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Ethan Anderson

215 lbs.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Frank W. Cox
High School
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Finished in the top-10 in UVA history in doubles (3rd – 58), career homers (28 – T-7th), career runs scored (9th – 173) and career total bases (10th – 373).
• Set the program’s single season record for doubles in a season with 26 as a sophomore in 2023.

• One of 16 semifinalists for the Buster Posey Award, annually given to the nation’s top catcher.
• First Team All-ACC selection at UTL.
• Started all 63 games (24 at catcher, 8 at first base & 31 at DH) in 2024, one of three players to start every game for UVA.
• Batted .331 (82-for-248) with 67 runs scored, 20 doubles, eight homers and 40 RBI.
• His 67 runs scored were the second most on the team, ninth-most in the ACC and tied for the eighth-most in a single season in school history.
• Was tied for sixth in the ACC with 20 doubles.
• Finished the season reaching base in his final 35 games, the second-longest streak on the team.
• Batted .320 (8-for-25) with a double and five runs scored in seven NCAA Tournament games.
• Homered twice (HR 1 | HR 2) in a 7-2, series clinching win over No. 10 North Carolina on April 5.
• Went 2-for-6 with two home runs (HR 1 | HR 2) and six RBI in series-clinching win over Virginia Tech on May 17.
• Preseason Honors: D1Baseball Preseason Second Team All-American; NCBWA Second Team All-American; No. 4 on D1Baseball’s Preseason Top-50 Catchers list.

2023 – SUMMER: One of three Cavalier invitees to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp in Cary, N.C. played 24 games for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League… started 20 games at first base, three at DH and one at catcher … played alongside UVA teammate Casey Saucke at Harwich … went 17-for 90 at the plate with two doubles, two homers and 11 RBI … in his lone start at catcher, made a sliding, barehanded grab chasing down a foul ball near the third base dugout playing the Chatham A’s on July 30 … had a season-high four hits, in a 21-5 win over Brewster on July 28.

• Third Team All-ACC selection at first base.
• Started all 65 games at first base, one of six players to start every game for UVA.
• Batted .375 (97-for-259) with 71 runs, 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 66 RBI on the year.
• Led the ACC, ranked fourth in the country and broke the UVA single-season school record with 26 doubles. He overtook teammate Kyle Teel for the school-mark with his 26th double of the season in the College World Series opener against Florida on June 16 (prior to season the school record of 23 was co-held by Stephen Bruno-2012 and Dan Street-2002).
• His 97 hits were the fourth-most in the ACC, 15th-most in the country and fourth-most in a single-season in UVA history. He’s one of 10 Cavaliers ever with 90 hits in a season.
• Ranked in the top-10 in the ACC in eight categories – doubles (1st – 26), doubles per game (3rd – .40), hits (4th – 97), total bases (6th – 168) hits per game (7th – 1.49), runs (7th – 71), RBI (8th – 66), on-base percentage (10th – .469).
• Listed on the Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team after going 3-for-10 (.300) with three runs scored, a double, a home run and three RBI in the three games.
• In eight NCAA Tournament games, led the team in runs scored (10), doubles (3), home runs (4), RBI (10), total bases (25) and slugging percentage (.893).
• Had a hit in seven of the eight NCAA Tournament games including three multi-hit efforts.
• Hit six home runs in postseason play – two in the ACC Tournament, one in the Charlottesville Regional, two in the Charlottesville Super Regional and one at the College World Series. He became the first Cavalier ever to homer in all four stages of the postseason in a single year or career.
• Became the first Cavalier since 2013 (Nick Howard) with a five-hit game after he went 5-for-6 with three doubles and two home runs at VCU on April 18. He homered from both sides of the plate (left/right). The three doubles in the contest also matched a school record, last done by Max Cotier in 2021. His 14 total bases were the most by any UVA player in a game in the last 23 years.
• Put together a 13-game hit streak beginning Feb. 24 and ending on March 16. It was the third-longest streak on the team. He batted 24-for-50 (.480) with 13 runs scored, five doubles and 17 RBI in that span.
• Hit a grand slam against Richmond on April 11, part of a 4-for-5, two-run, 5 RBI performance.
• Posted four-hit games against Rhode Island-2 (March 4), North Carolina-1 (March 11) and Richmond (April 11).
• No. 34 on D1Baseball’s Preseason Top 50 first basemen.

• Started 41 of the 50 games in which he appeared. Made 13 starts at 1B and 28 at DH.
• Batted .302 (48-for-159) with 12 doubles, two triples, five homers and 39 RBI on the year.
• Was 3-for-9 with two doubles and four RBI as a pinch-hitter.
• Made his collegiate debut on opening day against Bellarmine (Feb. 18) at DH.
• Collected his first collegiate hit with a pinch-hit, RBI double down the left field line against VMI on Feb. 23, his second collegiate game.
• Hit his first collegiate homer against William & Mary on March 1 as part of a 2-for-5, 3 RBI effort.
• Recorded triples in back-to-back games first against Longwood on May 11 and then in the series opener against Clemson on May 13
• Broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of a 6-3 series clinching win over Clemson on May 15 with a two-run homer.
• Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBI on April 27 against George Mason.
• Went back-to-back with classmate Casey Saucke, hitting his fifth home run of the year with a solo shot against Louisville on May 20.
• Drove in a run in eight of his last 12 games of the season

2021 SUMMER: First Team All-Futures League selection at catcher … named the No. 1 prospect according to Perfect Game in the 2021 Futures League … voted the Lake Monsters Team MVP … played in a total of 29 games and hit .427 (41-for-96) with eight doubles, five home runs and 32 RBI … named the Futures League Player of the Month for July after hitting .429 with five home runs and 27 RBI over 21 July games… Lake Monsters went 42-24, the first team in FCBL history to win 40 games in a season and went on to win the regular season and postseason titles … played alongside future UVA teammates Anthony Stephan and Justin Rubin

• First team All-Tidewater in 2019 and 2021
• No. 1 catcher and No. 4 overall player in the state of Virginia according to Perfect Game
• Graduated high school in three years

• Born in Honolulu, Hawaii
• Son of J.R. and Amy Anderson
• Has one sister, Emma
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Thomas and Susan Giangiulio Endowed Scholarship
• Pursuing a degree in American Studies