AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his senior season without a hit in six career at bats ... has added two walks in eight games (no starts) ... utility player and invited walk-on who again could see time on the left side of the infield or at catcher ... a tough out who puts the ball in play ... carried a 3.324 cumulative GPA into the `10 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Did not make the NCAA mandated 35-player roster limit, but served as student-assistant coach ... played in two games, including one start, for the victorious Blue in the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series ... drew a walk and doubled in two plate appearances ... spent the summer of 2008 with the Geneva Redwings of the New York Collegiate League ... saw action in 31 games, including 27 starts ... batted .255 (26-for-102) with nine doubles and 12 RBI ... added 17 runs scored, nine walks, three sacrifice bunts and a stolen base.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Started at third base for Gold team that won the 2006 Blue-Gold World Series ... batted .250 (2-for-8) with an RBI, a run scored, a double and a sacrifice bunt ... saw action in seven games, predominantly as a defensive substitute ... played against Albany (Feb. 24), Arizona (Mar. 9), Buffalo (Mar. 14), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26), Manchester College (Apr. 9), Chicago State (Apr. 22) and Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 30) ... was held hitless in five at-bats on the season ... was robbed of first career home run against MVSU.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Played in all three games of 2005 Blue-Gold World Series ... went 1-for-4 with a run scored and double ... starting Blue shortstop in game-3 ... served as reserve infielder and bullpen catcher while appearing in one game (14-4 win over Chicago State; 0-for-1). PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Notre Dame High School (Niles, Ill.) before postgraduate year at The Kent (Conn.) School ... named most outstanding senior athlete at NDHS in 2004-05, after lettering as a guard on basketball team and batting .390 with 28 RBI (11 2B, 2 3B) for baseball team that won second straight regional title ... two-year letterwinner in baseball (3B/SS) ... led team to league title as a senior ... helped NDHS win `05 state title in junior season, with former ND teammate Brett Graffy pitching for runner-up Joliet Catholic ... earned two letters in basketball at NDHS ... shortstop and catcher at Kent, earning team MVP and first team all-conference honors for league runner-up ... led `06 team in batting (.477; 10 RBI, 4 HR, 3B, 7 2B) ... starting guard for basketball team that finished second in league ... attended baseball Area Code Tryouts ... member of National Honor Society ... several other NDHS products have competed for Notre Dame teams, among them 1973 Academic All-America football linebacker Gary Potempa (Niles), late-1970s All-America foil fencer Pat Gerard and early-1990s baseball LHP Tony Livorsi (Glenview) ... his father, Bill Harford, is a scout for the Chicago Cubs ... born Dec. 31, 1986, in Chicago ... son of Bill and Judy Harford ... full name is William John Harford ...enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance and computer applications double major.
Harford's Career Statistics
Harford in the BIG EAST Conference