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Career Stats Summary (PDF)
2010 Pac-10 Player of the Week (3/15)
2010 Pac-10 Honorable Mention
Started all 60 games in centerfield as a sophomore ... An All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... Collected the second-most base hits (86) and the fourth-most runs scored (49) in the Pac-10 ... Registered a .347 batting average on the season, second-highest among regular players on the club and fifth-best in the Pac-10 ... Posted the ninth-best on-base percentage (.410) in the Pac-10 ... Stole the fourth-most bases (16) among conference players ... Had 24 multi-hit games, second-most on the club, and a team-best 15-game hitting streak to open the season ... Had team-high five outfield assists ... Collected five hits, four runs scored and one RBI in five postseason games at the College Station Regional (6/3-7) ... Tallied three hits, two runs and two RBI in three-game series against Washington (5/27-29) ... Combined one hit and one run scored in 12 at-bats in three-game set at Stanford (5/20-22) ... Collected four hits, two runs scored and two RBI in three-game series at Washington State (5/14-16) ... Belted a pair of homers, picked up five RBI and scored four runs in a five-hit weekend against Alcorn State (5/6-8) ... Combined for three runs scored with two hits and two RBI in three-game series against USC (4/29-5/1) ... Picked up an RBI and a base hit in mid-week tilt against Arizona State (4/26) ... Base hit in all three games of four-hit weekend at Oregon (4/21-23) to go with two runs scored in three-game set ... Turned in a stellar game to help lead Wildcats to a 5-4 series-opening victory at UCLA in a three-game set (4/15-17). In the opener, hit a three-run homer and collected four RBI to go with two outfield assists to throw out runners at the plate. Finished series 2-for-11 at plate ... Collected four hits and a run scored in three games against California (4/8-10) ... Went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in mid-week contest against Arizona State (4/5) ... Picked up two hits, including a double, with a run and an RBI in three-game set against Oregon State (4/1-3) ... Tallied a pair of hits in each game of mid-week series against New Mexico (3/29-30). Scored two runs in first game and added another run with a double and triple in second game ... Collected three hits, including a pair of doubles, to go with two RBI in three-game conference series against Arizona State (3/25-27) ... Three consecutive multi-hit games, highlight by four knocks in the opener, against San Francisco (3/19-21). Finished series 8-for-13 with four runs scored, an RBI and a double ... Two hits, a run scored and a walk in two games at Wichita State (3/15-16) ... Collected seven hits, five RBI, two runs and two RBI in three games against Northern Colorado (3/11-13) ... Combined to go 6-for-9 with a home run, three runs scored, two walks and two stolen bases in homecoming series at UNLV (3/8-9) ... Went 5-for-13 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI in three games against Utah Valley (3/4-6) ... Combined for five hits, three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI in pair of mid-week tilts against Rice (3/1-2) ... Five hits, three RBI and a run scored in three games at Long Beach State (2/25-27) ... Launched a season-opening 15-game hitting streak with multi-hit games in all three contests against North Dakota State (2/18-20). Scored six total runs, had three RBI, a double, two walks and two stolen bases in series.
Played in all 58 games with 57 starts in centerfield ... Finished second on the club in both home runs (8) and runs batted in (51) ... Led team with 13 stolen bases ... Collected three hits and drove in two runs in three postseason games in Fort Worth Regional (6/4-6) ... Tallied one hit - a triple - in three games at Oregon State (5/28-30) ... Totaled three hits, including two doubles, with two runs scored and two RBI in three-game series against Stanford (5/21-23) ... Had three hits, including a homer, three runs and three RBI in three-game set with Arizona State (5/15-17) ... Racked up nine hits over three games against Cal State Bakersfield (5/7-9), including a five hits in the second game and three in the third. Totaled five runs scored and four RBI with one home run ... Hitless in one at bat off the bench at Arizona State (5/4) ... Collected three hits, a run and an RBI - all in the second game - in three games at USC (4/30-5/2) ... Went 1-for-14 in three-game set with UCLA (4/23-25), collecting a double with a run scored in series finale ... Batted 1-for-5 in 4-2 victory at Arizona State (4/20) ... Went 5-for-13 at the plate with two multi-hit games against Washington State (4/16-18). Collected two doubles, a triple, six runs scored and three RBI in series ... Hitless in four trips to the plate in single game at Gonzaga (4/12) ... Had two hits, a run scored and an RBI in three road games at Washington (4/9-11) ... Collected just one hit in three games at California (4/1-3) ... Batted 4-for-11 in three games against Oregon (3/26-28) with a run and an RBI ... Tallied five hits, four runs and seven RBI with a home run in two mid-week games against New Mexico (3/23-24). Season-high five RBI in first game ... Went 6-for-16 at the plate with four runs scored, four RBI, a double and a homer in three games against Sacramento State (3/19-21) ... Scored five runs and had two RBI in two games against Wichita State (3/16-17). Three hits, including a triple, came in first game ... Combined to collect eight hits, two runs scored and seven RBI in three games against Northern Colorado (3/12-14) ... Went 3-for-7 with four runs scored and an RBI in mid-week double header against St. Joseph's (3/10) ... Tallied three hits and scored two runs in three-game set against Cal State Fullerton (3/5-7) ... Went 3-for-10 with a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in two games against UNLV (3/2-3) ... Hit a triple and drove in two runs in two games against Long Beach State (2/26-27) ... Went 7-for-14 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBI in season opening series against Utah Valley (2/19-21). Collected two hits and scored a run in collegiate debut in opening game.
Graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2009 ... Earned varsity letters under coach Chris Sneff ... Member of four straight Nevada state championship teams ... Named first team All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named a 2009 Louisville Slugger All-American ... One of the fastest players in the state of Nevada, clocked in the 6.6 second range in the 60-yard dash ... As a senior, hit .554 with 23 doubles, seven home runs, 62 RBI and 29 stolen bases ... Struck out 53 batters in 49. innings pitched as a senior while turning in a 1.92 ERA ... Hit .489 with 12 home runs, 16 doubles, 54 RBI and stole 34 bases as a junior ... Totaled a 2.08 ERA in 37 innings pitched as a junior.
Full Name: Joseph Mark Rickard ... Born 5/21/1991 in Redding, Calif. ... Pronunciation: RICK-urd ... Son of John and Heidi Rickard .. Has one brother, John, and one sister, Jadyn ... Brother, John, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 38th Round of the 2008 draft out of Bishop Gorman ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family ... Is enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a major in sociology along with a thematic minor.