Coach Gardner on Stallworth: "Could be a very intimidating batter in the lineup because of his diverse approach to the game. Once he catches up to the speed of the game and understands the proper approach, big things could come from him."
High School/Club: Graduated with honors and prestige from Bayside ... Two-time winner of the Student-Athlete Excellence Award (2006, 2007) ... BMAC President (2008) ... Earned four letters baseball and one in football ... Named team captain in 2008 ... Was the team leader in steal for all four years ... Had a career-high .378 batting average as a junior ... Played for the Norfolk (Va.) Redbirds in an adult wood-bat league.
Personal: Born March 19, 1990 in Providence, R.I. ... Son of Angela and Michael Stallworth ... Has one sister, Makaela ... Major is Pre-Pharmacy.
">Out Of The Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Eat two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and listen to "hype music." Best sports moment: Being part of a spring break game against Rock Hill (S.C.) High School in 2008 when my high school team hit nine home runs. Person who has most influenced me: My father - he is everything I want o be a great family man and excellent athlete. Personal best non-athletic accomplishment: Being a personal mentor to African-American males. When I graduate, I plan to: Work for a major medical distribution company. Best advice received/favorite saying: From my father - "Be an individual." Hobbies outside of sports: Music. Favorite book: The Bat Boy and His Violin. Favorite movie: "The Saint." Athletic goals for the season: Be in the top-5 of steals in the MEAC and hit above .300. Athletic goals before graduation: Make MEAC first team and win a MEAC Championship.