At Charlotte - 2013: Charlotte's all-time leader in games started (226) and second-all time (by one) with 228 games played... Also ranked first in program history with 630 defensive assists, ninth in hit by pitch (23) and 11th with 51 doubles... Started first game at shortstop, played the next four at third, but moved back to shortstop for his last 40 games, scoring 25 runs and stealing seven bases in 45 games played... Suffered career-ending injury on his throwing hand while batting at Temple on 4/28... Had collected two hits in the game, the ninth time he did that during the year when he went down... Reached base in 15 straight games during one stretch... Reached base safely in his first eight games, extending his career-long streak to 37 of reaching base safely, after finishing the last 29 of 2012 reaching abse safely... Athletic Director's List (fall and spring).
2012: Started all 53 games at shortstop for Charlotte, extending his streak to 115 consecutive games as the starting shortstop... Has started at short 170 of Charlotte's last 171 games... One of four players to hit over .300 for the season... Second on the team with 17 multi-hit games, including tying for the team lead with four three-hit games... Logged 60 hits and tied his career high with 15 doubles, with the doubles tally leading the team in 2012... Compiled season highs with 20 walks and 14 stolen bases... Five multi-RBI games were fourth-most on the squad... Reached base safely in last 29 games of the season, an active streak into 2013... Recorded hits in last three games and a 26 of last 29 contests of the year... Long hit streak of season reached a career-high 17 games, spanning nearly the month of April and taking season average from .247 to .322 into George Washington series... Held team highs with a .325 average with the bases empty and a .418 percentage reaching base as the leadoff batter of the inning... Nine two-out RBI were fifth-most on the squad... Tied his career high with two stolen bases in a game at home on 4/6 versus Dayton... Finished third on the team with eight sacrifice bunts, adding two bunts for a hit in five at bats... With eight more sacrifices, he moved into second place on Charlotte's all-time list with 33... His 499 defensive assists are seventh-most in team history... Dean's List (fall).
2011: Atlantic 10 Conference All-Tournament. Named a "Shortstop to Watch" by College Baseball 360.com. One of two players to start and play in all 59 games for Charlotte... Tied for the national lead in sacrifice bunts (22) at the start of the NCAA postseason... Finished third on team with 10 doubles and led team with 176 defensive assists... Had career-high 10 stolen bases, which was fourth on the team... Dropped down a pair of sacrifice bunts for a career-high total in A-10 Tournament against Richmond on 5/28... Registered a pair of suicide squeeze bunts, including the first run of of a 6-0 shutout win at the conference tournament over Richmond on 5/26... Stole career-high two bases at La Salle on 5/13... Third on the team advancing runners (70 times in 130 opportunities).
2010: Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger... 2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
Roland returned to a healthy season as the Niners' everyday shortstop in 2010... Played 55 games at short, starting 54 and making one pinch-hit appearance... Finished with a .310 average (one of seven 49ers hitters to finish above .300 for the season) and was one off the team-best pace of 15 doubles... Tied a school record with three doubles in a home win over Marist on March 5 and recorded his first career home run in a home conference win over Temple on May 1... Scored 50 runs and recorded 43 RBI, both fifth-best totals on team for season... Led the team with 124 assists... Recorded three game-winning RBI during the season, including a dramatic RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth to break a five-all tie at home in an 8-5 win over Massachusetts on April 3.
2009: Started 15 of Charlotte first 16 games as the shortstop before suffering a season-ending injury... Recorded career-bests of three hits and three RBI in Charlotte's 18-3 win at Furman on Mar. 4... Set his career high of three runs scored in 13-5 home win over Presbyterian on Mar. 11... First career triple came in a 7-1 home victory over Oakland on Feb. 26.
At East Rowan HS - Was conference Player of the Year, as well as All-County and All-Conference... Team was 29-5, with 18-0 league record, finishing second in state last season... Played four years varsity and with Rowan Co. Legion Team, where he was Co-MVP in 2008... Three-time scholar-athlete...
Personal - Parents are Tina and Jeff Roland... Has a sister, Sara.... Major is criminal justice... Born October 16.
| SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, Marist, 03/05/10
Doubles: 3, Marist, 03/05/10
Triples: 1, Dayton, 04/18/10 ; Oakland, Feb 24, 2009
Home runs: 1, Temple, 05/01/10
Total bases: 7, Marist, 03/05/10
RBI: 6, Temple, 05/01/10
Runs scored: 4, Marist, 03/05/10
Walks: 2, 10 times
Hit by pitch: 2, at High Point, Feb 20, 2013
Struck out: 2, 16 times
Sac flies: 1, 9 times
Sac bunts: 2, vs Richmond, 5/28/11
At bats: 6, 6 times
Stolen bases: 2, at La Salle, 5/13/11 ; Dayton, 4/6/12
Caught stealing: 1, 12 times
Field chances: 12, Rider, Mar 13, 2009
Putouts: 5, at North Carolina, 05/18/10 ; at Winthrop, 4/26/11 ; Winthrop, 3/21/12
Assists: 9, Rider, Mar 13, 2009
Most games started: 1st (226)
Most assists: 1st (630)
Most games played: 2nd (228)
Most times hit by pitch: t-9th (23)
Most chances: 10th (1028)
Most doubles: 11th (51)