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Career Honors:
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009 - C)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Feb. 27, 2007; March 13, 2007)

Career Statistics:

-OVERALL-
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2007....  .240   48-44    129   16   31    6    0    0   16   21   23    0-0
2008....  .225   31-26     89   20   20    5    2    2   11   14   17    1-1
2009....  .309   44-40    139   21   43   10    0    7   23   18   29    1-1
TOTAL...  .263  123-110   357   57   94   21    2    9   50   53   69    2-2

-PATRIOT LEAGUE- Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2007.... .226 17-17 53 8 12 3 0 0 5 7 12 0-0 2008.... .130 9-7 23 3 3 0 1 1 1 4 8 0-0 2009.... .310 19-17 58 10 18 5 0 4 7 8 10 0-0 TOTAL... .246 45-41 134 21 33 8 1 5 13 19 30 0-0

Career Highs:
• Runs Scored: 3, two times (MR: at Holy Cross, 4/25/09)
• Hits: 3, at Lehigh (4/14/07)
• RBIs: 3, three times (MR: vs. Monmouth, 3/13/09)
• Stolen Bases: 1, two times (MR: vs. Central Connecticut State, 3/8/09)
• Hitting Streak: 7 games, two times (MR: 4/19/09-4/26/09)

In the Navy Record Books:
-CAREER-
• Most Home Runs: t-14th (9)
-SEASON-
• Most Home Runs: t-5th (7 in 2009)

2010:
Game-by-Game Statistics

2009:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Played in 44 games, 40 of which he earned the starting nod
• Stepped up his production at the plate with a .309 (43-for-139) batting average
• Belted seven home runs and 10 doubles to go along with 23 RBIs
• His .532 slugging percentage ranked second highest among the Mids
• Ranked among Patriot League leaders in home runs (seventh) and slugging percentage (10th)
• Also walked 18 times and hit by a pitch seven times for a .415 on-base percentage
• Made only two errors in 255 chances, good for a .992 fielding percentage
• Gunned down 37.9 percent of all base stealers (22-for-58) and picked off a runner
• Totaled 12 multi-hit and six multi-RBI performances
• Put together a seven-game hitting streak from 3/13-3/21, during which he batted .435 (10-for-23) with two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and four walks
• In his seven starts as a designated hitter, he batted .360 (9-for-25) with two doubles and a home run
• During Patriot League play, he hit .310 (18-for-58) with five doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs
• Pinch-hitting, he was 3-for-3 with a walk, double, home run and five RBIs
• Over his final-two league weekends against Bucknell and Holy Cross, he batted .444 (8-for-18) with two doubles, a home run and three walks

2008:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Saw action in 31 contests, 26 of which he started
• Batted .225 (20-for-89) with 20 runs scored
• Smacked five doubles, two triples and two home runs with 11 RBIs
• Drew 14 walks and hit by a pitch five times
• Committed just one error in 226 chances, good for a .996 fielding percentage
• Gunned down 42.9 percent of all base stealers (21-for-49)
• Threw out 57.1 percent of all runners in Patriot League action (8-for-14)
• Allowed just two passed balls all year
• Registered six multi-hit and two multi-RBI performances
• Hit his first-career home run, a shot that cleared the scoreboard in left-center, in a 2-for-3 effort with three runs scored against Rhode Island (3/8)
• Belted his second long ball of the year at Lafayette (3/30)

2007:
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Shouldered most of the duties and excelled behind the plate during his freshman campaign
• Played in 48 games, 44 of which he started at catcher
• His 48 games played were the third most by a freshman in school history
• Batted .240 (31-for-129) with 16 runs scored
• Smacked six doubles and drove home 16 runs
• Patient at the plate, as he walked 21 times and owned a .373 on-base percentage
• The 21 walks ranked as the fifth-highest total ever by a Navy freshman
• Tallied eight multi-hit and three multi-RBI performances
• Did a tremendous job defensively, allowing only three passed balls all year
• Worked with a pitching staff that produced its lowest team ERA in 12 years
• Gunned down 28.0 percent of all runners in stolen base attempts, including a 37.5-percent mark in Patriot League action
• Also picked off three runners
• Registered a six-game hitting streak between 2/17-28, during which he batted an eye-popping .667 (10-for-15) with two doubles and three walks
• Enjoyed much success at the plate against Army, hitting .385 (5-for-13) with a double and two walks (4/21-22)

High School:
• Attended Taravella High School and also went to Grandview Prep School
• Combined for four letters in baseball
• Five-time All-Broward County selection
• Named the team's Most Valuable Player in his senior year
• Earned Best Defensive Player Award during his junior season
• Helped his squad to a 22-9 mark during his senior campaign
• Posted a .450 batting average during his senior season, including nine home runs

Personal:
• Full name is Steven Patrick Soares
• Son of Kathleen and Joseph Soares
• Born May 18, 1987, in Hollywood, Fla.
• Majoring in general science
• Service assignment following graduation is Surface Warfare Officer

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