SDSU's probable starter at shortstop in 2006...Played second and third in his first two seasons at SDSU...Listed as a top 50 high school prospect by both Baseball America and School Sports...Drafted in the 48th round by Montreal in the 2003 major league draft...Played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League during summer 2005...Batted .240 with nine doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI...Hit .333 for the Topeka Capitals in the Jayhawk League during summer 2003...Played in the All-American high school game in June 2003 and was featured on ESPN's Play of the Day at that event...A USA Junior National invitee in 2003 and alternate in 2002...Boston Red Sox Area Code selection...Member of state champion Toluca (Calif.) Titan Connie Mack squad during summer 2002...Played in the Goodwill Series vs. Australia during winter 2001 and was named tournament MVP.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2005
A first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection...Named to MWC all-tournament team after going 7-for 21 (.333) with seven runs scored, eight RBI and three home runs in five games at that event...Team leader in home runs with 10, the first Aztec to finish in double digits in that category since the 2000 season...Had three two-home run games...First came vs. Air Force on April 24 when he tied the game in the final inning with a two-run shot and won it in extra frames with a solo HR...Others were against Brigham Young on May 20 and vs. Air Force on May 25 in back-to-back contests...Season-high five runs batted in at New Mexico on May 14...Had two other games with four RBI...Personal best 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 8 to March 4, second-longest on the squad...Also had a 10-game streak later in the year...His 14 multiple-RBI games led the team...Second on the team with 53 RBI...Had five-RBI games at New Mexico (May 14) and vs. Air Force (May 25)...Also recorded 25 multiple-hit contests...Hit .356 in Mountain West Conference play with 31 runs scored in 28 games.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2004
Started 36 of the 38 games in which he appeared, but lost a number of contests to injury in his first season of collegiate ball...An appendicitis in the preseason caused him to miss team's first 11 games...Later lost nine games to a dislocated knee and six contests to a pulled hamstring...Primarily a second baseman, made four appearances at third base toward the end of the season...Had a five-hit game at Cal State Northridge on March 9 with two runs and two RBI...Had three doubles in that contest to tie the SDSU single-game record...Hit two home runs in game vs. Brigham Young in May 14...One of those two homers was a grand slam...Personal best six-game hitting streak (March 14-27) during which he hit .417 (10-for-24) with eight runs scored...Went 3-for-4 twice vs. New Mexico, once at UNM on March 27 and also at MWC tournament on May 28...Had 11 multiple-hit games during the season...Had a .500 average reaching base when leading off an inning...In SDSU's game vs. Houston at PETCO Park during the Aztec Invitational, recorded the first hit and first extra-base hit (double) in the history of the facility before an NCAA-record crowd of 41,106.
Earned four varsity letters in baseball at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., under coach Bill White...Earned All-American honors as a senior when he hit .378...Two-time All-Worcester Telegram and Gazette Super Team honoree...Named to the all-state team his final two seasons...Three-year all-Central Massachusetts Conference selection...Team won state Division I title his junior year as he led conference in hitting at .495...Batted .410 as a sophomore.
Lance F. Zawadzki was born on May 26, 1985, in Framingham, Mass...Son of Corey and Linda Zawadzki...Father played pro baseball in the Montreal and Houston organizations... Enjoys the beach and spending time with family and friends... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Dodger outfielder J.D. Drew...A criminal justice major at SDSU.