A 2002 graduate of Saint Joseph's, Mike DeLorenzo is in his first season as a Hawk assistant coach after completing his collegiate playing career as a fifth-year senior in 2003. One of the team's most vocal leaders as well as one of the Atlantic 10's most capable receivers after transferring to SJU from Rhode Island in 2000, DeLorenzo was a two-time winner of the team's scholar-athlete award. The cerebral backstop earned both Academic All-A-10 and Verizon Academic All-District honors as a senior. A clutch performer, the Fairfield, N.J. native (West Essex H.S.) hit .286 last season with four home runs and 26 RBI. DeLorenzo was honored as the National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA after cracking walk-off home runs on consecutive days versus Duquesne last season.