Height: 5' 9" Weight: 175 lbs
School: Holy Cross
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Slick fielder and speedster set for his first season with the Purple and Gold.
College Information - 2011
Second-year infielder at the College of the Holy Cross for head coach Greg DiCenzo...One of three Crusaders to play and start all 48 regular season games...Started all 48 games at shortstopTopped the team with 59 hits, 41 runs, 14 stolen bases and 144 defensive assists...Set career highs in almost every offensive category including batting average (.299), runs batted in (19), hits, runs scored, doubles (nine), sacrifice hits (five) and on-base percentage (.340)...Collected 16 multi-hit games including eight three-hit efforts...Second in the Patriot League in stolen bases and among the top 10 in hits and runs scored...Batted .296 in league games and scored 12 runs...Scored four times in a win over UMASS on March 29...Went 3-for-5 with a season-high four RBI at Bucknell on April 10.
Starting shortstop for the Crusaders as a true freshman...Appeared in 46 of 52 regular season games...Second on the team with 13 stolen bases on 15 attempts and third in defensive assists (109)...Batted .246 with one home run and 11 runs batted in...Compiled 30 hits, 24 runs, 11 walks and five sacrifice hits...Six multi-hit and one multi-RBI game...Started all 36 of his games played at shortstop...Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI in his collegiate debut at Georgia Southern on Feb. 27 hit a home run in his first collegiate at-bat...Stole a series high three bases during the Patriot League finals against Bucknell...Tied for team lead in frosh games played.
Attended Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, N.Y...Two-time selection to the Five Boro Sports All-Brooklyn squad (2008, 2009)...Helped lead Xaverian to a CHSAA championship as a junior; team defeated Moore Catholic in the winner-take-all title game at St. John's...New York Daily News All-City CHSAA honorable mention in 2009...Spent final two varsity seasons as the Clippers lead-off hitter...Stole 105 bases at Xaverian...Competed in the CHSAA vs. PSAL Senior All-Star Classic...Also ran indoor track
Collegiate teammates, Patrick Puentes and Brandon Cipolla, will also join the Wizards this summer...Collegiate teammates Ryan Doerhoff and Chris Kono will pitch for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes this summer...Collegiate teammate, John Colella, was All-NYCBL first team last season with the Elmira Pioneers...Collegiate teammates, John Pedrotty and Matt Croglio, played for the Wizards in 2009.