2   David Valesente
David Valesente

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ithaca, N.Y.

High School:
Lansing

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
07/15/1988

B/T:
R/R


2009: Named the Most Outstanding Performer on the squad...Started all 45 contests he played in...Hit a career-best .369, good for second on the team...Led the Hawks with 39 runs scored, 65 hits, 15 doubles, and a .459 on-base percentage...Also hit five home runs, one behind the team leader...Scored four runs in a game twice (March 11 vs. SIU-Edwardsville, March 18 vs. Lehigh)...Also tied a school record with five hits in the win over SIUE...Homered in back-to-back games on March 13 and 14...Selected to the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Team...Also chosen for the Northwoods League All-Star squad this past summer.

2008: Led the Hawks with 39 runs batted in, 48 games played, and 45 starts... Ranked second on the club in hits (48) and home runs (three)...His four sacrifice flies were also tops on the team...Had 15 multi-hit games and a team-high 11 multi-RBI games...Drove in four runs in a 10-9 win at Xavier on April 19...Recorded a 10-game hitting streak that tied for the team high...Named the team's top Scholar-Athlete.

2007: Ranked third on the squad with a .326 batting average...His 47 hits were also good for third on the team...Drove in 18 runs to lead all Hawk freshmen...Also led all SJU rookies in games played (41) and games started (36)...Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.

High School: First team All-State senior year...Hit .485 with two home runs, 37 runs scored, and 30 RBI in his final season...Was also a member of the Lansing football team.

Personal: Born on July 15, 1988 to George and Dianne Valesente...Father pitched in the Washington Senators organization at the AAA level and is now the head coach at Ithaca College, where he coached current SJU head man Fritz Hamburg...Sister Christine played ice hockey at Clarkson University... Majoring in marketing.


Career Statistics

Year    AVG  GP-GS   AB    R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  TB   SLG%   BB  HBP  SO  GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT  PO   A   E  FLD%
2007   .326  41-36  144   18  47   4   0   0   18  51   .354    9    6  19    3  .388   1   0   5-7    49  58   9  .922
TOTAL  .326  41-36  144   18  47   4   0   0   18  51   .354    9    6  19    3  .388   1   0   5-7    49  58   9  .922