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 five career games and is 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts at the plate … Played one game defensively behind the plate and had a putout in his only fielding chance.
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 (21) … 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 Sciences major.