6 - Josh Olson
Josh Olson
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Hill-Murray
Position: OF

2012: Made 30 appearances with 16 starts on the year … Batted .141 with six doubles and 11 RBIs … Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and four RBIs against Lehigh (4/20) … Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Named to the inaugural Patriot League All-Academic team … Appeared in 27 games, making 18 starts … Finished with a .306 batting average in 72 at-bats … Ranked fifth on the team with a slugging percentage of .444 … Recorded 22 hits on the season, including four doubles and two home runs … Had five multi-hit games and knocked in nine runs ... Went 4-for-5 at UMass with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored (3/29) … Had two RBIs and one run scored against Army, hitting a home run (4/3)  … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Saw action in three contests … Finished with a .500 batting average, recording two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in four at-bats … Played in his first collegiate game against NJIT (3/28), collecting a hit, a run and an RBI in two at-bats … Also notched a hit and an RBI against Connecticut (4/22) … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a first baseman and third baseman under head coach Bill Lechner at Hill-Murray H.S. ... Two-time All-Conference honoree (2008-2009) ... Named honorable mention All-State (2009) ... Selected to the Suburban All-Conference Academic team (2009) ... 2009 second team Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro selection ... Batted .417 with 65 RBI in his high school career ... Selected to the 2009 Minnesota Lions All-Star team ... Played club baseball for the Minnesota Starz and North St. Paul Legion 39ers, who won the 2008 district championship ... Graduated high school ranked 12th in his class.

PERSONAL: Son of Peter and Mary Olson ... Father played baseball for St. Olaf, earning Academic All-America honors in 1980 ... Has one brother (Jacob) and one sister (Jordan) ... Majoring in Chemistry (Pre-Med).

Olson's Career Statistics

Year GP-S AB R H AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
2010 3-0 4 1 2 .500 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
2011 27-18 72 14 22 .306 4 0 2 9 4 17 0
2012 30-16 71 6 10 .141 6 0 0 11 3 26 1
TOTAL 60-34 147 21 34 .231 10 0 2 22 7 44 1