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Rob Cafiero

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Massapequa Park, N.Y.

High School:
Massapequa High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
1B/DH

Birthdate:
05/01/1980

VILLANOVA: Tremendous power potential... In the best shape of his career...Primed for a tremendous senior campaign...Among the top 10 all-time at Villanova in doubles, home runs, total bases and RBI...Just 35 RBI shy of the school record held by Gary Scott (183).

2001- Started in 45 of 50 games...Finished the season batting .299 (50-for-167)...Posted 27 runs scored, 13 doubles, four home runs and 36 RBI...Second on the Wildcat team in RBI...Hit .299 in Big East play (26-for-87) with 14 runs scored, seven doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI.

2000- Played in 48 games, starting in 46...Batted .320 with 55 hits in 172 at-bats...Tallied 32 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple five runs and 40 RBI...Tops on the Villanova team in RBI and tied for first in home runs...Posted a .420 on-base percentage...Hit .269 in Big East play (21-for-78) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and a team-high 15 RBI.

1999- Honored by Collegiate Baseball as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American...Named to the Freshman All- America third team by Baseball America...Big East All-Rookie Team selection...Co-MVP of the Liberty Bell Classic...Started in all 54 games for the Wildcats...Tied for the team lead in batting with a .361 average (69-for-191)...Led the team in home runs with 10 and RBI with 72...Led the Big East in RBI, also ranking among the national leaders...Tied for the team lead in hits (69), slugging (.597), and total bases (114)...Tallied 40 runs and 15 doubles on the year...Hit .295 in Big East play, with 16 runs, two doubles, six home runs and 34 RBI.

PERSONAL: Management major...Attended Massapequa High School...Earned four varsity letters for head coach Bob Dell...Received All-America honors as a senior...Three-time Nassau County MVP...Named to the All-New York State Team in 1997-98...Three-time All-County Performer...All-Eastern Region as a senior...Recorded a 32-3 record and a 1.22 ERA during his career...Tallied a 550 batting average, 24 home runs and 121 RBI...High school teammate of current Wildcat Tom Kandybowicz...Member of the National Honor Society...Younger of two sons of Michael and Linda Cafiero...Brother, Chris, plays baseball at Adelphi University...Born 5/1/80 in North Valley Stream, N.Y.

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