One of the most exciting players in the New England region during the 2012 season, outfielder Jeff Roy buoyed the University of Rhode Island to one of its finest seasons in recent memory, providing a nearly unstoppable spark from the leadoff spot to propel the Rams in 2012.
The 2012 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Roy finished the season with a team-best 84 hits and 59 runs while leading the A-10 with a .421 average in conference games (40-95). He also reached base in an A-10 best 41 consecutive games in addition to leading the Rams with 23 infield singles (14 bunts), seven outfield assists, a .487 slugging percentage and a .443 on-base percentage. He also ranked second on the team in RBI (38) and stolen bases (22).
The son of Sara and Paul, Jeff was born January 24, 1992. His father played football at URI from 1978-92. He has two older brothers, Ben and Greg, and is pursuing a major in Criminal Justice.