Saint Leo, Fla. (June 8, 2007) - Saint Leo University baseball player Ricky Nolan (Jr., Seminole, Fla.) was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft on Friday.  Nolan was taken by the Nationals in the 24th round of the annual draft with pick number 730 overall.

Nolan was a First Team All-Sunshine State Conference selection this season and also earned Second Team Daktronics All-South Region,

The Lions’ backstop batted a career-best .341 with career highs in RBI (37), doubles (14), hits (58) and runs scored (32) in 2007.  He had just four errors and a .986 fielding percentage, while gunning down 14 potential base stealers and picking off three base-runners.

Through three seasons with the Lions, Nolan has a .287 career batting average (127-for-442) with 66 RBI and 67 runs scored.  He has 27 career doubles and five home runs, while playing in 132 contests and making 116 starts.

Defensively, he has a career fielding percentage of .988 and has totaled eight pickoffs has thrown out 35 base stealers.