AT NOTRE DAME: Walk-on outfielder that earned a monogram in 2009 ... as a freshman in the fall of 2006, attempted to walk on to the Notre Dame football team ... good all-around athlete, with speed, a strong throwing arm and improved hitting skills ... will compete for playing time at any of the three outfield spots ... carried a 3.599 cumulative GPA into the `10 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in three games (vs. Dayton on Feb. 28; vs. Grambling on March 11; vs. Valparaiso on March 18) and registered one at bat against Dayton on Feb. 28 ... recorded a putout as a defensive replacement against Grambling on March 11 ... went hitless in one at bat in the exhibition against the South Bend Silverhawks (Single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks), but did record a pair of putouts and added an outfield assist (starting an 8-3 double play) ... started all three games for the victorious Blue in the Blue-Gold World Series ... batted .200 (2-for-10) with a double, a run scored and two RBI.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Saw action in four games, mostly as a late-inning defensive substitute ... appeared in games against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26), Manchester College (Apr. 9), Chicago State (Apr. 22) and Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 30) ... went hitless in two at bats on the season and both came against Manchester College ... chipped in with a walk and stolen base in the exhibition against the South Bend Silverhawks ... saw action as a defensive replacement in the final game of the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series.
PREP & PERSONAL: Earned first team all-Philadelphia Catholic League honors as a senior outfielder at LaSalle Collegiate High School ... hit .369 during that 2006 season, with 16 RBI, 21 runs scored, eight doubles, seven walks and a triple ... also named team's offensive player of the year in 2006, after helping team reach the league semifinals ... member of first LaSalle Collegiate baseball team ever to win the PCL title, during his junior season ... hit .297 during 2005 (nine RBI, 12 R, four 2B, 3B, eight BB) ... member of the J.P. Mascaro American Legion team that reached the state tournament during his freshman year before advancing to regionals the next two seasons ... joined junior catcher Matt Katich (New Castle/Mohawk HS) as pair of Pennsylvania natives on 2009 Irish baseball team ... previously had played competitive football in middle school before concentrating on baseball and basketball in high school ... played on the LCHS freshman basketball team and then lettered on the varsity his final three seasons (as a small forward) ... helped basketball team reach the Public Catholic League semifinal round, during his sophomore season (2003-04) ... captained basketball team as a senior (2005-06) ... member of the National Honor Society, student government and the LaSallian Service Corps ... his father, William Warrender, swam collegiately at LaSalle University and received his MBA from Notre Dame ... his uncle, James Catalino, also is an ND graduate ... born Jan. 20, 1988, in Philadelphia ... full name is William James Warrender ... son of William and Mary Ellen Warrender ... enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies major.
Warrender's Career Statistics
Warrender in the BIG EAST Conference