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Hunter Schryver

School

Villanova

Position
Pitcher
Major
Mechanical Engineering

Classroom

Hunter Schryver is enrolled in Villanova’s nationally competitive College of Engineering and is a mechanical engineering major.

Character

Schryver showed an ability to handle the pressure of being a high-profile player early on in his freshman season. He made his first collegiate start at nationally-ranked Miami, and in his first home start took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. He has been a member of the weekend starting rotation all four years of his collegiate career and is a professional prospect as a senior this season. Schryver takes a very cerebral approach to the game and expands on his natural abilities by being a constant student of the game. In his approach to his responsibilities both on and off the field, he sets an example for his teammates to follow.

Community

Schryver participates in a number of Athletic Department community service initiatives with the baseball team. In the past year, the team has visited a children’s hospital, taken part in the annual Special Olympics fall festival on campus and organized a beautification progress at the team’s home stadium in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Competition

Schryver earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors as a junior in 2016 becoming the first Villanova starting pitcher since 1998 to be a first-team all-conference pick. Also in 2016, he tallied the lowest ERA by a Wildcats starting pitcher since 2000 and went 6-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 79 strikeouts. His career totals include 44 appearances (40 starts), nine wins, 218.2 innings, 174 strikeouts and a 3.95 ERA as of nomination time, and he is on track to break into the top 10 in school history in both strikeouts and innings pitched.