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John Fabriziani
John  Fabriziani


Doylestown, Pa.

High School:
La Salle

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180





On Fabriziani: Hard worker and a loyal team member who gives the Wildcats depth at catcher ... Solid receiver with good knowledge of the Villanova pitching staff ... Should once again compete to earn a role as a backup catcher this season.

Career: Has seen action in seven career games and is 1-for-7 with a walk, a run scored and four strikeouts at the plate ... Played one game defensively behind the plate and had a putout in his only fielding chance.

2016: Pinch hit in two games during the season and went 1-for-2 with a run scored ... Registered his first career hit in a win over Dartmouth, going 1-for-1 with a run scored in the game ... Also pinch hit against Hartford.

2015: Appeared as a pinch hitter in games against Boston College and Creighton, going 0-for-2.

2014: Saw action in three games as a pinch hitter and a defensive replacement ... Went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout ... Made his collegiate debut against Central Michigan ... Pinch hit and stayed in the game as the designated hitter versus Penn ... Pinch hit and stayed in to catch at Temple.

La Salle College High School: Earned one varsity letter playing for the same high school program that produced Villanova hall of famer and former Philadelphia Phillies player Gene Schall ... As a senior helped lead his team to the Philadelphia Catholig League title as well as the Philadelphia City championship ... Was named his team's Offensive MVP and earned All-Catholic honors at catcher as a senior ... Achieved High Honors academically all four years ... Inducted into the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 5/31/94 in North Wales, Pa. ... Younger of two sons of Barry and Maria Fabriziani ... Has an older brother, Josh (22) ... Father played college football as a wideout at Washington and Jefferson ... Chose to attend Villanova for its great academic programs and the chance to play baseball ... Comprehensive Science major.