "EJ" Stoltzfus ("stoltz-fus") • son of Ed and Pat Stoltzfus • has a younger sister and a younger brother • honor student as a business undeclared major at Delaware.
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