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  A.J. Lardo
A.J. Lardo

Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Loyola Blakefield

Last College:
Maryland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

2014: Made 18 starts totaling 36 appearances...hit .232 with 16 hits, 17 runs scored and nine walks...led Panthers with eight stolen bases...successfully stole eight bases on nine attempts...2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored against Butler...registered three consecutive multi-hit games against Presbyterian and Virginia Tech...set a career-high with a five game hit streak from March 9-March 15.

2013: Saw action in 20 games with 12 starts prior to suffering a season ending injury at USF...finished the year with a .288 average with 11 runs, 15 hits, four RBI and five steals...had multiple hits in all three games of the Wichita State series...started the season with a five-game hitting streak...also had a three-game hit streak on the season.

At Maryland: Redshirted the 2012 season.

High School: Named a Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American his senior year and received Rawlings Pre-Season All-American Honorable Mention honors... batted .478 with a .634 on-base percentage and a.944 slugging percentage, hitting nine home runs in 90 at-bats...stole 29 bases and drove in 39 runs in 34 games...finished his senior campaign with the honors of Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro, Maryland First Team All-State, MSABC Team Maryland Selection, MSABC Brooks Robinson All-Star Selection, first team All-MIAA Conference, Perfect Game First Team All-Atlantic Region and Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee...received a No. 2 state ranking and No. 249 national ranking from Perfect Game...batted .438 with three home runs his junior year, stealing 34 bases in 35 games...named to Maryland First Team All-State and was an Under Armour PS All-American...tied the Maryland state record for career triples (24)...set career school records in hits (162), triples, and stolen bases (115)...graduated with a 4.0 GPA as a member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Born on March 16, 1993...son of Albert and Jennifer Lardo...has one sister, Olivia...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Statistics
AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HP SO OB% SB-ATT
2014 .232 36-18 69 17 16 0 0 0 4 16 .232 9 3 13 .346 8-9
2013 .288 20-12 52 11 15 1 0 0 4 16 .308 4 2 15 .362 5-7
Career .256 56-30 121 28 31 1 0 0 8 32 .264 13 5 28 .353 13-16