Battle in 2009 (Jr.): Played a key role in each of the Mids' last eight games of the season ... won four of the eight draws he took against Duke in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... grabbed a pair of ground balls in the game ... had his first collegiate shot stuffed by Duke keeper Rob Schroeder on the opening faceoff of the game ... turned in an 8-for-17 (.471) faceoff performance against Bucknell in the Patriot League Championship ... picked up a career-best seven ground balls along the way ... played a pivotal role in what was the Mids' game-winning goal against the Bison ... following an extra-man goal by Evan Sullivan (3:00 4th), he battled for the faceoff win ... Bucknell's John Scally scooped up the ball, but Battle checked his stick as Scally was trying to pass the ball back to his goalie ... with the goalkeeper out of position, the ball roled into the net and was scored a team goal for the Mids and would prove to be the game-winner ... won 13 of the 20 (.650) draws he took against Colgate in the Patriot League Semis ... both wins and attempts were career bests ... Frankie Coppola took the first two faceoffs of the game before being relieved by Battle ... making just his second collegiate appearance, came in and won eight of the 14 draws he took against ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins ... both wins and attempts were career bests that were broken a game later ... also grabbed a then career-high five ground balls ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' season-opener against VMI ... took his first and only collegiate faceoff in the matchup against the Keydets.
2007 (Fr.), `08 (So.): Did not see any varsity action ... gained experience in the system as a scout team player, who also saw time in JV games.
More on Battle: A 2005 graduate of Woodberry Forest School, who spent the 2005-06 academic year at the Naval Academy Prep School ... a two-sport athlete who lettered five times in lacrosse and three times in football ... led Woodberry Forest to the 2005 state crown with a 15-3 record ... served as team captain of the lacrosse team as a junior and senior and was voted captain of the football team his senior year ... garnered All-State (Va.) kudos in lacrosse as a junior and senior ... received High School All-America status as a senior ... earned All-State honors as a running back and an outside linebacker in his senior year ... named to the Head Master's List as a prep ... brother, Jay, played wide receiver at Carson-Newman ... full name is Robert Hunt Battle ... born Jan. 24, 1986, in Warrenton, Va. ... son of Chip and Barbara Battle ... majoring in English ... has twice been named to the Commandant's List ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.