Second-year player who will serve as a reserve fielder and part of a deep DH group ... continues to work at improving his infield defense ... has a hard-nosed, aggressive style of play ... one of eight Chicagoland natives on Notre Dame's 2000 roster and one of 138 Illinois natives who have lettered with the Notre Dame baseball program, with 26 playing for the Irish in the six-year tenure of coach Paul Mainieri ... hit a home run on the first pitch of his Notre Dame career ... former Notre Dame All-America catcher Elmer Kohorst (1955-57) also wore No. 33 during his Irish career.
AS A FRESHMAN: Sparked Irish offense as reserve infielder and outfielder, appearing in 23 games with 10 starts (eight at DH, two in left) ... hit .234 in 47 ABs, with 10 runs, two RBI, two doubles and one home run ... struck out 21 times, with seven walks, four sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in two attempts ... made five fielding plays, with one error ... his 10 starts included two as the No. 2 hitter, four in both the seventh and ninth spots ... hit 7-for-22 (.318) in BIG EAST regular season, .320 (8-for-25) at Eck Stadium ... hit a home run on first pitch of his career, a late-inning solo shot in 14-1 loss at Florida International on Feb. 19 ... played big role in midseason sweep of Providence (5-4, 6-5), with second-inning double and run scored in first game before batting 3-for-4 in the nightcap (2B, game-winning run in ninth) ... drew bases-loaded walk in 14-10 win over Bowling Green ... played role in 11-8 series-clinching win over Boston College (1B, 2 R)... walked and scored in 14-4 win over Michigan ... walked and scored in 8-1 NCAA win over Creighton.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-time all-league infielder at Providence Catholic High School ... captained team to league title as a senior, earning all-city and all-state ... runner-up for league player of the year ... hit .419 as a junior, .430 as a senior ... played in all-conference game, all-state game and National Amateur Baseball tournament ... named one of 10 top hitters in area by Herald News ... attended Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... four-year honor student ... born Aug. 25, 1980 ... son of Edward and Angie Golom ... full name is Edward Michael Golom ... enrolled in College of Business ... intends to major in finance.
Golom's Career Statistics
|Year ||GP/GS ||AB ||R ||H ||2B ||3B ||HR ||RBI ||BB ||HP ||SO ||SF/SH ||SB-SBA ||OB ||SLG ||AVG|
|1999 ||23/10 ||47 ||10 ||11 ||2 ||0 ||1 ||2 ||7 ||0 ||21 ||0/4 ||1-2 ||.333 ||.340 ||.234|