Air Force vs. BYU - May 21, 2011
Air Force vs. BYU - May 19, 2011
Air Force vs. UNLV - May 12, 2010
Air Force vs. San Diego State - March 22, 2011
Air Force vs. San Diego State - April 21, 2010
Notable: 23rd round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in 2007 ... brother, Chris, plays for the New York Mets ... enters 2011 as Air Force's all-time leader in triples with 26 ... led NCAA with 10 triples as a freshman, earning freshman All-American honors.
Senior (2011): Team captain.
Junior (2010): Played in 55 games, starting 54 in center field...batted .309 with eight doubles, 11 triples, nine homers and 28 RBIs...led Mountain West Conference and ranked fourth in the nation with 11 triples...the 11 triples are second all-time in a season at Air Force...also led team with 51 runs scored...fifth on team with 63 hits...second on team with .588 slugging...second on team with 13 stolen bases...third on team with .401 on-base percentage...also ranked in MWC top 10 in steals (6th), hit by pitches (6th with 9) and slugging (10th)...had a season-best nine-game hitting streak, which was tied for third-best on the team...played summer ball for the Alexandria Beetles in the Northwoods League.
Sophomore (2009): Played in 48 games, starting 45 ...batted .239, but had .392 on-base percentage with team-leading 33 walks...33 walks is 10th-best single-season total at the Academy and ranked ninth in the Mountain West Conference...scored more runs (39) than base hits (37)...led team with five triples, 15 stolen bases and hit by eight pitches...third on team in runs and homers (7)...set school record with 56 strikeouts...ranked eighth in the MWC in triples and stolen bases...54 percent of hits went for extra bases...batted leadoff in a team-high 23 games...started 32 games in left field and 12 in center.
Freshman (2008): Third-team Ping!Baseball Freshman All-American selection at second base...led NCAA Div. I with 10 triples and .20 triples-per-game average...team freshman of the year ...played in 50 games, starting 49...led team with .312 batting average, 51 runs scored, 58 hits, 34 walks, 30 extra-base hits, .570 slugging percentage and .430 on-base percentage ...was second on team with 19 stolen bases and 16 doubles...10 triples is a Mountain West Conference freshman record and the second-most in school history... hit seven triples in his final 16 games of the season...also hit four home runs and drove in 30 runs...MWC all-academic selection ... also batted .312 in MWC play, hitting six triples.
De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.): Lettered three years in baseball...Rawlings Pre-Season All-American ... drafted in the 23rd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2007 MLB Free Agent Amateur Draft...First-team Contra Costa Times, San Francisco East Bay and Bay Valley Athletic League as a junior and senior...led DLS to North Coast Section 3A East Bay Title, it's second title in three years...as a senior, batted .467 with 42 hits, 38 runs scored and drove in 22 runs...also stole 21 bases and had a .578 on-base percentage...went 13-for-19 in De La Salle's four NCS playoff games...BVAL MVP as a junior...Puma All-American as a junior...batted .438 as a junior with 39 runs scored and five home runs...stole 19 bases and had a .577 OBP as a junior...Contra Costa Times 100 Best Prep Athlete's honoree...graduated with high honors...high school baseball coach was Eric Borba...played summer ball for the elite NorCal team coached by Rob Bruno.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 12...nickname is Danger...plans on attending pilot training upon graduation...is the Squadron 12 Flight Commander...on the Commandant's, Deans and Athletics list...enjoys fly fishing when away from baseball...something most people don't know about him is that he was born on Jan. 24 at 1:24 pm...advice to young people is to follow your dreams no matter what it takes...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...brother, Chris, was a three-year baseball letterwinner at Stanford and is currently with the New York Mets...also has another brother, Adam...son of William and Lorraine Carter.
Getting to know Nathan:
Favorite food: Ribs.
Favorite Movie: A River Runs Through It.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? Survivor. I would love to live in the jungle and try and be the last person standing.
What do you have on your iPod? Everything, but if I had to choose a favorite band it would be Dave Matthews Band.
How did you spend your summer? First go I had a summer class and took MSS. Then I did power flight and soloed in an airplane. Third period I worked LRC.
Why I came to the Academy:To fly and serve my country.