Oliver Wolcott on Cattrysse: "Great leadership abilities, particularly through his play on the field... tremendous work ethic off the field, has improved his game dramatically every year... speed, arm, strength, and bat speed are top-notch."
Scouting Cattrysse: Preseason all-conference pick by Baseball America... one of the team's best all-around athletes, good hands and feet, strong arm... has played every position except pitcher and catcher... began his career at shortstop but has made the transition to second base... has the ability to hit for average and power.
2005: Hit .282, playing in 44 games, starting in 40... finished third on the team with 11 doubles... went 5-for-6 at the plate against Saginaw Valley State (4/5), cracking a home run, two doubles, scoring five runs and collecting two RBI... went 3-for-4 with three RBI vs. Illinois (4/10)... smacked two doubles, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored against Central Michigan (4/27).
2004: Fourth on the team in hitting with a .309 average and 31 RBI... made 56 appearances, including 55 starts... third on the team in triples with two... recorded two stolen bases against Northwestern (5/23)... batted .500 (9-for-18) with three RBI in the Penn State series... compiled a 10-game hitting streak (4/28-5/12)... went 3-for-4 and scored three runs against Indiana (5/9) and Western Michigan (5/12)... blasted a season-best two home runs against Grand Valley State (3/25)... went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI against UNLV (2/27).
2003: Led the Big Ten in the regular season with 155 assists, including a career-high nine vs. Michigan (4/20)... the 155 assists ranks him second all-time in school history... batted .337 in his last 21 games... ended the season on a six-game hitting streak... went on a nine-game hitting streak (4/20-5/3) that began with a 3-for-3 effort with two doubles against Michigan (4/20)... stroked nine doubles on the season, tied for third on the team, while batting .278... selected as preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year by Baseball America.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at John McGregor... four-time team MVP... had 40 stolen bases in his junior and senior seasons... earned the Fergie Jenkins Award... also lettered in basketball and volleyball... team MVP for basketball in his senior year... graduated with honors.
Personal: Born Aug. 25, 1984, to Alex Cattrysse and Paula Sawyer... a human resources major... mother and father both played basketball at Niagara... favorite player and biggest baseball influence is Alex Rodriguez... favorite team is the New York Yankees.
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