|Hometown:||East Chatham, N.Y.|
|High School:||East Chatham|
COACH BARLOW SAYS: "Paul has made great strides in his game over the past two seasons. He is a solid defensive catcher and if he can increase his offensive production he will be a very valuable player for us this season."
2008: named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team...appeared in 11 games while starting 7...went 1-for-3 with a run and three RBI's in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (3/22)...1-for-3 with a double vs. Middlebury (3/25).
2007: earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors...appeared in 22 games while starting 17...batted .217 and had an impressive .419 on base percentage...made only one error while posting a .990 fielding percentage...led team in hit by pitch (.8)...tied for team lead in sacrifice bunts (4)...1-for-3 vs. Brandeis (4/3)...went 1-for-3 with a double and a run in a non-conference game vs. WPI (4/22)...2-for-3 with a run and hit by pitch vs. Bates (4/23)...went 1-for-3 (2 R, BB, HPB) in a NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal contest vs. Coast Guard (4/28)...1-for-3 (R, RBI, HBP, SAC) vs. UMass-Boston (5/3)...hit first career homerun, a two-run shot, vs. Newbury (5/4)...went 1-for-2 (2 R, RBI, 2 BB, HPB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/8).
2006: named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team...appeared in 5 games and started 2 batting .333... made his first collegiate appearance and start vs. Thomas (3/30) drawing a walk and scoring his first career run...collected first career hit, a single in his only plate appearance vs. conference opponent Babson (4/20)...got the start and went 1-for-3 with a run vs. Bates (4/24).
PERSONAL: son of Paul and Lori Groudas...majoring in electrical engineering and computer science...born on 3/4/86...lists "building things" as his favorite hobby.HITTING